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

Saw, .028" (0.7mm)

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Bridge Pin Hole Slotting Saws & Files Saw, .051" (1.3mm)

Saw, .051" (1.3mm)

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

File, .028" (0.7mm)

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Bridge Pin Hole Slotting Saws & Files File, .043" (1.1mm)

File, .043" (1.1mm)

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Bridge Pin Hole Slotting Saws & Files File, .051" (1.3mm)

File, .051" (1.3mm)

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Bridge Pin Hole Slotting Saws & Files File, .067" (1.7mm)

File, .067" (1.7mm)

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Bridge Pin Hole Slotting Saws & Files File, .087" (2.2mm)

File, .087" (2.2mm)

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Bridge Pin Hole Slotting Saws & Files

About This Item

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.


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Fixing a 1937 Martin bridge. The first step is fixing a sandwich!

Dan Erlewine's got an unusual bridge problem and an unusual repair.

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Product Instructions

Bridge Pin Hole Slotting

How to cut and file bridge pin hole slots.

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Slotting Files

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I wanted to convert my Martin D-28 S to a slotted bridge so I purchased 0.028" and 0.051" slotting files to do the job. The saws are probably better suited to luthiers that do a lot of work on bridges. The files are slower but if you only have one bridge to do it will probably only take 10 minutes or so. The thinner file is used on the 3 treble strings and the thicker file on the bass strings. The low E may require that file be rotated a little to each side to widen the slot. Be careful not to go too deep before verifying that the slot is wide enough for the string to seat.

I then was able to utilize the unslotted Waverly bone pins which seated with a perfect fit.

Very pleased with the end result and performance of the files. Recommended for any idiot with too many guitars.

5.0

Another well made tool from Stew-Mac

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I made a bridge pin slotting saw from a fine jig saw blade, but this is a much nicer tool. The files too are well designed and built.

5.0

bridge hole tools

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These are very useful tools I have been using a dermal tool, but these are much better and safer I highly recommend them

5.0

Good Little Tool

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I had been using a piece of coping saw blades for years but found this little saw was far more precise. Good product.

5.0

For tool box

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Bought this to round out my tool set to build my guitar

5.0

Excellent Tools!

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I recently had to shave off a bridge to correct action issues and string/saddle-breakover issues. I used these for ramping some slots into the newly reamed/countersunk bridge pin holes. They worked great!

5.0

Nice set

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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.

5.0

Profoundly simple

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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.

5.0

great saw and files

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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.

5.0

simply good

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Makes pin hole work a lot easier and more perfect.

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