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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

Fingernail Saver!

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When I sent for this tool I thought it a bit of a splurge but its as important to me as the string gauge now.

3.0

String Lifter

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It lifts the string like it says it does but what I didn't realize is you must hold it with your hand. I was hoping it would lift the string out of the way and stay there leaving me both hands to work with. Maybe a flat side so it will stay up and out of the way by itself. I use it every once and a while but it's not a must have for me.

5.0

Ingenious

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Works like a champ!

5.0

Wonderful... once I got the hang of it!

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I've had this clever little tool in my bench for a long time but never used it after giving it an initial try. The problem is that the photo doesn't match the instructions! The photo shows the tool lifting a string behind the nut, which doesn't work well at all. After reading the positive reviews and noticing the directions indicate using it in front of the nut, I gave it another try. I reduced my nut making time in half by not having to retune strings... no string breakage either. Stewmac really needs to change that photo! Get this tool, it is $5 very well spent.

5.0

String lifter

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Ha! Go figure....



Never figured I'd love this anywhere near as much as I do.



Holy time saver batman!



If you do tons of guitar work, get this.

5.0

Great for applying nut lub

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I use this great little tool after restring to apply Guitar Grease (3413) under the string to the (non-locking) nut. I use a Drop Fill Stick (3108) to apply it with. Thanks StewMac, Good design.

5.0

What's not to like?

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It's a very simple little tool that makes an awkward job very easy, and without marring the instrument.

5.0

NICE TOOL TO HAVE AROUND

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Make nut adjustment easy

5.0

Excellent!!

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What an excellent tool for set-up jobs and nut making in my shop! Saves so much time and effort when filing nut slots!! Great job on this one guys!!!!!

5.0

Very handy

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Great time-saver. To guard against the fretboard "dings" one reviewer noted, I slip a blade of a feeler gauge between this and the fret board, just to be safe, but except on a few exceptionally heavy gauged strings I didn't notice even a potential problem.

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