Nut and Saddle Shaping Files, Set of 2 files

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

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Nut and Saddle Shaping Files, Set of 2 files

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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.

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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Nut and Saddle Shaping Files, Set of 2 files

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Excellent files!

By Kroeber from Japan
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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

Solid, versatile files

By Steve A from Central NJ
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 06, 2014

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.

Really Smooth Action! These files are excellent!

By Rockin' Mike Burton from Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 13, 2014

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.

The best, as usual

By Pettymusic from Florida
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 25, 2014

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

another great tool

By JoseSRV from Argentina
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 24, 2013

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

Excelent, fats, acurate, and has nice grits.

By Bruno Lobao from Brazil - Rio de Janeiro
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 24, 2013

That's it, nothing more to say.

Multi purpose tools

By Preben Kobro from Arendal, Norway
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, July 07, 2013

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-

Great Files

By Guilherme Brederode from Lisboa, Portugal
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 21, 2013

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


By Carlos Giron from Ny
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 21, 2013

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

Great set

By Fleer from Imperial, Mo.
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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.

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