String Lifter

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Speeds nut slotting jobs! This simple little tool will save you a lot of time when you're filing a nut slot.

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String Lifter

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Speeds nut slotting jobs! This simple little tool will save you a lot of time when you're filing a nut slot.

Just slip it under the string in front of the nut, and quickly lever the string up and out of your way. There's no need to loosen the string, and you can quickly reseat it to check the slot depth frequently as you work, without tedious retunings.

The String Lifter fits any string up to .062". Our thanks to luthier Rolfe Gerhardt for this clever idea.

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String Lifter

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Brilliant tool...

By Chris Cutmore, Essex Guitar Service from England
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, April 18, 2014

Ordered this to try it out and now wouldn't be without it! If you need to fill in low nut slots this tool let's you pull the string up whilst still in tune and rest it on an adjacent nut slot while you fill-in to re-cut later, or while you file for a lower/cleaner slot. Saves me lots of wasted time, what a great little tool. I keep mine with my set of SM Nutfiles so I never lose it. Recommended for all setups/repairs.

String lifter

By JMW from Biggleswade, UK
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, March 29, 2014

This is a handy little tool which I use a lot when I'm cutting nut slots. Needs a little care though as it can mark the fret-board. I like to pull it up by the handle rather than lever it, that way I prevent any scuffing.

Bit disappointed

By Hilsley57 from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, March 16, 2014

I am a bit disappointed in this item, it would benefit from a "T" bar fitted to the end to provide a bit extra lift.

Great Tool

By g hopkins guitars from Old Town, Fl
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 10, 2014

Great time saving tools. I will order a couple more.

Sure makes it easy to adjust a nut slot!

By Fred I from Virginia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 03, 2013

I had thought of something like this before but could not think of how to fabricate it. Now I have one and it does the job! Like a little string jack!

Dents the fingerboard

By Nekobasu from South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, August 13, 2013

This is a clever, simple, little gadget that solves a problem by doing more harm than good. I just tried it out on my 32-year-old guitar I bought new. Now, there are four new permanent dents in the fingerboard. Until I damaged my guitar with this device, I could proudly claim I had always taken excellent care of my guitar. There is a safe means to use this, which I shall try on something less precious to me first. Slide a steel rule under the string, then press the string lifter against it when lifting the string. The steel rule will distribute the force of the lifter over a large area, so the fingerboard doesn't get dented. Yes, this adds to the complexity of the task, but it's still much faster than unwinding and rewinding the string. I'm giving this product a second star because there is at least a way to work around the dent issue. I'm disappointed in all those who gave five-star rave reviews. I'm sure they pay no attention to all the dents they leave in so many fingerboards.

Time saver

By Greg, Ruby-Ryder Guitars from Mesa, Arizona
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 14, 2013

This string lifter is quite handy for final nut slot adjustment. So handy, in fact, that it stays in my mobile setup bag.

Very handy!

By Cain from Western Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 14, 2013

I use this little unit many times a day correcting poorly cut nut slots on new and used guitars in a very busy retail store. It's become an invaluable tool on my bench, so much so I just bought a second one as a back up!
For the money, buy it and try it. Works for me!

Time saver and Time is MONEY.

By Mack L. from California
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, May 28, 2013

This neat tool easily payed for it self the first day I used it. Very durable, I've used to on dozens of guitars and there is zero wear on it. Why put more wear and tear on strings when you can just lift them off the slot without detuning them? It's really inexpensive, I should have bought this a the first time I saw it on stewmac.

Very Useful

By MJ Franks from Rochester Hills, MI
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, May 17, 2013

This is a great little tool for lifting strings at the nut but hang on to the handle when you use it. If you let go while lifting a string it can fling across the room and get lost. Ask me how I know.

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