Gauged Nut Slotting Files

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Gauged Nut Slotting Files

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.


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.

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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Nut slot files make a huge difference

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I've put up with trying to do this job with a selection of needle files for years now, these nut slotting files are so much more precise and time saving.

5.0

right tool right job

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Gotta have the right tool for the job. Necessary to adjust string nut slot depth. No teeth on the sides, just the edges, love these files.

4.0

Not bad

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The 0.010" width file is a little on the flimsy side, but does the job well.

5.0

the best choice!!

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I have sure I did the right choice !! the best files for to work my guitar

5.0

Fretting is more easy !!

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I have been used this fret wire and the are very good and accurate!!
Thanks again!!

5.0

Great

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These files cut quickly and leave nice round bottom slots. Make sure to lube them up with procut to avoid chipping out bone nuts.

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Nut Slotting Files

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This is a great product, it saves time and allows for a professional job, it is so easy to get the right fit for the strings and height on the fret board.

3.0

good for square strings

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These files make square nut slots, which are great if you play square strings.

For those of use who use round strings, a tangential touch to preclude the string from wandering left or right in the nut ... minimizes string damping in the nut.

A 'V'-shaped file makes for minimal string damping within the nut.

4.0

First time .

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Got these so I could adjust a compensating nut and though it was my first time I made a respectable job off it. I will buy more to give me a wider range.

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Gauged nut files

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I have ten guitars and love to experiment, i own just about every profile of mini files, they have all been shelved since i got the right tool for the right job. Could've saved allot of heartaches, and now i love showing them off.

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