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Saddle Slot Files

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These special files fit into standard 3/32" and 1/8" acoustic guitar bridge saddle slots, to clean and flatten the bottom. This gives you uniform contact with the bottom of the saddle for best sound (a critical requirement for undersaddle transducer pickups).

Each 1-15/16" x 13/16" (50mm x 20mm) steel file has fine-cut teeth on the long flat edges, plus smooth sides and rounded ends that won't damage the walls of the slot. The 1/8" file is handy for Fender-style nut slots, too.

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Saddle Slot Files
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5 11-15-2013
Quality Files

You never know what some people will put in their saddle slots to try and shim their saddles. Thanks Stewmac for saving so many guitars with your tools. Perfect flat bottom for saddle slots. Cleaning up the bad repair job before was a breeze.

Mack L.  California Read my reviews (18)
5 4-28-2013

If your slots always come out perfectly, you never repair an old bridge, and you never install an under saddle pickup, you don't need these. That probably means 99% of us do need them.

John L  Kalamazoo, MI Read my reviews (15)
5 3-22-2013
saddle files

very handy! great for ukulele bridges. i like it.

Mikhail Lyashenko  Tula, Russia Read my reviews (3)
4 9-08-2012
Very handy

They're handy and where else would you get them? I would prefer if there was a coarse side as well. This would help clear glue in some Fender nut slots as the fine teeth will clog easily. Also coarse teeth would enable you to level a bride slot with less passes.

Moriarty Guitars  Dublin Ireland Read my reviews (12)
5 8-13-2012
so so so so

the best! superb in flattening the slots!

jiROck Custom  Philippines Read my reviews (58)
5 7-23-2012
saddle slot files

very clean and fast work. I love it

Mauricio Olivares  Santiago, chile Read my reviews (4)
5 6-05-2012
Just what I needed

I was wondering how I was going to deepen the saddle slot slightly without using a router. Then I saw this file in the the catalogue. Just what I needed. Did an excellent job.

WardC  Melbourne, Australia
5 5-20-2012
Slot Files

An indispensable tool for anyone who does any undersaddle pickup work. I've wished I'd had this very tool many times in the past. Now I have two! I'm so glad StewMac came out with this. I used it after a pickup change out left some burrs in the newly drilled hole for the new wire and to level the bottom of the slot.

Jamoco  Charleston, SC
5 5-06-2012
Very nice files

For saddle slots, it is fantastic, and much easier to get a precise fit. I like them.

jerry banfield  chatham,il Read my reviews (6)
5 2-20-2012
Saddle slot Files

Work very well and saves routing which is a real pain. Good and flat saddle contact essential for optimum sound transer.

Aljanon  Herts England Read my reviews (3)
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