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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List Price $96.20
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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

Nice file

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Good quality file with comfortable grip, a specific file for a specific job, nice precision quality item.

5.0

excellent tool

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I'm building my first fender style instrument (a precision bass) and needed this file to insure the base of the nut slot is flat. Works fine.

3.0

Too narrow

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I got the 1/8" file to level Fender nut slots and its much too narrow. You have to move the file from side-to-side and at an angle across the slot to get a level slot. I could understand making it slightly undersized so it doesn't bind, but its too undersized.

2.0

Too narrow!

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I got the 3/16 file, expecting to be able to cut a nice 3/16 slot for a 3/16 wide nut, and found that the file is a full 1mm too narrow. That's a lot. I didn't really want to get the file from stew Mac to begin with, because they overcharge for simple tools so much.
The description says they are "slightly" narrower to avoid binding, but making it 20% narrower is ridiculous. Not happy. I don't really want to sand off a full 1mm from the nut width, nor should I have to. For this price I expected a precision tool.

3.0

no exact size 

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Strange thing here is the thickness of file, that's not equal to 1/8 of an inch (something like 2,7 mm instead of it). It's still possible to clean nut slot, but i need to move file from side to side while cleaning.

I have bought 1/8 and 3/16 ... but with this differences i need 1/4 " ..
it is bad beacause there is fees for France shiping !

5.0

Great Tool

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I used the 1/8" to seat a roller nut, very easy to use coarse on one edge and fine on the other so I have a nice smooth surface for the nut

5.0

Great File!

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Verified Buyer


Once again, Stewmac has provided the perfect tool to do a perfect job. Very happy with this file. Thank you!

5.0

Nut Seating Files

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A must have tool!

5.0

Perfect

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Verified Buyer


Just was one of those tools I needed and didn't know where else to get it. Worked great for me.

5.0

Pretty good file..

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Verified Buyer


Great for cleaning glue, old or new lacquer out of the nut slot...

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