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Nut and Saddle Sander

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Nut and Saddle Sander

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Perfectly square nuts and saddles in seconds
For solid contact and good tone, the bottom of a nut or saddle must be squared up. This "vise on wheels" is the fastest, surest way to do this.

Solves the tone trouble caused by poor fit
Hand-sanding a nut or saddle, it's hard not to tilt it one direction or the other. The result is a poor fit in the slot—always a tone problem, but especially with undersaddle pickups.

The Nut and Saddle Sander holds the nut or saddle perfectly vertical while you roll it over sandpaper on a flat surface. Adjustment screws set the amount you want to remove, and in moments the piece is squared up and truly flat.

"This takes the guesswork out of squaring up for a perfect fit. More accurate and faster, a win-win!"
—Matt Brooker, guitar repairman and StewMac tech advisor

  • Aluminum body with steel ball bearing rollers
  • Works with any nut/saddle material up to 3-1/4" x 3/8" (82mm x 10mm)

Watch our videos: Erick Coleman shows how he uses this tool. Roberto Fontanot, inventor of the Nut and Saddle Sander, demonstrates from his shop in Italy.

    How to use the Nut and Saddle Sander
  • Use Stikit sandpaper on a flat surface.
  • Tighten the nut or saddle in the spring-loaded jaw. To hold a nut, remove the inner spring tensioner.
  • There are two sets of holes for the height adjusters: close for nuts, wide for saddles.
  • Each mark on the height-adjusters equals approximately one tenth of a millimeter.
  • When the wheels start turning, you’ve reached your preset height, and milled the nut or saddle flat.

The Nut & Saddle Sander is created by Roberto Fontanot of Heart Sound, an Italian company specializing in acoustic amplification. Roberto has worked with leading artists including Tommy Emmanuel and Steve Vai, and is now in charge of Research and Development at Eko Guitars.


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5.0

Flat bottomed saddle and nuts

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Verified Buyer


This tool works beautifully! Easy to set up and adjust.

5.0

Nut and saddle sander - a welcome addition

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Verified Buyer


This tool actually works quite well for squaring off the bottom edge of a saddle. Glad I finally spent the money. I like the shims-under-the-wheels method someone mentioned earlier to set up the tool for a measured amount of material removal. I put some Vibratite compound on the two top height screw threads so they would not back out as easily.

5.0

Worked great on first use

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Verified Buyer


This tool helped me to get my Guild Westerly acoustic saddle set exactly where I want it. It fills a big need in the work that I do.

5.0

A great tool!

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Verified Buyer


This thing takes the guess work out of sanding nuts and saddles. All you do is mark the amount you desire to remove, load it in the jig, align your mark and sand until you get to the metal of the jig.

Love it!! Great time saver!

5.0

Worth the cost!

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Verified Buyer


I put off buying this for a long time and regret holding out. This is one of the best time saving tools I've bought for my shop in recent memory. A real game changer in terms of time for custom nut and saddle installs and fine tuning saddles for acoustic set ups. This tool should pay for itself in no time in any busy repair shop.

5.0

Fast & Precise Nut & Saddle Adjustments!

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I immediately put this new tool to work in my shop. It hasn't been too easy until now to get perfectly square nut & saddle bottoms. When removing material from a saddle to install an undersaddle pickup, you usually have one shot at getting it right.

The top adjusting screw calibrations are good, but for more precise removal, I put the appropriate feeler gages under the bearing wheels & press the saddle down flat on the paper After removing the feeler gages, sand the measured amount away. This has proved accurate to the a thousands of an inch. I have also added springs to the upper adjustment screws which makes them feel more precise and secure.

4.0

After much hesitation...

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Verified Buyer


... I finally gave in and bought this. While the cost seems high and the job can be done without it, I would buy another immediately if I lost this one. What a time and frustration saver. My only minor gripe is that it can't hold a nut with a curved back (like many of the ready made nuts from Graphtech for example).

5.0

High quality, very useful tool.

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Verified Buyer


This is pretty much what it's cracked up to be. Works great. A bit pricey but the quality and precision removes some of that sting.

5.0

I Can't Believe It

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I am not a luthier. I work on my own guitars. For years I have adjusted saddle heights and carved nuts by hand. Always with great mashing of the teeth. Sometimes redoing them 3 or 4 times. This little machine is like a miracle. If you do some precise measuring, it will give a precise product. I have replaced two nuts and a saddle since I bought it. They are perfect. THIS SANDER IS WORTH EVERY NICKEL YOU SPEND ON IT.

5.0

What a great idea, wish I'd have thought of it first!

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In my shop I lower the action on numerous guitars and this little device makes for quick work of this job. The fact that it does the nut and the saddle makes for a fantastic tool. KASA Guitar, Atlanta, GA.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 5 See Nut and Saddle Sander
on page 5 of our StewMac Digital Catalog