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Needle Files, Set of 5

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Set of 5 all-purpose micro files for trimming, shaping, slotting and cleaning metal, plastic or wood.

Includes round, flat, square, half-round and triangle files, in 5-1/2" length with 2-1/2" cutting surfaces.


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Great for home guitar fixes!

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I bought this set to help me file down some pesky burrs that have plagued my guitar for a year. The files got into where i needed them to go and took the burr right off but kept the saddle nice and smooth. Would recommend to anyone for basic guitar maintainance.

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very needed tools

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essential tools for installing new bridge saddles

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Worked FAST and with perfect precision!

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Bought a set of these to file grooves in new saddles on a tune-o-matic bridge. I followed Dan's advice and tapped the strings into the unslotted saddles with a plastic mallet to make initial mark of where to file. Unfortunately, I initially "cheaped out" and bought a set of needle files from a discount tool store. After frustrating myself for 15 minutes with the cheapos, I ordered this set of files. Saying that the difference was "night and day" would be an understatement; these are the BEST needle files I have ever held in my hand.

What sold me on these was the close-up picture that showed how the file surface went onto the edges as well. I think one pass with the triangle file would have been good enough to make a nice notch, but the quality is so great that I spent a little more time and really finessed a beautiful notch instead. This was money WELL SPENT. If you are planning on slotting your own tune-o-matic, don't even bother starting unless you have a set of these on hand. And the best part? You can use them for plenty of other filing tasks as well!

Bottom Line: after making my initial "ding" on the unslotted saddle, these files went right in, stayed in and made a laser-perfect groove into the metal. If you think you'll EVER need to precision file something on your guitar at ANY point in your life, buy a set of these now. You won't regret it.

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Self-sufficiency

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I am a guitarist who bought the needle file, set of 5, after I realized I had collected a number of guitars which were in need of new nuts--I needed to do set-ups to accommodate different string gauges, as well as replacing cheapo plastic crap. The local guitar guys I was taking my guitars to didn't seem to pay much attention to the nuts, and I'm on a budget and can't afford inadequate work. So, these files are just right, good quality at a good price. Paid for themselves right off. Thanks! P

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Great for precise work

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I used mine to file a dovetail on a steel gun barrel; worked great.

5.0

An absolute must in the shop

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I'm replacing my old set of Needle Files that are lost somewhere; I use them when I'm shaping my head stocks.

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Wonderful to have

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I needed them in a pinch to slot a mandolin bridge. I got them here in ample time and got the job done. These files will work great from slotting to fret crowning and, everything in between. Just the right size too. As always, Stew Mac to the rescue ! Thanks Guys and Gals !

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Great Files! Smaller than the "Hardware Store" types!

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A good file set for accurate work in small areas where the bigger files just can't get to without scuffing the areas around it. These are much smaller than the needle files that I bought at the hardware store. Nice set!

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Fine tuning

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If you decide to add a bone nut you will need needle files to complete the job. Large files are fine for shaping saddles, but string slots need to be precise in width and depth for optimum playing. With fine files not much material is removed with each stroke, which helps you control the slot depth and width.

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Work good and handy to have.. 

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These are a bit more handy than the luthiers set i got as well.. Good for removing burs from saddles or frets, rough shaping a nut also, then finish it off with sand paper at least thats what I do...

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