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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

Perfect for all the small jobs

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I do minor repairs on lots of things around the house (including maintaining my guitars) and this vise is perfect for almost everything. Small enough to fit anywhere but heavy enough to stay put. I super-glued a piece of foam on the bottom so I can use it anywhere without worrying about scratching finishes.

5.0

Love this vise!

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Verified Buyer


I work almost exclusively on dulcimers and this vise is PERFECT for holding nuts and saddles during shaping and string slotting. It's also been put to work for other tasks aroung the shop too!

Love it!

5.0

Handy

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Very handy little vice. Does great with so many small parts and some larger. Cut nut shaping time in half. You can really go to town on a nut or saddle. Even with an angled side it's secure.

5.0

finally got a grip

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recently purchased this vise well make works like a charm

5.0

Must have item

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This is a must-have item for the shop if you make bone nuts and saddles, and do other jobs that require a small but hefty vise. I strongly recommend.

5.0

Nut and Saddle Vise

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Perfect for nuts and saddles - it was used at the school where I trained as well. I also use it for a drill press vise.

5.0

Great value

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This is a great little vise and is a great value.

5.0

Priceless tool!

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This is one tool every luthier should have in their shop. I built my own version out of some boards and a vice clamp. The structure was not secure and made for an annoying job. It worked, but was not fun. I bought this vice out of pure frustration, and now I can sculpt tusq nuts with ease.

5.0

Perfect for the job!

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In the past I've used a small portable vise for doing detail work on nuts, saddles and other small items. It worked, but the jaws on the vise had square shoulders that made it difficult to use files at an angle. This vise is perfect for the job. I just mount it into my big shop vise and I'm ready to go. I love how securely the work piece is held in this vice. It's simply the best way to go for nuts and saddle work.

5.0

Great customer service

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I bought the nut and saddle vise about 3 months ago in advance of when I'll be using it only to find that the jaws were not perfectly parallel. I thought I had passed my time of warranty but the customer service desk was extremely regretful the product did not perform and even sent me a replacement right away even before I had to ship mine back. This saved me hiccups in completing my guitars. I really appreciate their positive attitude and their concern for the customs. ChakerGuitars

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