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

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

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

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

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

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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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Rampers

By Julyan Wallis, Guitar Doctor / J Gu from Cornwall, UK
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 04, 2011


No more unsightly saw cuts, finish off the bridge nicely when ramping is required.

Good String Ramp Saw

By Guitartec from Coventry, RI USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Saws work much better than the original inexpensive saw they sell, but for $18.00 + s/h, they really should give you two saws.


I use the .051" file more for nut work

New to my shop and used all the time!

By GuitarRepairShack from Calgary, Alberta
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, November 07, 2010


I bought these in August and have used them at least once a week to help with cutting slots at the bridge pin hole for better string break angle and for smoothing rough areas causing string breakage. They are so nice and way better then the older saw version that bent on me all the time.

Great Little Saws

By Greer Streetman from Lexington, KY
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 08, 2010


I had a couple of the old style saws. They were OK, but these are very solid built and with 2 sizes. Does not bend like the old ones. Much improved product!

Very useful

By John Mayes from Norman,OK
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, September 24, 2010


These have made slotting my bridges cleaner and quicker than I was able to do before. I love them.

Transfer the Energy

By Gary Clardy from Burns, TN
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 26, 2010


Up until my last five guitars, I used slotted bridge pins. A friend recommended using unslotted to transfer the string energy to the bridge plate more efficiently. I took his advice and struggled with cutting accurate tight fitting bridge slots until I came across these Stewmac saws and files. They are excellent and very comfortable to use. Now my guitars have a better more energetic response. Thanks for offering them Stewmac.

Bridge Ramp-angles made easy

By Pete's Guitar Repairs from New Zealand
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 15, 2010


Until I purchased this set, I was using a hobby-saw & triangular files. The finish was OK but lacked the professional look I was after.

These are the best purchase I've made in a long time! In my shop, I'm adjusting saddle heights several times a week. These give a superior finish and are so easy to use - EVERYTIME!!

Great product & great service. From my on-line order, it took 4 days to reach me here in New Zealand.

FANTASTIC!!

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