Nut and Saddle Vise

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A better way to hold nuts and saddles for easier, faster shaping.

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Nut and Saddle Vise

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A better way to hold nuts and saddles for easier, faster shaping.

Sure, most of us already have a shop vise. And for a long time, you've probably used yours to hold nuts and saddles for filing and shaping. But you've also noticed that your vise jaws get in the way when you're trying to file the top of that nut or saddle, so you're constantly repositioning the work in the jaws.

We considered the problem and designed a special vise that gives you the clearance you need for an easier and more efficient job.

The custom jaws are extra tall, with steep angles for easier access to your work. The end of the vise is beveled for extra relief, too. The 2"-wide steel jaws are hardened for durability and specially undercut to stay parallel under pressure, holding the nut or saddle uniformly without slippage.

For other jobs, the jaws open to 2-7/16", making it versatile for gripping all kinds of small work. This is a well-made, heavy little portable steel vise with a 2" x 5-5/8" footprint; you can clamp it to the edge of your workbench, or into your larger shop vise.

The Nut and Saddle Vise is 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.


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 vise

By POPPY DOUGLAS from LA.
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 09, 2012


Works much better than a regular vise.

very well made vise

By larry riedell from grafton, wisconsin
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 10, 2012


a must have tool to aid in doing saddle & nut work. also useful for many other tasks.

Should have bought it years ago!

By Gilmore Guitars Inc. from Red Deer, Alberta
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 10, 2012


This nut vice is awsome. I also use it to compensate bone saddles. It's is also great for all of those smaller jobs where you need a 3rd hand.

Purpose designed tool

By Greg Robinson - Guitar & Amplifier from Melbourne, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 18, 2012


I love the full access jaws on this vise, another beautifully designed and assembled specialty tool for guitar work.

The Nut and Saddle Vise 

By Brad from Chandler, AZ
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 18, 2012


I'm a beginner with this stuff but I have to say it's been very useful and I was glad that I am able to work with it without having to connect or screw it in to a tabletop. It sits right on top of my workbench and I was able to do the work needed for my new bone saddle. I was able to sand it down with my electric hand sander and saved myself quite a bit of time.

very useful 

By Dingobass from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 31, 2012


How did I manage without this vise? I have used it for a lot of odd jobs around the house as well as making nuts and saddles. You wont regret buying this tool.

Good vise....Poor detail

By Solarwind Design from Key West & Louisville
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 21, 2012


This is a great design for shaping small parts, but the jaws on this one don't meet well and need filing/grinding to meet evenly, otherwise a better rating.

GOOD VISE

By apacheyss keedal from malaysia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, June 10, 2012


VERY SIMPLE WORK FOR US

Nice vise

By Little Crow from Atlanta, GA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, June 01, 2012


Good size and weight, and very well built. I only wish the base had oversized "ears" for clamping to a table (as opposed to clamping in a larger vise, which seems to be the intended use).

Nut and Saddle Vise

By Jim MacBrayne from Scotland
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 05, 2012


In the past I've found making nuts a real task as I just couldn't angle the files accurately. This tool actually makes the job a pleasure. I wish I'd bought one long ago.

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