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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 3-07-2011
Get The Right Tool For The Job

Great quality files. I bought files in about 3 goes and I would recommend getting the right sizes early. I found this especially important on the lighter strings as its a far better job with the exact size file. Tip: My lovely wife made me the terrific canvas pouch which the files all fit into so I can just select the right file as I work across the guitar. This saves searching for the file size every time you put them down. Stew Mac could offer such a pouch as an extra accessory!

Pete Davis  Brisbane, Australia Read my reviews (4)
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5 3-03-2011
Nut files!!

For a long time i expected to get these wonderful files, they worth each cent, i used in the day i received them in a guitar and the result came immediately, in the past i used to work with some jewellery files, another world....really fantastic.

Gilson Russo  São Paulo Brasil Read my reviews (2)
5 3-02-2011
Glad I bought them their files.

What a pleasure to do the job with the right tools. If you are going to be making and installing nuts you have got to use these files. Period.

nickyfzr  Parsippany NJ
5 2-27-2011
Accurate control, High quality.

These files put an accurate groove for the string to rest/slide on. I am very pleased with these.

Old Man of Cotati  Cotati, Ca Read my reviews (4)
5 2-08-2011
Gauged Nut Slotting File

These files are worth the money. They are very well made and I find them a necessity in my shop for slotting nuts. I used to use a small set of jeweler's files but these files are superior by all standards.
You will love them!

Archtop  USA Read my reviews (9)
5 2-06-2011
gauged nut slotting files

Simply does the job first time every time quickly and properly. Nut slots are an important part of the setting up of any stringed musical instrument. Would buy these again

john k  england Read my reviews (6)
5 1-30-2011
Nothing beats the right tool

Nothing beats the right tool for the job. These work great, even the fine 010. Don't waste time improvising.

Huntzmeyer  IL Read my reviews (5)
5 12-26-2010
gauged nut files work right on !

These cut perfect string slots. Nice profile, good grit. They cut fast, so be careful and take your time. They do a great job!

jmars  Austin, Texas, USA Read my reviews (4)
5 12-22-2010
Yeah, these are pretty much amazing

Finally broke down and bought a proper set of nut slotting files. I'm impressed by how fast and straight they can slot bone nuts. Even you, tiny little 0.010" file! You're tougher than you look.

MicCheckOne  Long Beach, California, USA Read my reviews (8)
5 12-10-2010
Xcellent Files

Finally! I have my own set of nut files for my basses. It's a small investment that pays a huge dividend, in terms of being able to do my own set up on my basses without needing to take them to a tech, or borrow some files. I was concerned that the string gauges weren't a perfect match, but they were close enough, and worked fine. I am very pleased with them. Stewmac was prompt in sending them to me. Happy!

Xcellent files  Tahoe
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