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Gauged Nut Slotting File Set for Acoustic Guitar

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For Light/Medium Strings - Set of 6

Item # 0884
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List Price $77.85
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For Medium/Heavy Strings - Set of 6

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Gauged Nut Slotting File Set for Acoustic Guitar

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The right gauges for cutting and shaping string slots on acoustic guitars. Six files in each set.

Our tempered edge-cut nut files produce round-bottom slots for nuts and saddles. Ensure your strings seat properly in the nut without buzzing!

Each chrome-alloy steel file has twin 4" cutting edges. Among our most popular tools, these professional files help you get the job done quickly and correctly.


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StewMac tech advisors specify these sets to match your string gauge:

#0884 For Light/Medium Strings
0.013", 0.016", 0.024", 0.032", 0.042", and 0.056"

#0885 For Medium/Heavy Strings
0.016", 0.020", 0.028", 0.035", 0.050", and 0.056"


Just want one? Each file is also sold individually.

Match the file to the string gauge
Choose a file of the same size as the string, or no more than a few thousandths wider. By rocking the file side to side, you can widen the slot to fit a slightly wider string.


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5.0

Finally got the right tools for the job.

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After struggling for years trying to adjust my guitar nuts, I bought these nut files -- what a pleasure! Why did I wait to get them? I'm not a pro luthier, but being able to do small adjustments is great.
Thank you Stew-Mac.

5.0

An easy to use tool

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They make slotting a nut a whole lot simpler when used in conjunction with a nut slotting gauge. A far cry from needle files used in the past and more accurate.

5.0

Make that acoustic guitar play like it's supposed to!!

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Verified Buyer


Excellent files to produce excellent work. A luthier is as good as his tools.

5.0

Should Have Bought Sooner

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Verified Buyer


These nut files work well. I've used the various DIY methods in the past and made them work, but these files make the job much easier and give better results. I only work on my own guitars, so I had difficulty justifying the expense for only occasional use, but now I realize they are well worth it. I bought the #0884 set for Light/Medium Strings (0.013", 0.016", 0.024", 0.032", 0.042", and 0.056"). Those sizes seem to work fine for lighter strings, too, at least down to .010-.046 sets.

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Best thing I ever did for my guitar

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After owning a few guitars and never having them play great even after "pro setups" I bit the bullet and bought these after reading one of Dan Erlewine's book.

I used the simple method of stacking feeler gauges against the nut after measuring the height of the frets. My guitar had a micarta nut, these went through it very easily. Everything came out great and the guitar was transformed and plays fantastically now.

I know there is lots of complaining about the price of these but they seem like a bargain compared to trying to find someone else to do the work for you who will do what you want and do it right.

5.0

These things are amazing

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Forget the needle files and other expedients. These things are great. If the material is at all soft they cut so fast it's scary., and they make a slot of a precise width, easily. They are expensive (at least to my budget they are) bu I'm glad I made the investment. Getting the nut correct has a major effect on how an instrument sounds and plays. These are a major help in getting the nut right.

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Unique

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I searched the internet, and no products do exactly what these files do. I do a lot of my own repairs and adjustments, and StewMac repeatedly has EXACTLY what I need! For us amateurs, a light touch is required, so go gently!

5.0

Heavy gauged nut files great quality!

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Quit wasting time and buy the files! I have tried the torch cleaning tips and other things but nothing I have found works like what was made for the job!

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Awesome

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To think of all the time I wasted with cheap eBay files. Nice clean slots easier to control depth. They do wonderful with bone nuts, cuts through maple saddles like a hacksaw. I do prefer the other style for ebony and micarta. The micarta tends to clog the file and ebony is just tough for most any file

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File set

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I have been using other files and doing OK on nuts and saddles, but this set makes it faster .
I did the nut and saddle using the file set on this mandolin. The plastic nut and saddle were changed to bone, what a difference the bone makes. Gene South Idaho