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Double-edge Nut Files 0.012" / 0.020"

0.012" / 0.020"

Item # 4541
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Double-edge Nut Files 0.026" / 0.032"

0.026" / 0.032"

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Double-edge Nut Files 0.036" / 0.042"

0.036" / 0.042"

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Double-edge Nut Files 0.050" / 0.060"

0.050" / 0.060"

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Double-edge Nut Files 0.075" / 0.090"

0.075" / 0.090"

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Double-edge Nut Files 0.105" / 0.120"

0.105" / 0.120"

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 Double-edge Nut Files, Set of 6

Double-edge Nut Files, Set of 6

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Double-edge Nut Files

About This Item

The most durable and efficient nut-slotting files available. Specially designed for nut slotting, each file cuts two different width slots.

Each 9/16" x 7-5/8" (14.29mm x 193.67mm) steel file cuts on the edges only, and tapers from the center to a different thickness on each cutting edge. The set of six files does the work of twelve!

Rubber-coated handles give firm, comfortable control for the job. The complete set includes edge widths for filing round-bottom nut slots on most stringed instruments, including basses. Each file's cutting edge is approximately 3-7/8" (98.43mm) long.

What files do I need?
Choose nut slotting files that are the same size or no more that a few thousands larger than your individual string gauges. A smaller file can also be rocked side-to-side to widen a slot to the desired size. For example, you can cut a .043" slot with a .042" file by moving it around a bit.

The most popular Double-edge Nut Files are 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.

Tip: Customize your files
We recommend that you mark on each side of your files so while working you can quickly tell the different gauge of cut.

Here's how: make a cut on a scrap piece of bone or wood with both sides of the nut file, then measure the width of each cut with feeler gauges to determine which side is which. Guitar strings of known gauges will also work as measuring tools in a pinch.

Once you have determined the proper edge, mark the file accordingly with a permanent marker.


Instructions

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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4.0

Good file set but is missing one thing..

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This is a great file set. I use it for nuts, saddles and a few other random things. Only thing is it could really use a .010 and a high .04? Other than the .42....just a big jump to .050

5.0

Essential Items

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I have not found any general tools which can be used to file nut slots accurately. I purchased 4 files to cover 12 gauge strings and classical strings and have used them on an OM and a classical guitar with good results. These tools provided the most cost effective option for me.

4.0

Gauged Nut Files

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I own the entire set and really like them. The only thing I do not like is that they are not indicated as to which side of the file is which size. This needs to be etched on the file for quick reference.

5.0

Fine detail work made easy

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These are the finest files I have ever used. The burrs are extremely fine, accurately made, and very sharp.

4.0

Nice Files!

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A nice addition to the toolbox, especially good for basses. Marked sizes would be nice, but two minutes with a Sharpie and its done.

4.0

nut files

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good tools but I too would like to see them more clearly labeled, have more useful sheaths and include a .010 and .015 to use on mandolins.

5.0

Double-edge Nut Files

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Work excellent, even on man-made products.

5.0

Nut Files

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These do a fantasic job. They are solid, easy to handle, and effortless to cut through bone, plastic, or graphite. Definitley a good investment. Only problem is that I would like to see them make a mark on which side is which... very small files should have that indicator. Latest build... a '51 nocaster. Oh you see the string tree and say WHAT? ? ? It's been replaced with the original button style. And decaled also! 7 degree radius.

5.0

excellent...but needs different way to store

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The files are excellent tools.
one remark: they are delicate tools, so best to store them in a sturdy box.
The plastic protection sleeves that are included are a pain to use. They stick to the tool when inserting or taking out the file

5.0

Double-Edged Nut Files

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These work well and are a big improvement on trying to do the job with needle files. They produce a V shaped slot with a rounded seating for the strings. I also have the single edged files which have a better profile, I think, giving vertical sides and round seating. However the double edged are easier to use but I agree with the other reviews the marking on the handle needs to be clearer and it is easy to use the wrong file. I found matching the gauge file with the string gauge for both types of file gave a tight fit and a bit of rocking is in order to loosen a bit.

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