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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 2-29-2012

very fast and accurate works. recommended

lycker  cagliari, Sardinia, Italy Read my reviews (12)
4 2-24-2012
Good value

Just one teeny little niggle... The 0.010" file is thin, as you might expect. This makes it bendy and rather hard to use. You need two hands to keep it straight. So,I bought #3596 Guaged Saw to do the same job. It has a backing strip like a Tenon Saw, and can be used single handed. It's so much easier to use in practice. Other than this niggle, these files do an excellent job. If you order a set, purchase #3596 at the same time, it's only 8 bucks for a nice little saw that will save you a headache.

Phil from Oz  Perth, West Australia Read my reviews (6)
5 2-16-2012
Great files

I bought 4 of these for Ukes - 028, 032, 035 and 042. Just file away until the file touches a 050 feeler guage placed on the fingerboard - perfect!

ChrisG  Winnipeg, MB Canada Read my reviews (6)
5 2-08-2012
well worth the money

If you can afford these files buy them.They make your work so much faster and easier.Tip cleaners and feeler gauges for files are not accurate.These files will last forever if taken care of.

danor1023  oregon
5 2-03-2012
I agree with everyone else.

I got a set of these as a Christmas gift, from my luthier brother-in-law. As I play with dainty strings (mostly nines), I added the .010 file to the collection.

They work.

Are there better ones? Maybe...but I won't be looking for them.

They work. That's good enough for me.

Canada Guy  Church Point, Nova Scotia Read my reviews (3)
5 1-31-2012

I've made countless nuts with these files. Their flat sides can be useful if using spacers to determine your slot positions. For example, I have found it useful to slot a small nut-sized piece of wood and get the spacing perfect. Then clamp this piece with your bone blank in the vise. The wooden piece acts as a template for transferring the slot positions - similar to using an old nut, but more accurate! These files are perfect for this method.

Moriarty Guitars  Dublin Ireland Read my reviews (12)
5 1-27-2012
beats a pocket knife

I have two sets (one for steel strings, one for nylon strings). Use to use a gent saw and a pocket knife to make slots. These files do a wonderful job. Well worth the money.

frailingbanjo  moorhead, mn Read my reviews (3)
1 1-18-2012
Very Poor Quality

Half of the files ordered are very dull, I have some very well used ones that do just as good of a job.

Compton Custom Bridges  Minnesota Read my reviews (2)
5 1-12-2012
Stewmac nut files

I needed some nut files to set up a couple of cheap ukuleles i own, with some advice from Pete Howlett a luthier, I purchased 2 nut files from Stewmac, they arrived quite promptly considering the distance they have travelled, i carried out the work and now the 2 ukes are set up perfectly for me, will i be buying from Stewmac again, YOU BET I WILL

kaizersoza  Swansea Wales
5 1-11-2012
a MUST have for alternate tunings

I set up my guitars with many different tunings with different string gauges.
These do a wonderful job of help me set up each of my guitars for the specific gauge set!

Jeremy Jo  Mississauga, ON, Canada
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