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Nut Seating Files

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Nut Seating Files For 1/8" wide nut

For 1/8" wide nut

Item # 5055
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$24.26

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Nut Seating Files For 3/16" wide nut

For 3/16" wide nut

Item # 5056
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$26.60

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Nut Seating Files For 1/4" wide nut

For 1/4" wide nut

Item # 5057
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$41.64

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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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4.0

Good quality

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Good quality file - gets into the corners. It is a little too undersized for my taste.

5.0

3/16" NUT SEATING FILE

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Another high quality specialized tool from STEWMAC, that makes the specialized art of Luthiery, and string nut installation, all the more easier. Another specialized tool very hard to do without...

4.0

Decent

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They work great, I just feel that they are a little pricey.

5.0

Fantasic!

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Used the 1/4" nut seating file to install an LSR Roller nut in an american standard strat, the job came out so sweet it looks like it came strait from fender, the customer was blown away. Thanks Stew-Mac

5.0

Perfect for the Job.

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Last year I purchased a ton of tools from S.M. and so far I'm very happy with most of them including this file.
Dont hesitate in buying this tool.
Works great.

5.0

Nut Seating Files

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Excellent one, thanks a lot StewartMac!

5.0

Essential Tools!

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Gotta have these if you're serious about saving time!

5.0

New nut install

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These files save time and money when replacing the low end metric plastic nuts in foreign made guitars, converting to standard size nuts that are available at Stewart Mac. Thanks for providing a great selection of high quality tools and parts.

5.0

5056 slightly small.

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First time I felt the file is too thin, because the file is 4mm, but good size.

Delete away old glues!
Valuable tool, must have it.

4.0

Fitting a nut..Nut Seating Files

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These files make fitting a nut a breeze. Especially, when removing old glue of the previous nut. Also,they help to prepare fretboard wood for re-glueing. IE-- they create a nice level surface.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 4 See Nut Seating Files
on page 4 of our StewMac Digital Catalog



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