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Gauged Nut Slotting File Set for Electric Guitar

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For Light Strings - Set of 6

Item # 0881
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Gauged Nut Slotting File Set for Electric Guitar

About This Item

The right gauges for cutting and shaping string slots on electric guitars. Six files in each set: choose light, medium or heavy gauge strings.

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:

#0881 For Light Strings
0.010", 0.013", 0.016", 0.024", 0.032", and 0.042"

#0882 For Medium Strings
0.010", 0.013", 0.016", 0.028", 0.035", and 0.046"

#0883 For Heavy Strings
0.013", 0.020", 0.024", 0.035", 0.046", 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.

Nut slotting files work great for metal Tune-o-matic bridge saddles. After filing, polish the slot with Mitchell Abrasive Cord to remove file marks.


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5.0

Great set of files....

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Been doing basic repairs for years. This was the first nut replacement where I had to file the string slots....bought this file set to do the job. The online tutorials here at Stew-Mac and elsewhere are spot on. The files cut quickly so be careful when making the cuts....cut once, check twice. End of day...money well spent!

1.0

dissapointed

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Verified Buyer


I bought these hoping to ease the process of nut slotting but they are not even as sharp as my 3 year old Japanese steel nut slotting files

5.0

The right tool for the job.

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Verified Buyer


I'm building cigar box guitars and just strted using bone nuts. These are the perfect tool for slotting the nut and are easy to use.

4.0

Makes daunting job simple

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Verified Buyer


It's amazing what a difference having the right tools for the job makes. All the advice I read on-line suggested leaving nut filing to the experts. With these files it was very easy and I managed a perfect result first time.

5.0

Great file set!

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Verified Buyer


Recently bought the 10-46 set to cut a bone nut, have since used them on Tusq.
Excellent product, they should last years.

4.0

Good but expensive

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Verified Buyer


Top shelf quality files, but pricey

5.0

Watch the video first

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Verified Buyer


Tips like putting tape on the headstock and holding feeler gauges on the fretboard side of the nut are really vital. These are sharp so it's easy to go too deep if you work too fast, but they cut cleanly and one set can easily be used for up to three gauges around the file guage.

5.0

Nut files

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Verified Buyer


I love these, have been using them for years. Just had to get a new set of smaller sizes.

5.0

Mondo perfecto

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Verified Buyer


The only drawback is why didn't I get them sooner.

5.0

great product

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Verified Buyer


did perfect job on the nut I made, great quality and price.

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