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Gauged Nut Slotting Files

About This Item

Our tempered edge-cut nut files produce round-bottom slots for nuts and saddles. Ensure your strings seat properly in the nut without buzzing!

Each chrome-alloy steel file has twin 4" cutting edges. Among our most popular tools, these professional files help you get the job done quickly and correctly.

What files do I need?
Choose nut slotting files that are the same size or no more than a few thousandths 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.

Tip: Slotting Tune-o-matic style saddles
Nut slotting files work great for metal saddles. Choose your file size as you would when slotting a nut: use the same gauge as the string, or a few thousandths larger. After filing to the desired depth, we suggest polishing the slot with Mitchell's Abrasive Cord to remove file marks and burrs.


Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Are you supposed to slot Tune-o-matic bridge saddles?

Customers often ask how and why they should put slots in the saddles of their new Tune-o-matic bridge. Erick Coleman provides the answers in this issue of Trade Secrets.

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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I found these files to be just what I needed I am pleased with my purchase

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Gauged nut slotting files

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i bought a set of these to convert a european bass that had a light set of string to medium flat wounds. a few swipes in the nut slot with these and i was good to go.

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High quality files

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I made the mistake of buying a low priced made in China nut file set. After ruining a nut and getting frustrated. I decided to do what I knew I should of done the first time. I bought a high quality set of files that will last a lifetime and will have resale value if I should need to sell them. Just by using them on two of my guitars they have paid for themselves. Buy them if you want to do the job right.

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Wicked good

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Perfect!

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Nut files

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After years of using needle files and saw blades I can say these nut files are great.
Recommended for sure.

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Nut needed filing

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I have tried several diffirent file sets that don't have everything I need, these files are the best I have come across.

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The right toll to one fine work! 

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I receive the tools this weekend into my house, because one friend bought them from USA. The quality is so high and the adequation to the work is fine. This week I have reserved one piece of one bone's nut to try those tools...

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Perfect Nut Slots

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I have accumulated a set of these over the years. They cut smooth-sided slots with round bottoms for rattle free string support. These files can be be rolled to achieve a wider cut if the string gauge is slightly larger than the file. They are quite durable and will last a long time even with regular use. Care should be taken not to push too hard with the thinner ones like 0.010 as they will crack if bent more than slightly. These files and a pro-touch to your nut-work.

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Nut Slotting Files work Very well!

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I love these files for working on almost any kind of stringed instrument! I'm mostly concerned with various types of banjos, and an occasional guitar, mandolin or uke. Even work on oddballs like an Azorean Viola da Terra. They do wear out on bone - especially the thinner ones, so keep extra 0.010 and 0.013 gauge files on hand.

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Nut file's 

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The online way to fix high string problems without string buz.

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