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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 that a few thousands 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.

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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There is no substitute for having a quality tool to work with. Having tried using a cheap gas torch tip cleaner on previous projects, the StewMac Nut files are the only way to go. The control, ease and speed of task time is appreciated.

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Fast Job

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This tools definitely allows you to make the job in minutes and whit great results

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Gauged Nut File- Improvement

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I just received these Nut Files and I am sure they will do a great job, but I feel the thinner ones .010" to .20" need to have a stiffener added on either the sides or top to keep the file straight. The .010" is particularly 'bendy'.

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Nut Files

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I've used these files on bass guitars up to mandolins. They are easy to use, and have the perfect cross section for string fit. Gives a professional finish to the job.

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nut files

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A must have if you make your own nuts.

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right tool for the job

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Well before purchasing the Gauged nut files. I thought I could get away with the rather expensive set of Italian feather files. Just shows you that the right tool makes things that much easier. The slotting files are excellent. Thanks again.

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The ultimate nut slotting tools!

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Perfect for this critical task, my favourite of any I've tried, and I've tried them all! If I could only have one set of nut slotting files, these would be it. I only wish they came in a complete set too!

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Perfect

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No more need to write word.
It is perfect.

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Amazing files

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ive got full set, perfect, wonderful
i use standard string 010 , to 0.46
the nut look prefect after, they are realy sharp as well
make you work as PRO : sometimes you need special tools to get the job done
i love this files

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A must for any guitar shop

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These files do a great job on bone and other soft materials.

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