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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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4 4-22-2014
Gauged nut files

Precise cut, but not the size range that suits my needs!

psaltis john  greece Read my reviews (6)
5 4-02-2014
Great tools!

A must have for doing proper nut work!

Suhr3825  CA Read my reviews (44)
5 3-31-2014

Combined with string spacing rule these files give perfect result. I had some problems with 0.010" one the first time but turns out it was human error :)

sinvelikogmajstora  Cetinje, Montenegro Read my reviews (3)
5 3-29-2014
Love these

I have the full set and they get a lot of use. They still cut like new. Take extra care using the 0.010" file though as it would be easy to break it if it should snag.

JMW  Biggleswade, UK Read my reviews (13)
5 3-21-2014
These files do the trick.

I've been using the same set for more nuts than I can count.

Highline Guitars  Denver, Colorado Read my reviews (30)
5 3-05-2014
gets it done!

I used these nut files to slot the saddles on a tone-pro bridge. After making a little jig to file at the right angle and depth, they worked like a charm, even on the brass saddles. Fast shipping again Stew-Mac.

335Bill  Virginia Read my reviews (6)
4 2-27-2014

Worked great on a graphite nut. Also used them on a LQ BadAss bridge and got the job done, but I think they're best suited for nuts (as appropriately named). A little pricey, but good files.

Smell it?  USA
5 2-26-2014

Received my files within 2 weeks of ordering. They were well packed and arrived in pristine condition. I'm new to guitar building but these files are of high quality and I'm happy with them.

Brendan Quinn  Ireland
4 2-16-2014
Mandolin nut files

First time I have ever used this type of file. I normally use a small round file, but this was much more accurate and cut a really nice slot. I'll be getting more for violin work.

Tom R  Jurmala, Latvia Read my reviews (2)
5 2-13-2014
Hey, these dudes are pretty cool

I bought 8 sizes to start. I used them last night and was very pleased. I had no problem with the flex on the lighter files as I typically like to use two hands for some reason. I think I'll order the other sizes I might need today.

ElectricLarryLand  New Braunfels, Tx Read my reviews (8)
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