Gauged Nut Slotting Files

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Our tempered edge-cut nut files produce round-bottom slots, to ensure that the strings seat properly in the nut without buzzing.

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Gauged Nut Slotting Files

It just makes sense to cut the string slots to match the string gauges! With this set of gauged files, your work is fast and accurate too.


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Product Details

Our tempered edge-cut nut files produce round-bottom slots, to ensure that the 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.


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excellent files

By Gary from Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 19, 2010


Files worked very well. Would recommend and buy again.

THEY DID THE TRICK

By Bob F from N. Syracuse
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 01, 2010


Being new to guitar maintenance, I was a little apprehensive about filing my nut down. But these gauged slotting files did the trick, and I quickly and easily got the action on my strings down to my playing style. Great products from a great company!

Good

By Slicepack from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 29, 2010


Not much of a handle on each file but very good.

gauged nut slotting files

By gear_head from usa
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 15, 2010


ordered all of the nut files and they are great. they cut really well so go slow and measure before you have to start over.

Nut Files

By Kirk W. from Punxsutawney, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, June 27, 2010


Great files. I like that you can order them individually.

Perfect for custom fit your strings!

By David Bohorquez from Maracaibo, Venezuela
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 13, 2010


I have been using a custom set that I bought for my nut works. They work to consistent results and the only thing you need to do is apply some wax on the sides so they don't stick to the bone as you file.

A must have.

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