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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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Excellent precise tools

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If you do a lot of nut work then you need these files - accurate gauges and hard wearing - I use them in all my books Paul Balmer

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Awesome

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Wrote a long review attesting to how awesome these are and couldn't do without them. Anyway it got erased when I went to correct some things. So get the file set, it's expensive but the guitars will be at another greater level.

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Why did I wait?

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I put off buying these forever. I finally got fed up with messing around with inferior methods and got these.One of the best things you can buy. My strings fit,and no more binding !

5.0

A must

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The best tools ever to make great guitar nuts.

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Gauged nut files

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Precise cut, but not the size range that suits my needs!

5.0

Great tools!

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A must have for doing proper nut work!

5.0

Perfect

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Combined with string spacing rule these files give perfect result. I had some problems with 0.010" one the first time but turns out it was human error :)

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Love these

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I have the full set and they get a lot of use. They still cut like new. Take extra care using the 0.010" file though as it would be easy to break it if it should snag.

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These files do the trick.

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I've been using the same set for more nuts than I can count.

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Great!

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Received my files within 2 weeks of ordering. They were well packed and arrived in pristine condition. I'm new to guitar building but these files are of high quality and I'm happy with them.

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