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Nut Seating Files For 1/8" wide nut

For 1/8" wide nut

Item # 5055
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$23.10

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Nut Seating Files For 3/16" wide nut

For 3/16" wide nut

Item # 5056
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$25.33

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Nut Seating Files For 1/4" wide nut

For 1/4" wide nut

Item # 5057
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$39.66

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 Nut Seating Files, Set of 3

Nut Seating Files, Set of 3

Item # 5060
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Nut Seating Files

About This Item

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


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.

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5.0

Perfect

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Just was one of those tools I needed and didn't know where else to get it. Worked great for me.

5.0

Pretty good file..

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Great for cleaning glue, old or new lacquer out of the nut slot...

5.0

Worth the Price

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Sharp. Easy to use. Does exactly what it's suppose to do.

4.0

1/8" file is not 1/8"

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This is excellent tool, file is very sharp.

Strange thing here is the thickness of file, that's not equal to 1/8 of an inch (something like 2,7 mm instead of it). It's still possible to clean nut slot, but i need to move file from side to side while cleaning. There is almost no negative effect from this size shrinkage - it's mostly just strange...

5.0

Tried to go without

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These are much easier to use and more effective than sand paper on a stick.

4.0

Good quality

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Good quality file - gets into the corners. It is a little too undersized for my taste.

5.0

3/16" NUT SEATING FILE

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Another high quality specialized tool from STEWMAC, that makes the specialized art of Luthiery, and string nut installation, all the more easier. Another specialized tool very hard to do without...

4.0

Decent

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They work great, I just feel that they are a little pricey.

5.0

Fantasic!

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Used the 1/4" nut seating file to install an LSR Roller nut in an american standard strat, the job came out so sweet it looks like it came strait from fender, the customer was blown away. Thanks Stew-Mac

5.0

Perfect for the Job.

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Last year I purchased a ton of tools from S.M. and so far I'm very happy with most of them including this file.
Dont hesitate in buying this tool.
Works great.

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