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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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5.0

Tiny little tool

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Works as expected

5.0

Great little tool

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This little tool does an amazing job of moving strings that are at tension in oder to do nut filing or local fret work. The only thing to be aware of is that it will leave marks on the fretboard if you dont have something under it. It moves smoothly and saves my fingers from bearing the tension that in some cases has to be detuned and retuned after each step. It is a small tool so buy a couple in case you are like me and forget where I set it down, or have lots off tools in play at once......and who doesn't.

5.0

Very handy!

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Great time saver...sometimes the simplest tools are the best.

5.0

Great for a nut job

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Purchased this to do my very first guitar set (been playing for decades) I found it to be a very easy way to make the string removals for filing the nut. I would defiantly recommend this product.

3.0

Unnecessary Tool

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A good idea tool that I won't use much because it put small dents in my cheap(ish) guitar's fretboard. So now instead I hook my finger under the string, slide it up to the nut, and move the string over. Shazaam.

5.0

good little tool

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I should have bought one of these along time ago - a real timesaver

5.0

a MUST for nut work

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You can make one from a scrap of hard wood, but this tool is great.
The nylon lifter slides ever so easily on the finger board.
Great simple useful, & inexpensive.

5.0

Have used this tool for years

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I'm a professional guitar tech for several large acts. I use this tool on the road to lift strings and add lubricant underneath, on top the nut slots for artists instruments that require this step, while the string is still under pitch tension. Makes that task super quick, and safe for possible slipping of strings 1 & 6 that can, if not careful, can fall off the sides and scar the finish of the frontal headstock heel. Additionally, the nylon used to make this tool is strong, cut correctly at the proper angle, and has never failed in five years, hundreds on shows. An A + tool in my book, and cannot do without.

5.0

Less stress on strings

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This simple item allows for filing slots on the nut without tuning down the strings and adding life to the strings

5.0

Brilliant tool...

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Ordered this to try it out and now wouldn't be without it! If you need to fill in low nut slots this tool let's you pull the string up whilst still in tune and rest it on an adjacent nut slot while you fill-in to re-cut later, or while you file for a lower/cleaner slot. Saves me lots of wasted time, what a great little tool. I keep mine with my set of SM Nutfiles so I never lose it. Recommended for all setups/repairs.

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