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Nut Seating Files


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Sturdy files for cleaning and squaring nut mounting surfaces. They file only the bottom of the slot, leaving the side walls unscarred.

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Nut Seating Files
 
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
5055 For 1/8" wide nut Yes
$20.95

5056 For 3/16" wide nut Yes
$23.10

5057 For 1/4" wide nut Yes
$36.57

5060 Set of 3 SAVE $8.86 Yes
$71.27


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These files have fine and medium cutting surfaces.

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

Each file is 7-3/8" (187.33mm) long, with 4" (101.60mm) cutting surfaces and a rubber-coated handle. To keep the file from binding in the slot, we have designed these files to be slightly narrower than the nut size specified. An undersized file also helps to prevent widening the slot width—ensuring a snug fit for your nut.

5055 For 1/8" (3.18mm) wide nut Works for Fender® guitars and basses
5056 For 3/16" (4.76mm) wide nut Works for Gibson® guitars, basses, banjos, and mandolins
5057 For 1/4" (6.35mm) wide nut Works for classical and Dobro® guitars


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Nut Seating Files
Nut Seating Files
 
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5 1-25-2014
Great File!

Once again, Stewmac has provided the perfect tool to do a perfect job. Very happy with this file. Thank you!

Pettymusic  Florida Read my reviews (2)
4 10-24-2013
Shorter makes easier

I have the 1/8" for Fender type nut slot. I cut it shorter to make it easier to level the nut slot so that it looks like the saddle slotting file.

Ben B  Jakarta Read my reviews (3)
5 9-10-2013
Nut Seating Files

A must have tool!

Martín  Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina Read my reviews (78)
5 9-05-2013
Perfect

Just was one of those tools I needed and didn't know where else to get it. Worked great for me.

Andrew H.  South Carolina, USA Read my reviews (44)
5 6-27-2013
Pretty good file..

Great for cleaning glue, old or new lacquer out of the nut slot...

T Jones  Chester, MT Read my reviews (39)
5 12-30-2012
Worth the Price

Sharp. Easy to use. Does exactly what it's suppose to do.

DBMiller  Louisiana, USA Read my reviews (3)
4 11-08-2012
1/8" file is not 1/8"

This is excellent tool, file is very sharp.

Strange thing here is the thickness of file, that's not equal to 1/8 of an inch (something like 2,7 mm instead of it). It's still possible to clean nut slot, but i need to move file from side to side while cleaning. There is almost no negative effect from this size shrinkage - it's mostly just strange...

Tiunov (22)  Moscow, Russia Read my reviews (15)
StewMac responds

Tiunov,
To keep the file from binding in the slot, we have designed these files to be slightly narrower than the nut size specified. An undersized file also helps to prevent widening the slot width and ensures a snug fit. Thank you for your order.

5 10-05-2012
Tried to go without

These are much easier to use and more effective than sand paper on a stick.

Gregg  MN Read my reviews (4)
4 9-08-2012
Good quality

Good quality file - gets into the corners. It is a little too undersized for my taste.

Moriarty Guitars  Dublin Ireland Read my reviews (12)
5 7-26-2012
3/16" NUT SEATING FILE

Another high quality specialized tool from STEWMAC, that makes the specialized art of Luthiery, and string nut installation, all the more easier. Another specialized tool very hard to do without...

JAL  Lomita, Ca Read my reviews (2)
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