Cutting string slots is delicate: if you cut one slot a little too low, you've blown the nut and have to start over. StewMac's own Don MacRostie devised the Safe Slot™ to make accurate nut slotting fast and fumble-free. He shows us how it's done in this video!
A trick the pros use:
Stack feeler gauges against the nut to set your slot depth. When the slotting saw touches the feeler gauges, you've hit your depth.
The Safe Slot Nut Guard holds the feeler gauges tightly against the nut, and curved to the radius of your fingerboard. This leaves both your hands free to file. And you'll be able to work faster without worrying about cutting too deep.
Holds multiple feeler gauges
Pulls gauges tight to match fretboard radius
Locks in place against the nut. No slipping!
The pivoting caul adapts to most neck shapes, and the felt padding is guitar finish friendly. Use the clamp for any fingerboard up to 2-1/16" wide.
Also available with 11-piece feeler gauge set.
6" x 1/2" steel gauges include: