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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.

Instructions

Product Instructions

Bridge Pin Hole Slotting

How to cut and file bridge pin hole slots.

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5.0

a must have

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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.

4.0

Basic starter kit

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

5.0

The right tool for the job

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

4.0

Sorta' Great

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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.

5.0

Saws are great

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

5.0

Essential Tools!

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Makes cleaning up a bridge very easy!

5.0

Rampers

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

4.0

Good String Ramp Saw

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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

5.0

New to my shop and used all the time!

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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.

5.0

Great Little Saws

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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!

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