Nut and Saddle Vise

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A better way to hold nuts and saddles for easier, faster shaping.

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Nut and Saddle Vise

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Nut and Saddle Vise

A StewMac exclusive. You'll appreciate the specially-shaped jaws.

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A better way to hold nuts and saddles for easier, faster shaping.

Sure, most of us already have a shop vise. And for a long time, you've probably used yours to hold nuts and saddles for filing and shaping. But you've also noticed that your vise jaws get in the way when you're trying to file the top of that nut or saddle, so you're constantly repositioning the work in the jaws.

We considered the problem and designed a special vise that gives you the clearance you need for an easier and more efficient job.

The custom jaws are extra tall, with steep angles for easier access to your work. The end of the vise is beveled for extra relief, too. The 2"-wide steel jaws are hardened for durability and specially undercut to stay parallel under pressure, holding the nut or saddle uniformly without slippage.

For other jobs, the jaws open to 2-7/16", making it versatile for gripping all kinds of small work. This is a well-made, heavy little portable steel vise with a 2" x 5-5/8" footprint; you can clamp it to the edge of your workbench, or into your larger shop vise.

The Nut and Saddle Vise is 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 Vise

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By Jerhico Guitars from Altona, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 09, 2011

Works nice. Built like a tank. Do you really need But it does make some things a lot easier. Also, if you do a lot of projects other than guitar or a lot around the house I guarantee you'll use it.

Cute but not so sure?

By BigKahuna from Brownsville, OR.
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 06, 2011

I love the quality and the idea of this little vise but WHAT DO YOU NEED IT FOR?? I bought this when I bought the video and other tools but after watching the Dan Erlewine video I realized you don't need it, just a belt sander. It's still cute though

Works great, sturdy

By Goodin from Knoxville, TN, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 14, 2011

This vice is the perfect size to hold nuts for shaping. I'm so glad i bought this as it's very difficult to fit a nut in a clamp or work bench vice. The vice is very heavy. It's so heavy it has great stability without mounting. When you aren't using it just store it out of the way. This was a great purchase and the price is right.


By Guilherme Brederode from Lisboa, Portugal
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 09, 2011

This is a must have tool for people who work with guitars...Has no flaws!

Great tool

By Ray Simonetti Instruments from Spring, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I had no idea I would use this vice for so much. One of my favorite tools that I have bought from Stew Mac.

Good Vise

By Christian Doerr Master-Luthier from Neustadt an der Weinstrasse Germany
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, January 04, 2011

This little vise works absolutely fantastic. I need it every day in my shop. It¦s a must have for every professional luthier.

The perfect vise for nuts and saddles.

By Torres Luthier from Houston, Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, December 10, 2010

More precise, accurate and faster results on nut and saddle work.

Nuts about this vice!

By TREEROOT from Towcester, Northampton, U.K.
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I've been using mine to make between 10-15 saddles & nuts a day for the last 5 years and it's still working perfectly! Thanks STEWMAC

Finally bought it

By RDHMoore from Oakville, ON, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 06, 2010

This had been on my wish list for years so I finally decided to get it. I have a vise like it for my drill press but I did not a way to make the special plates for the jaws. This vise is perfect for the job and of very fine quality.

Simple Idea that Works Well

By Dr H from Earth
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Another tool that does exactly the job it's designed for, and does it well. Very handy.

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