Feeler Gauges

Feeler Gauges

Feeler Gauges

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Feeler Gauges

About This Item

A set of 6" x 1/2" steel gauges that allow precision filing of nut slot depths.

Simply stack the appropriate gauges on the fingerboard, against the front edge of the string nut, and file the nut slot down to the top of the stack.

These gauges are also useful for checking string-to-fret clearances and fret slot width, for hardware installation work, and for setting up shop tools.

Gauges include .016", .018", .020", .022", .024", .026", .028", .030", .032", .034" and .040" thicknesses.

The Feeler Gauges are included in the Essential Nut Making Tool Kit, which has all the basic tools you'll need for shaping, string-spacing, slotting and fitting string nuts like a pro.

Instructions

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.

Product Instructions

Using Feeler Gauges to Control Nut Slot Depth

How to use feeler gauges to control nut slot depth.

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5.0

Much Better than Automotive Feelers . . .

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Verified Buyer


. . . and the reason being that they are a good bit longer.

5.0

Long generous blade length

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Verified Buyer


Just right for 6 and 12 string set ups !

2.0

Needs smaller gauges

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Verified Buyer


I should have read the directions.
I needed something for neck and nut relief...this set doesn't come with small gauges

Not to mention it's twice the price as other sets
And it come coated in grease so wash an before u use them

Response from StewMac


Hi Scott,
We're sorry to hear our Feeler Gauges didn't meet your expectations. We stand behind our return policy -- if you are not satisfied you may return them anytime for a refund or exchange. Please call us at 1-800-848-2273.

In the meantime, I've placed your suggestion to offer feeler gauges in smaller increments with our product development team -- customer comments like yours have been the catalyst to many changes to our products.

5.0

Feeler Gauge

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Verified Buyer


A must have for guitars

5.0

Easy to use.

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Verified Buyer


I like that these are longer than normal which makes them easier to use than the standard spark plug feeler guages and can be used with the nut files and the nut jig.

5.0

essential tool

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Verified Buyer


If you don't have these then you should buy them. Essential tool, especially for cutting nut slots. These are great. I have a shorter set as well that is easier to deal with on a mandolin or smaller instrument.

5.0

Sorry I didn't buy them sooner

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Verified Buyer


I received a guitar kit as a gift. It came with a plastic nut. When the guitar was done, I decided to remove the plastic nut and install a bone nut. I easily cut it to size, shaped it and glued it into place. I already owned a set of Stewart-MacDonald files so cutting the slots was relatively easy. However, determining the depth was nerve racking. Now that I own the feeler gauges, I can check my work and see if I can make the slots a little deeper to improve the string action. I would have experienced far less anxiety had I ordered these gauges when I bought the files. The best feature is that the "leafs" are long enough so that you can easily "stack" them for a more precise measurement. I'm sorry I didn't buy them sooner.

5.0

feeler gauge's

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Verified Buyer


perfect length for for all kinds of task's....but they are a bit pricey.

3.0

 Need odd sized feeler gauges

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Verified Buyer


I bought this set to use with the stew mac safe nut. Interestingly while the video for the safe nut shows Don using odd sized gauges the feeler gauge set includes only even sized gauges. If nothing else an odd sized gauge set in addition to this set.

5.0

Good Item

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Verified Buyer


I was teaching my son how to cut & shape a vintage bone nut for a gibson les paul, and we needed these feeler gauges to be able to get the right height on the string slots. It was the first nut that he had done and these gauges made his job so much easier. Thanks for a good product that really works well. Bill K.

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