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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By chime13 from Florida
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 30, 2011

Works like a champ!

Wonderful... once I got the hang of it!

By Dogwood Guitars from Kansas City, MO
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I've had this clever little tool in my bench for a long time but never used it after giving it an initial try. The problem is that the photo doesn't match the instructions! The photo shows the tool lifting a string behind the nut, which doesn't work well at all. After reading the positive reviews and noticing the directions indicate using it in front of the nut, I gave it another try. I reduced my nut making time in half by not having to retune strings... no string breakage either. Stewmac really needs to change that photo! Get this tool, it is $5 very well spent.

String lifter

By Jerhico Guitars from Altona, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ha! Go figure....

Never figured I'd love this anywhere near as much as I do.

Holy time saver batman!

If you do tons of guitar work, get this.

Great for applying nut lub

By Trip from Sharpsburg, GA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 06, 2011

I use this great little tool after restring to apply Guitar Grease (3413) under the string to the (non-locking) nut. I use a Drop Fill Stick (3108) to apply it with. Thanks StewMac, Good design.

What's not to like?

By MJ from Chandler, AZ
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, June 04, 2011

It's a very simple little tool that makes an awkward job very easy, and without marring the instrument.


(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 15, 2011

Make nut adjustment easy


By the rev from norton kansas
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, April 30, 2011

What an excellent tool for set-up jobs and nut making in my shop! Saves so much time and effort when filing nut slots!! Great job on this one guys!!!!!

Very handy

By Dr H from Earth
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 18, 2011

Great time-saver. To guard against the fretboard "dings" one reviewer noted, I slip a blade of a feeler gauge between this and the fret board, just to be safe, but except on a few exceptionally heavy gauged strings I didn't notice even a potential problem.

String Lifter

By Steven K from Columbia, Maryland
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, February 13, 2011

Simple little tool that once you have one you can't work without it.

Time Saver

By Tim B from NC
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 02, 2011

This is one of the best buys I've had for the money. What a time saver. No more de-tuning and re-tuning during nut height adjustments. Wish I'd got this sooner.

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