Nut Seating Files

Nut Seating Files

Nut Seating Files For 1/8" wide nut

For 1/8" wide nut

Item # 5055
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$25.23

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Nut Seating Files For 3/16" wide nut

For 3/16" wide nut

Item # 5056
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$27.66

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Nut Seating Files For 1/4" wide nut

For 1/4" wide nut

Item # 5057
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$43.31

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Nut Seating Files, Set of 3

Set of 3

Item # 5060
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Nut Seating Files

About This Item

Sturdy files for cleaning and squaring nut mounting surfaces.

Two cutting edges: Each file has a medium and fine cutting surfaces. They file only the bottom of the slot, leaving the side walls unscarred.

Quality steel tool with rubber-coated handle.
Each file is 7-3/8" (187mm) long, with 4" (101mm) cutting surface.

To keep the file from binding in the slot, we have designed these files to be slightly narrower than the nut size specified. An undersized file also helps to prevent widening the slot width—ensuring a snug fit for your nut.

#5055 For 1/8" (3.18mm) wide nut
Works for Fender® guitars and basses.

#5056 For 3/16" (4.76mm) wide nut
Works for Gibson® guitars, basses, banjos, and mandolins.

#5057 For 1/4" (6.35mm) wide nut
Works for classical and Dobro® guitars.


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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5.0

Ideal tool for the job

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Verified Buyer


I am a hobbyist electric bass builder, but I'm on a limited budget for acquiring tools, particularly for specialty tools that will get limited use. Most of my hand tools can be used for multiple tasks, but this approach requires more patience and skill to get certain jobs done properly. This nut seating file is an exception- I wouldn't want to use any other tool for this purpose.

This file is perfect for the task, and it helped me achieve excellent results with less effort. I used the coarse cutting edge to deepen the slot, followed by a few strokes on the fine side to smooth it out. I'm very pleased with the purchase!

5.0

Great tool

By

Verified Buyer


This is the right tool for the job. Clears out wood fast and clean.

5.0

Perfect solution for nut slot.

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Verified Buyer


Only way I know to have the perfect level nut slot. Needed for restoring 1970's classical guitar that was hacked by using filler and wrong preform nut. Nice and level now.

5.0

Great for the shop.

By

Verified Buyer


I got the 3 nut cleaning files and they make the work faster.

5.0

Excellent tool

By

Verified Buyer


I bought this for the advertised purpose- But I have found myself using it for so much more.
1- Flattening Nut slots- glue/wood cleaning.
2- Fine tuning the X brace notches so they fit perfect.
3- Leveling out any binding channel transitions that are not perfect (like for arm bevels)
4- Inlay/shell touch ups.

I recommend this tool, although the 1/4" file being $41 is getting a bit cheeky.

1.0

Rubbish

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Verified Buyer


So look if you think that these files will cut you a perfect slot to snug fit standard width nuts into think again. They are all to narrow. Yes you can create a flat bottom to your slot but the width will not be correct and you either end up sanding the nut to fit to hacking the side walls to make the slot wide enough. My Advice is buy a router bit and use that instead, gives a flat bottom and correct width.

Response from StewMac


These files are purposely thin so you won't mar the sides of the slot. They are also designed for smoothing the bottom of the slot and not cutting a nut slot. If you are not happy with your purchase, please contact us and we would be happy to offer you a refund. - Spencer, Customer Support

5.0

Nut seating file

By

Verified Buyer


Very quick delivery to the Uk.

A high quality very useful tool.

5.0

Everyone should own one

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Verified Buyer


My money was well spent. I tried cleaning a nut slot without one and did a fair job using a small flat file. However I did nick and the side wall a few times and that just wont do the second time around. Now that I have my nut seating file, I will never have to worry about losing wood on my side walls again!

5.0

Great File

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Verified Buyer


I needed this file to almost double the depth of the nut seat in a Fender Strat neck. I worked perfectly.

4.0

High quality tool, but too slim.

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Verified Buyer


The 3/14" seating file works perfectly with Norlin-era Gibsons, as they have slimmer nuts than their modern guitars. For use on recently-made models, it's a bit narrow.

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