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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

0823 0.013" width Yes

0827 0.016" width Yes

0828 0.020" width Yes

0829 0.024" width Yes

0830 0.028" width Yes

0831 0.032" width Yes

0832 0.035" width Yes

0833 0.042" width Yes

5313 0.046" width Yes

0834 0.050" width Yes

0835 0.056" width Yes

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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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5 8-09-2013
Nice nut slotting tools

The files seem to be good quality. They cut fairly slowly, which is good to get the slot exactly to its final depth.

5 7-26-2013
Gets the job done right!

How did I ever live without these?

tracer03  Minnesota
5 7-24-2013
Nut & Saddle files

Easy work with these files...

Aris  Athens, GREECE Read my reviews (2)
4 7-12-2013
Nice cuts

I ordered a set of these, which they don't seem to offer anymore. It's a good set, though I did snap one off on the very first use. It is still useable, though. With the thinner ones, you have to be very careful not to focus all your cutting force on a small area of the file. Use the whole length. That's what I've learned. Anyway, a nice set to have. They cut quickly and make nice round bottoms. Widening the Slot can be a bit tricky.

Joshua Allen  Urbana, IL Read my reviews (6)
5 7-12-2013
Nut files

They cut a perfectly shaped string slot every time!
Much more accurate and repeatable than the small diamond files I was using before.

Rick Gunn  Cumming, Ga Read my reviews (2)
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2 6-30-2013
Nut files

files were a little flimsy,hard to manage,,,not worth the money I paid

Dick Fox  Clifty Ar. Read my reviews (2)
StewMac responds

Dick Fox,
Thank you for your order. We're sorry you were unhappy with the Gauged Nut Slotting Files. We offer a 100% guarantee; if any item fails to meet your expectations, you may return it, unaltered, for a refund or exchange.

5 6-21-2013
Great Product

If you are thinking about making your own nut or modifying a "finished" nut, don't even bother using anything else. Ruined several trying a variety standard wood working tools. Ordered the gauged nut slotting files and got it perfect the first time!

STLong  Cleveland, Oh
5 6-14-2013
Excellent Files..

Works perfect and cut very well.. Not to aggressive that they cut to fast.. Followed the tips from here about using feeler gauges as depth stop it worked perfect...

T Jones  Chester, MT Read my reviews (39)
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4 6-07-2013
nut &Saddle Files

very nice files look well made the only thing is I wish there were more string diameters to choose from

ROGER BARRETT  SAN MARTIN, CA. Read my reviews (9)
4 5-25-2013
The Best files you can get.

I got this new set of files. While the teeth of these files seems a little rough at first, I believe they will break in nicely and hopefully last as long as my old set.

toothinahnd  Santa Fe, New Mexico Read my reviews (2)
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