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Special tools for: Nuts and saddles


Gauged Nut Slotting Files

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Gauged Nut Slotting Files
Produce round-bottom nut slots so your strings seat properly.

Double-edge Nut Files
Double-edge Nut Files
Six specially designed double-edge files for nut slotting. Each file cuts two different width slots.

Essential Nut Making Tool Kit

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Essential Nut Making Tool Kit
The basic tools you'll need for shaping, string-spacing, slotting and fitting string nuts like a pro.

Safe Slot Nut Guard

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Safe Slot Nut Guard
NEW! Stop your file before the slot's too deep and your nut is ruined.

Nut Slotting Gauge

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Nut Slotting Gauge
Now for bass, too! Precisely measures string heights over the first fret, so you can cut accurate nut slot depths for consistent playability.

String Spacing Rule

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String Spacing Rule
Accurate string spacing without calipers, calculators or shop rulers.

Nut and Saddle Vise

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Nut and Saddle Vise
A better way to hold nuts and saddles for easier, faster shaping

Gauged Saws
Gauged Saws
Quickly rough-in new nut slots.

Nut Seating Files
Nut Seating Files
For cleaning and leveling a nut slot.

3M Flexible Polishing Papers

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3M Flexible Polishing Papers
Strong micro-grit finishing papers, so flexible you can use them like cloth—wet or dry!

String Spreaders

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String Spreaders
Perform nut and fretboard spot repairs without restringing.

Neck Relief Gauge and Nut Slotting Gauge Set
Neck Relief Gauge and Nut Slotting Gauge Set
Our two latest precision gauges in ONE money-saving set!

Gauged Nut Slotting Files for Bass

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Gauged Nut Slotting Files for Bass
Produce round-bottom nut slots so your bass strings seat properly.

Saddle Slot Files
Saddle Slot Files
Special files for cleaning and flattening the bottom of an acoustic guitar saddle slot.

Micro Chisels
Micro Chisels
Set of four model maker's chisels, for trimming nut and saddle slots or for removing dried glue around braces and frets.

Feeler Gauges
Feeler Gauges
Eleven steel gauges that allow precision filing of nut slot depths, and they're also useful for checking string-to-fret clearances and fret slot width.

Mitchell Abrasive Cord

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Mitchell Abrasive Cord
Handy abrasive-coated cord in 4 thicknesses, great for smoothing nut slots.

Nut and Saddle Shaping Files
Nut and Saddle Shaping Files
Specialty files for smoother, easier nut and saddle shaping.

Luthiers File Set
Luthier's File Set
Quality files for jobs that are too big for needle files. The set includes round, flat, square, half-round and 3-corner files.

Luthiers Friend Sanding Station
Luthier's Friend Sanding Station
The versatile Luthier's Friend Sanding Station works with your shop drill press. It lets you thickness-sand small parts quickly and accurately. Pattern-sand with your own templates, too.

Needle Files
Needle Files
Set of 5 all-purpose micro files for trimming, shaping, slotting and cleaning metal, plastic or wood.

Guitar Grease
Guitar Grease
Graphite lubricant in handy paste form.

Japanese Super Fine-Cut Saw
Japanese Super Fine-Cut Saw
Ultra-thin .0075" blade for short close-tolerance cuts: braces, nuts and more.

Mini String Spreaders
Mini String Spreaders
Do spot work on fretboards without removing the strings.

String Lifter
String Lifter
Lifts a string out of your way for fast nut slotting without tedious retuning.

File Cleaning Brush
File Cleaning Brush
Brass bristles quickly clean fine-cut files. 3/4" x 1-5/8" with steel finger grip.


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