I used this kit to build the nut on my last project and im sure it will be used for many nuts to come. the only issue is that the slotting files aren't marked on the actual file, i had to use my calipers to find the actual gauge then write it on the file in sharpie. However, they certainly help make a solid nut! the picture is my first nut ever
Making a nut seems to be a art form that every guitar tech or luthier develops their own technique and skill set to achieve. This kit is definitely the nut builders palette and enables learning as much as improving and continuing to make great nuts.
i was givin a red and black nylon string guitar, that someone put a steel string nut on it and strung it up with steel strings, so it was a good practice guitar.
I recently got this kit after paying someone $60.00 to put a nut on for me , do the math
When I finally got down to the nut and the saddle I was concerned about if the guitar would even be playable. I waited to even order these tools until I had finished and installed the neck and bridge in case I got frustrated and used it for firewood next winter. After installing the nut with the use of this great tool set and going through the set up steps the enthusiasm returned. The guitar plays great. I am going to have to work on my finishing techniques but after this weekend I am starting to plan on my next one for my son. Thanks for your help and your great website and wonderful customer service. Ken - PS The tang nippers I ordered worked great.
This kit had exactly what I needed to tackle my first nut. I really like the simplicity and accuracy.
makes job alot easy then the old way great system
All of the items in this kit are needed to make a nut. Hence the name. These tools made the making of my first nut, in my new guitar repair shop ;almost painless. Moreover, the quality of the tools is great . They are also effective on projects other than guitars . Add them to your tool box . You will not regret it. The kit is expensive, but worth it . Plus, Stew-Mac also has excellent customer service.
Very nice tools, really all you need to make a nut from scratch or tweak a needy nut. Excellent quality; can't imagine not having this kit in my shop.
All you need for making and shaping nuts. The files are perfect for shaping and precision work and the spaceing rule is indispensable. I am yet to find a use for the feeler guages and saw, plus the vice could use some holes where you can mount it to a bench permanently, rather than using a clamp or putting it into another vice to keep it in place.
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