String Lifter

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Speeds nut slotting jobs! This simple little tool will save you a lot of time when you're filing a nut slot.

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String Lifter

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Speeds nut slotting jobs! This simple little tool will save you a lot of time when you're filing a nut slot.

Just slip it under the string in front of the nut, and quickly lever the string up and out of your way. There's no need to loosen the string, and you can quickly reseat it to check the slot depth frequently as you work, without tedious retunings.

The String Lifter fits any string up to .062". Our thanks to luthier Rolfe Gerhardt for this clever idea.

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String Lifter

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No more broken nails.

By Jocko from Scotland
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, June 30, 2012

Great little tool. So simple. Saves on broken nails. Lift the string, ease it to the side, put it back when done. Simples.

String Lifter

By James Murphy from Plymouth England
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 26, 2012

I first used this tool whilst making my first guitar on course at the excellent Totnes School of Guitar Making. As soon as I used it I knew it would be one of the first items I would order from Stewmac when setting up my own workshop. Filing nut slots to get the action correct at the first fret would be much more difficult without this simple but effective item. It saves time, prevents accidental damage to your instrument and keeps your nails intact.


By SF Guitarworks from San Francisco
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 19, 2012

I gave mine away.

Real Time Saver

By Tecspec from Calgary, Alberta
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 19, 2012

Speeds up nut work.
Eliminates repeated retuning.
Excellent idea.

amazing tool

By Daneel van Eck from South Africa
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 14, 2012

This thing is brilliant - you have to get one. It's so easy to use and saves so much time...

What a time saver Superb.

By Breathed on by Bob from London, UK
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, February 17, 2012

The importance of string / fret clearance at the business end of the neck cannot be overstated. This tool combined with nut files makes it easy to get it right

Simple but so Effective

By M Dawes from South Shields, England
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 22, 2012

I ordered the string lifter as the reviews for it were so good and although I understood what was possible with this small tool, I did not appreciate how quick it was to lift a string out of the nut slot and also the amount of time you could save. I always used to slacken the string to lift it out of the nut, then retighten to pitch after returning to the nut slot. This is another of StewmacÆs little wonders that assist you in getting the job done quicker with a lot less effort, another highly recommended guitar tool.

Needfull as a floor jack for the car

By Martin Fuerstenau from Unterfoehring
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 06, 2012

When I ordered several other tool I thought "Well - a nice gimmick". But now I like that little thing. I have 3 hobbies: luthier, guitar playing and model railroading. But when it comes to guitar playing you need undamaged fingers. And especially for your nails this little toy is worth it weight in gold.

From Germany

Fingernail Saver!

By Wilmer Gingerich from Jamesport MO
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 17, 2011

When I sent for this tool I thought it a bit of a splurge but its as important to me as the string gauge now.

String Lifter

By dsteiner from Mechanicsburg, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 09, 2011

It lifts the string like it says it does but what I didn't realize is you must hold it with your hand. I was hoping it would lift the string out of the way and stay there leaving me both hands to work with. Maybe a flat side so it will stay up and out of the way by itself. I use it every once and a while but it's not a must have for me.

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