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Nut and Saddle Vise

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Nut and Saddle Vise

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Nut and Saddle Vise

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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.


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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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5.0

Great value

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If you make your own nuts, this is a wise investment. The right tool means less frustration and better results. Great value for the increased control over "budget" mini vises. I also use it to hold TOM bridges, pot prep, etc. Even my 13 yr old son is starting to practice nut making. You know a tool is good when it stays on your bench and not in your box.

5.0

Very useful for nuts and more

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It works a lot better than trying to mount such small item onto a wooden block and using a belt sander (which of course creates a lot of opportunity for mistakes). This vise is also good for other things, like when a screw is too long and you need to cut it in half with a hacksaw.

4.0

Good quality

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Basic tool that should be on every luthiers bench

5.0

Get one! Heck, get two!

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I cannot imagine working on a saddle or nut without one of these. It's absolutely perfect for the job. Be VERY careful if you put one of these in the jaws of another vise too keep it from moving around like it's prone to do. Too much pressure will deform this vise.

5.0

Not just for nuts and saddles...

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Great vise for many applications in the repair shop.

4.0

Good vise

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The 1st one had a bad screw lock. The replacement arrived promptly and worked well. A good little vise. It needs wings for mounting to a bench.

5.0

nut vise

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Works much better than a regular vise.

5.0

very well made vise

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a must have tool to aid in doing saddle & nut work. also useful for many other tasks.

5.0

Should have bought it years ago!

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This nut vice is awsome. I also use it to compensate bone saddles. It's is also great for all of those smaller jobs where you need a 3rd hand.

5.0

Purpose designed tool

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I love the full access jaws on this vise, another beautifully designed and assembled specialty tool for guitar work.

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