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Double-edge Nut Files


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The most durable and efficient nut-slotting files available. Specially designed for nut slotting, each file cuts two different width slots.

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Double-edge Nut Files
 
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
4541 0.012" / 0.020" Yes
$25.45

4542 0.026" / 0.032" Yes
$25.45

4543 0.036" / 0.042" Yes
$25.45

4544 0.050" / 0.060" Yes
$25.45

4545 0.075" / 0.090" Yes
$25.45

4546 0.105" / 0.120" Yes
$25.45

4547 Set of 6 SAVE $11.72 Yes
$140.98


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Each 9/16" x 7-5/8" (14.29mm x 193.67mm) steel file cuts on the edges only, and tapers from the center to a different thickness on each cutting edge. The set of six files does the work of twelve!

Sold individually or SAVE when you buy the set of all six files.

Rubber-coated handles give firm, comfortable control for the job. The complete set includes edge widths for filing round-bottom nut slots on most stringed instruments, including basses. Each file's cutting edge is approximately 3-7/8" (98.43mm) long.

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.

The most popular Double-edge Nut Files are 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.

Tip: Customize your files
We recommend that you mark on each side of your files so while working you can quickly tell the different gauge of cut.

Here's how: make a cut on a scrap piece of bone or wood with both sides of the nut file, then measure the width of each cut with feeler gauges to determine which side is which. Guitar strings of known gauges will also work as measuring tools in a pinch.

Once you have determined the proper edge, mark the file accordingly with a permanent marker.

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Double-edge Nut Files
Double-edge Nut Files
 
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5 10-20-2010
consistency

Stewmac supplies are the benchmark of quality others can only aspire to. These Stewmac nut files are more than up to the task, excellent value, there is no better product if you want the job done correctly.

william hill  england Read my reviews (3)
5 9-08-2010
The nearly perfect tool for the job

These files work great!
The one nit I have is that each size needs to be labeled individually.
This would make them more convenient.

hlk666  St, paul, MN
4 9-07-2010
Nice Files

These are nice files, but they do have a few draw backs.
If they are slightly bent, they don't work as well. Since they are pretty hard, you don't want to try to bend them straight, they will snap.
Rust very easily, so keep em up and dry. Nothing worse than rusty files.
When the saws are new, make sure to take a marker and designate which side is what size. After some use the numbers wear off, and it gets tougher to distinguish which side is larger than the other.

Colt W. Knight  South Charleston, WV 25309 Read my reviews (43)
4 8-12-2010
Just the best nut files available.

This set of nut files is just the best set of nut files available.
You don't need to look for any equivalent anywhere else, you'll never find it.

I recently used those in the making of handmade compensated "teflon saturated duroplast" nuts (the hardest and most slippery plastic available). I simply have to make them from scratch because companies such as GraphTech don't sell compensated nuts, and because the Earvana nuts are just way too absurdly overpriced for what they really are.

The price is still a bit high for a set of files, but these files are really special : they have round edges and they fit the string gauges used for guitars and basses. This means that they are pretty useless for 99,99% of any other handwork involving the use of files. And this also means that they are not produced and sold in "Industrial quantities", and therefore the costs of production of these files must be hard to amortize.

You need to work with nuts on a regular basis ... you need these files.

Philippe  Ibiza, Spain Read my reviews (2)
4 7-13-2010
nut slotting files

well made and works well. wish they had put the sizes on both sides.

pillboxblue  California Read my reviews (3)
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