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Gauged Nut Slotting Files


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Our tempered edge-cut nut files produce round-bottom slots, to ensure that the strings seat properly in the nut without buzzing.

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Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
0821 0.010" width Yes
$12.95

0823 0.013" width Yes
$12.95

0827 0.016" width Yes
$12.95

0828 0.020" width Yes
$12.95

0829 0.024" width Yes
$12.95

0830 0.028" width Yes
$12.95

0831 0.032" width Yes
$12.95

0832 0.035" width Yes
$12.95

0833 0.042" width Yes
$12.95

5313 0.046" width Yes
$12.95

0834 0.050" width Yes
$12.95

0835 0.056" width Yes
$12.95


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Each chrome-alloy steel file has twin 4" cutting edges. Among our most popular tools, these professional files help you get the job done quickly and correctly.

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.

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Gauged Nut Slotting Files
Gauged Nut Slotting Files
 
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4 2-13-2014
Great Files but................

I used these files to slot 2 brand new nuts out of bleached bone. I found them very acurate and easy to use. They rounded the slots nicely, and with a bit of a rolling action, I was able to fine tune each slot for the player's string set. But what is with the 0.010" file? Would be nice to see a bit of extra meat in the middle of that one for some support/rigidity. The one I recieved wasn't even straight. It was in a deformed curve due to it being so flimsy. Except for the 0.010" file, I think this set is great.

Rockin' Mike Burton  Canada Read my reviews (22)
5 2-12-2014
Guaged nut slotting files

Bought a pre-slotted brass nut for my Tele project. The two top slots were so shallow that the strings slipped out when bending on the lower frets. What a great job these files did (and on BRASS). Thanks Stewmac!!!!

Dirty Pierre  Sydney, Australia
4 2-02-2014
Nut Slotting Files

Great products. Do their intended job with ease. The .010 needs serious reinforcement, but the others work very well.

Red Fox Guitars  Albert Lea, MN Read my reviews (15)
5 2-01-2014
Very perfect!!!

Is a set of very professional file, using it can not continue in office what once use of trace, will also increase a lot of colors in my utility room

xuliang  china
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5 1-29-2014
must have !!!!

After several new nut installations these nut files have produced a perfect fit and precise control of slot width and depth....you gotta have these if you expect a proper string fit.

jmed  brownsburg, In. Read my reviews (3)
5 1-18-2014
Nut files

I've used these nut files for five or six years. They work well and last quite a long time. They cut relatively fast and leave a nice round bottomed hole.

Jeff Chumley  Dunkirk, MD Read my reviews (2)
4 12-11-2013
Nut Slotting Files

This files are great for nuts, and for saddles like the ones on resonator biscuits. I'll certainly be ordering the rest of the set!

Joe MacLeod, Manitoba, CA

Joemac  Anola, MB, CA Read my reviews (6)
4 12-05-2013
works

These files produce good slots but the light gage one is very flimsy and came curved. I guess from the manufacture process. Working carefully with it produced my best string seat so far. After all what don't you have to be careful with while building guitars.

Rex Hoopes  Boise Idaho
5 11-27-2013
Top Notch

Very good and very quick....be careful, they cut quicker than you might think, so don't skip the measurements.

ron ross  flowerdale australia Read my reviews (2)
5 11-15-2013
The right files for the job.

There's nothing like using the perfect tool for the application. Time saver and perfect slots every time. Customers are amazed by how much better their guitars tuning stability and tone is after a nut replacement.

Mack L.  California Read my reviews (18)
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