Nut Seating Files

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Nut Seating Files

Sturdy files for cleaning and squaring nut mounting surfaces. They file only the bottom of the slot, leaving the side walls unscarred.

These files have fine and medium cutting surfaces.

Each file is 7-3/8" (187.33mm) long, with 4" (101.60mm) cutting surfaces and a rubber-coated handle. To keep the file from binding in the slot, we have designed these files to be slightly narrower than the nut size specified. An undersized file also helps to prevent widening the slot width—ensuring a snug fit for your nut.

5055 For 1/8" (3.18mm) wide nut Works for Fender® guitars and basses
5056 For 3/16" (4.76mm) wide nut Works for Gibson® guitars, basses, banjos, and mandolins
5057 For 1/4" (6.35mm) wide nut Works for classical and Dobro® guitars


Product Instructions

Making a Nut, Step-by-Step

Dan Erlewine, of Stewart-MacDonald's R&D Team, walks you through making and installing a new nut.

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You'll need more than patience if you dont have 'em

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Those are perfect to correct others' (and yours as well) mistakes. They do a neat job on cleaning caked glue on nut slots.

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TrFs bien

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Cela fait partie des outils a avoir dans son atelier!

5.0

Perfect for nut slot chip out

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These files work great for evening out a nut slot that has been chipped up. Use these after the micro chisel for very nice and flat slot.

5.0

Great tool!

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Great tool cleans the slot well. This tool is a must for clean nut work, and fixing others rushed work.

5.0

nut seat  file

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I purchased the 1/8" Fender sized files.This has got to be,beyond a doubt,one of the best tools in a builders arsenal.It is perfect for finishing a nut slot to proper depth.With both grits,it gives the option of a quick cut or a slow(walk-in)cut.

5.0

If you do nut work, buy these. 

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Pick up all three and save yourself a lot of trouble.

5.0

Must Have.....

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Besides the top quality of these files, there is no substitute for them. And they repaired my screw-up from not using them in the first place!

5.0

A Winner

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Makes for rapid cleaning of nut slots,does a great job,great file.

4.0

Worked Great

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Good quality. The choice of coarse or fine on same file allows you to remove bulk of wood quicker and then use the fine side for more precise work.

5.0

excellent

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Great files. i have the 3/16 and 1/4 sizes. i use them often and i am glad i own them.

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