Gauged Nut Slotting Files

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Gauged Nut Slotting Files

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 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.

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.


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.

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 slotting solution

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I always used a small triangular and round needle file to slot nuts, but this file is absolutely perfect, as I can do all the string slots, narrow and wide, by simply angling the file a little to widen the string slot. Quick and accurate!

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Nut Files

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I've never bought a guitar on which the nut set up was suitable. Stewmac nut files make that task a breeze....G Lynch

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Fret files

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The fret files are great they work fast and actuate. It would be nice if Stewmac gave the suggested sizes to buy for the ukulele strings.

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Get The Right Tool For The Job

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Great quality files. I bought files in about 3 goes and I would recommend getting the right sizes early. I found this especially important on the lighter strings as its a far better job with the exact size file. Tip: My lovely wife made me the terrific canvas pouch which the files all fit into so I can just select the right file as I work across the guitar. This saves searching for the file size every time you put them down. Stew Mac could offer such a pouch as an extra accessory!

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Nut files!!

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For a long time i expected to get these wonderful files, they worth each cent, i used in the day i received them in a guitar and the result came immediately, in the past i used to work with some jewellery files, another world....really fantastic.

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Glad I bought them their files.

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What a pleasure to do the job with the right tools. If you are going to be making and installing nuts you have got to use these files. Period.

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Accurate control, High quality.

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These files put an accurate groove for the string to rest/slide on. I am very pleased with these.

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Gauged Nut Slotting File

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These files are worth the money. They are very well made and I find them a necessity in my shop for slotting nuts. I used to use a small set of jeweler's files but these files are superior by all standards.

You will love them!

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gauged nut slotting files

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Simply does the job first time every time quickly and properly. Nut slots are an important part of the setting up of any stringed musical instrument. Would buy these again

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Nothing beats the right tool

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Nothing beats the right tool for the job. These work great, even the fine 010. Don't waste time improvising.

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