Bridge Pin Hole Slotting Saws & Files

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Properly seated strings will get the best sound out of your guitar. Prevents bridge plate damage, too. These tools match the slots to the strings.

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Bridge Pin Hole Slotting Saws & Files Saw, .028" (0.7mm)

Saw, .028" (0.7mm)

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Properly seated strings will get the best sound out of your guitar. Prevents bridge plate damage, too. These tools match the slots to the strings.

Seating the strings properly in an acoustic bridge lets the guitar sound its best, helps prevent string breakage, makes string changing easier, and minimizes costly wear on the bridge plate. We're delighted to offer unique new specialty saws and files to help busy repair shops and luthiers do an easier, more professional job.

The Bridge Pin Hole Slotting Saw has been redesigned! It looks simple, but the handmade pull-stroke blade now features legendary Japanese woodworking saw craftsmanship. It's slender to fit the pin hole, and cuts smoothly, efficiently and fast, like no other blade you've used for the task. Blade length 1-3/4" (44.45mm ), overall length 5-1/4" (133.35mm). Available in two gauges, for seating plain and wound strings. Steel blade with traditional bamboo handle.

Our Bridge Pin Hole Slotting Files are uniquely shaped to fit into the pin holes, smooth the saw cuts, and define the string "ramp" at the front of each hole. They're available in five gauges; the smallest (.028"/0.7mm) works for unwound strings. The 3" (76.20mm) cutting edge is rounded, so the string won't bind in the slot. Overall length 5-7/8" (149.23mm). Made of chrome alloy steel.

Our thanks to repairman Gene Imbody and our shop manager Todd Sams for their development work.

We offer other specialty tools for acoustic guitar bridge work, too: see our Bridge Pin Hole Reamers and Bridge Pin Hole Chamfer Tool.


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Nice set

By DnA Ryer Guitars from Marmora, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 01, 2013


I had made my own saws for this and then needed another set so I got these and love them, cuts well and followed by the files leaves a nice clean job.

Profoundly simple

By John L from Kalamazoo, MI
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 28, 2013


I've had the saws a long time. Recently got the files and find them amazing. If you want precision and want to make sure all the string pull originates from the bridge plate, the files are the only way to go. These guys at Stew-Mac keep coming up with stuff I need but did not know I needed.

great saw and files

By CenseSence from Perak, Malaysia
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 08, 2013


I just received the 2 saws and 2 files (same size with the saw). And immediately I start to work on my guitar. They work great. The saw is sharp and saw easily. I had my bridge ramp and have better string break angle now.

simply good

By Leonhard Augenstein from Germany
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, February 15, 2013


Makes pin hole work a lot easier and more perfect.

a must have

By Softlad from Ireland
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I recentely bought these little saws because I had been using a custom made jigsaw blade (which is now in the bin)I have only used them one guitar which I was just finishing and Boy do they do the job.. They work on the upstroke which I was a bit nervous about as I would never have used the old one this way for fear of tearout but these are so smooth and fast they are a dream to use. I bought the whole set but the saws are so good I'm not sure I need the files, time will tell.

Basic starter kit

By GavinB from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 07, 2012


Nice starter kit. For a more professional set up I added a number of individual nut files also found here at StewMac.

The right tool for the job

By James Murphy from Plymouth England
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, August 07, 2012


I purchased the 0.7 and 1.3 mm saws which cut accurately and easily. They ensure the strings engage fully with the bridge.

Sorta' Great

By Jeff Fortenbery from Cincinnati, OH
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 05, 2012


I LOVE the saws. I would have liked to have this saw about 50 bridges ago! It cuts MUCH cleaner, easier and quicker than the previous saw with offset and coarser teeth. I don't like the files. the teeth are too fine. They're just a nut slot file that's been ground down - so seem a bit pricey at that. Not up to standard Stew Mac quality, in my opinion.

Saws are great

By Adams Guitars from Wisconsin
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 31, 2012


I use the saws a lot and they work very well.

Essential Tools!

By Wilmer Gingerich from Jamesport MO
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 17, 2011


Makes cleaning up a bridge very easy!

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