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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

a MUST for nut work

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You can make one from a scrap of hard wood, but this tool is great.
The nylon lifter slides ever so easily on the finger board.
Great simple useful, & inexpensive.

5.0

Have used this tool for years

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I'm a professional guitar tech for several large acts. I use this tool on the road to lift strings and add lubricant underneath, on top the nut slots for artists instruments that require this step, while the string is still under pitch tension. Makes that task super quick, and safe for possible slipping of strings 1 & 6 that can, if not careful, can fall off the sides and scar the finish of the frontal headstock heel. Additionally, the nylon used to make this tool is strong, cut correctly at the proper angle, and has never failed in five years, hundreds on shows. An A + tool in my book, and cannot do without.

5.0

Less stress on strings

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This simple item allows for filing slots on the nut without tuning down the strings and adding life to the strings

5.0

Brilliant tool...

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Ordered this to try it out and now wouldn't be without it! If you need to fill in low nut slots this tool let's you pull the string up whilst still in tune and rest it on an adjacent nut slot while you fill-in to re-cut later, or while you file for a lower/cleaner slot. Saves me lots of wasted time, what a great little tool. I keep mine with my set of SM Nutfiles so I never lose it. Recommended for all setups/repairs.

4.0

String lifter

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This is a handy little tool which I use a lot when I'm cutting nut slots. Needs a little care though as it can mark the fret-board. I like to pull it up by the handle rather than lever it, that way I prevent any scuffing.

2.0

Bit disappointed

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I am a bit disappointed in this item, it would benefit from a "T" bar fitted to the end to provide a bit extra lift.

5.0

Great Tool

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Great time saving tools. I will order a couple more.

4.0

Sure makes it easy to adjust a nut slot!

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I had thought of something like this before but could not think of how to fabricate it. Now I have one and it does the job! Like a little string jack!

2.0

Dents the fingerboard

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This is a clever, simple, little gadget that solves a problem by doing more harm than good. I just tried it out on my 32-year-old guitar I bought new. Now, there are four new permanent dents in the fingerboard. Until I damaged my guitar with this device, I could proudly claim I had always taken excellent care of my guitar. There is a safe means to use this, which I shall try on something less precious to me first. Slide a steel rule under the string, then press the string lifter against it when lifting the string. The steel rule will distribute the force of the lifter over a large area, so the fingerboard doesn't get dented. Yes, this adds to the complexity of the task, but it's still much faster than unwinding and rewinding the string. I'm giving this product a second star because there is at least a way to work around the dent issue. I'm disappointed in all those who gave five-star rave reviews. I'm sure they pay no attention to all the dents they leave in so many fingerboards.

4.0

Time saver

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This string lifter is quite handy for final nut slot adjustment. So handy, in fact, that it stays in my mobile setup bag.

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