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Gauged Nut Slotting Files

About This Item

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.

What files do I need?
Choose nut slotting files that are the same size or no more than a few thousandths larger than your individual string gauges. A smaller file can also be rocked side to side to widen a slot to the desired size. For example, you can cut a .043" slot with a .042" file by moving it around a bit.

Save 10% by purchasing the complete set
Always have the right gauge for cutting and shaping string slots on any instrument. Complete set of nineteen files includes every size we offer.

Tip: Slotting Tune-o-matic style saddles
Nut slotting files work great for metal saddles. Choose your file size as you would when slotting a nut: use the same gauge as the string, or a few thousandths larger. After filing to the desired depth, we suggest polishing the slot with Mitchell's Abrasive Cord to remove file marks and burrs.


Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Are you supposed to slot Tune-o-matic bridge saddles?

Customers often ask how and why they should put slots in the saddles of their new Tune-o-matic bridge. Erick Coleman provides the answers in this issue of Trade Secrets.

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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Completes my nut file set.

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I bought this to complete my nut file set. I expected a rigid back - this is very flexible as, of course, it is very thin. It should be fine for the job but will require careful handling.

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Great tools!

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These work great. Just take you time, and protect the bridge and the pickup covers.

5.0

Best quality

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You can get cheaper ones, but they are also inferior

5.0

They're GREATTTTTTT!

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Hard, (if not impossible } to top these radiused files! Been using the 10's to 56's for umpteen years but due to Bass work increasing, decided to stop "Wallering" my slots, bite the $$ bullet, and get three of the larger sizes, ie: 65, 85, and 105. Haven't used them as yet, but am SURE that the ever-consistent Stewmac excellence will be found in these as well!

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Nut Files

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I tried all the alternatives (needle files, welding tip files and folded sandpaper) but, the nut files are the only way to do the job right! Do cheat yourself, get the files and go nuts!

5.0

files

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I found these files to be just what I needed I am pleased with my purchase

5.0

Gauged nut slotting files

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i bought a set of these to convert a european bass that had a light set of string to medium flat wounds. a few swipes in the nut slot with these and i was good to go.

5.0

High quality files

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I made the mistake of buying a low priced made in China nut file set. After ruining a nut and getting frustrated. I decided to do what I knew I should of done the first time. I bought a high quality set of files that will last a lifetime and will have resale value if I should need to sell them. Just by using them on two of my guitars they have paid for themselves. Buy them if you want to do the job right.

5.0

Wicked good

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Perfect!

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Nut files

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After years of using needle files and saw blades I can say these nut files are great.
Recommended for sure.

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