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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

The best, as usual

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

5.0

Excelent, fats, acurate, and has nice grits.

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That's it, nothing more to say.

5.0

Multi purpose tools

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This is a great set of files I use all the time! I use them not only for bridge and nut jobs, but they are great when doing the final shaping of pickguards and other plastic parts. Also, they do a good job cleaning the end of the fretboard after removing a nut. -GitFix-

5.0

Great Files

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If you are already making your own nuts then you cant live without these...

5.0

superb

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Great tool, handle comfort, working with wood and nut.

5.0

Great set

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If you're the kind of person that wants to do everything the traditional way, this set is for you. It will let you try them all to discover which one you like best.

5.0

Just What the Doctor Ordered

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"The Lone Star Special", a brand new, hand-made parlor guitar which I helped design and a friend built, looked great but sounded buzzy and was hard to keep in tune. The nut had not yet been shaped, so I ordered StewMac's Nut and Saddle Shaping File Set (4556) and went to work. Thanks to StewMac's wonderful on-line fix-it tips, I used an old credit card to protect The Lone Star's headstock as I filed away on the bone nut using both files. About 15 minutes later I was done. The nut was nicely shaped, there was no damage to the headstock or fingerboard, and my parlor guitar sounded terrific--buzz free and in tune. I'm not a craftsperson or builder, but I now have the chops and confidence to re-glue ukulele bridges and shape guitar nuts!! Thank you, StewMac!! A great File Set for shaping stringed instrument nuts.

5.0

Fast, smooth cutting files

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These files work great with both bone, and the synthetic nut and saddle materials. Low chatter, very little cleanup needed.

3.0

useful but could be better

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The files are sharp and comfortable to use. They are 7mm wide on the cutting face. I would prefer if they were 9mm or 10mm so you could notch for a b-string on a saddle with one stroke; and a wider files is less likely to slip on the corners. Also the fine file is more than adequate. Roughing should be done on a much larger file and/or a belt sander.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 4 See Nut and Saddle Shaping Files, Set of 2
on page 4 of our StewMac Digital Catalog