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Nut and Saddle Shaping Files, Set of 2

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Nut and Saddle Shaping Files, Set of 2

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Nut and Saddle Shaping Files, Set of 2

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Two files, four cutting surfaces! Refined in our own shops for smoother, easier nut and saddle shaping.

This pair of specialty files is ideal for roughing-in and fine-shaping the delicate contours of string nuts and acoustic bridge saddles. Using the files in combination, you can quickly refine a rough-cut nut to a smooth shape, ready for final polishing. The narrow cutting width makes it easier to round the top of a nut or bridge saddle more smoothly and accurately.

Each steel file is 10" (254.00mm) long with a rubber-coated handle for comfort, and has two different 5-3/4" x 1/4" (146.05mm x 6.35mm) cutting surfaces. That's four cuts in all: Coarse, Medium, Fine, and Extra Fine. The narrow 1/8" (3.18mm) edges are smooth.

Both Nut and Saddle Shaping Files are included in the Essential Nut Making Tool Kit, which has all the basic tools you'll need for shaping, string-spacing, slotting and fitting string nuts like a pro.


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

Just What Was Needed!

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Verified Buyer


Installing a pick-up in my resonator and needed to notch the new bridge... so, I looked up the proper tool on StewMac and two days later all the pieces were in place and the guitar sounds great! I am not a luthier but I know my way around wood and have been playing guitar since Elvis was on Ed Sullivan. StewMac makes it easy for an amateur to get the right results. Thanks StewMac!

5.0

great for the shop

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Verified Buyer


glad I bougth these for my shop, real time sav

5.0

nut and saddle shaping files 

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Verified Buyer


way to go Stewmac you did it again,,,i give these a 10,,,people ive tried all kinds of files,,,,get these and do the job right

3.0

Great, yet not great.

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Verified Buyer


The quality of this tool is very good as far as the material used and the file surfaces themselves. Will certainly make seating nuts easier...except one thing. The file edge sticks out slightly from the flat edge, which means when you go to flatten the vertical face of your fingerboard or veneer, you create a nasty groove into your nut slot.

5.0

Quality Produce

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Verified Buyer


As always, quality products from Stewart MacDonald, I purchased these files to shape a replacement nut for my Les Paul, great smooth cutting files with ice comfortable grips, perfect for accurately shaping guitar nut material.

5.0

Excellent files!

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Verified Buyer


These files have made the processes of nut and saddle making enjoyable. Another great tools from Stewmac!

5.0

Solid, versatile files

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Verified Buyer


So far, I've used these files to shape a TUSQ XL nut as well as doing some shaping on an LP's control cavity cover. I will soon be using them to help in rough-shaping a neck after rasping. The files have held up very well to the work I've used them for so far, and I expect that they will be sticking around for quite a while. A very worthwhile investment for my collection of tools.

5.0

Really Smooth Action! These files are excellent!

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Verified Buyer


These files are a joy to use. The action is very smooth when shaping bone. Rounding over the headstock side of the nut took no time at all with these, and the finer cut files really did smooth out the flat spots before final sanding/polishing. I also used them to widen and square up a poorly made nut slot (where the nut actually sits), but for that job, it would be better if the edges of the file were ground down a bit to make the edges a bit more square so the edges of the teeth wont dig in to the nut's perch so much.

5.0

The best, as usual

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Verified Buyer


Thank you again Stewmac. These nut files are easy to hold and provided enough file area to get the job done.

5.0

another great tool

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Verified Buyer


wonderful files. another complement to every tool made by stewmac. Thanks!

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