Nut and Saddle Sander

Nut and Saddle Sander

Nut and Saddle Sander

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Nut and Saddle Sander

About This Item

Perfectly square nuts and saddles in seconds
For solid contact and good tone, the bottom of a nut or saddle must be squared up. This "vise on wheels" is the fastest, surest way to do this.

Solves the tone trouble caused by poor fit
Hand-sanding a nut or saddle, it's hard not to tilt it one direction or the other. The result is a poor fit in the slot—always a tone problem, but especially with undersaddle pickups.

The Nut and Saddle Sander holds the nut or saddle perfectly vertical while you roll it over sandpaper on a flat surface. Adjustment screws set the amount you want to remove, and in moments the piece is squared up and truly flat.

"This takes the guesswork out of squaring up for a perfect fit. More accurate and faster, a win-win!"
—Matt Brooker, guitar repairman and StewMac tech advisor

  • Aluminum body with steel ball bearing rollers
  • Works with any nut/saddle material up to 3-1/4" x 3/8" (82mm x 10mm)

Watch our videos: Erick Coleman shows how he uses this tool. Roberto Fontanot, inventor of the Nut and Saddle Sander, demonstrates from his shop in Italy.

    How to use the Nut and Saddle Sander
  • Use Stikit sandpaper on a flat surface.
  • Tighten the nut or saddle in the spring-loaded jaw. To hold a nut, remove the inner spring tensioner.
  • There are two sets of holes for the height adjusters: close for nuts, wide for saddles.
  • Each mark on the height-adjusters equals approximately one tenth of a millimeter.
  • When the wheels start turning, you’ve reached your preset height, and milled the nut or saddle flat.

The Nut & Saddle Sander is created by Roberto Fontanot of Heart Sound, an Italian company specializing in acoustic amplification. Roberto has worked with leading artists including Tommy Emmanuel and Steve Vai, and is now in charge of Research and Development at Eko Guitars.


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5.0

What a great tool Worth every penny

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Verified Buyer


Assuming you have measured out the line to remove some of the saddle as described elsewhere this device sets the desired cut along an edge adjusted by two screws easily setting it with precision. Tighten with other screws and put the whole unit in a vice and electric sand down to flush. Takes minutes. The accuracy resides in the two screw adjustments. Edited
Trying to put a sliver of bone into a table
vice exactly on the drawn line with large fingers was estimated at best. Now you measure and set with this device easily. Then just shave it down in 5 minutes. Works great.

5.0

No other way to do nuts and saddles!

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Verified Buyer


This little tool is a MUST if you are lowering your action. It's quick, simple and easy! You don't even need instructions! The Price??? Yeah, it's a little high, but this tool is imported from Italy. Trust me, you'll love it!! Now off to lower the action on my 5 other guitars...

3.0

Suggestion

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This would be the perfect tool, if you could also put a saddle in sideways, and control the thickness of the saddle!! A much tougher job to do by hand!!

5.0

Super tool

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Verified Buyer


The Nut and Saddle Sander vise has made a tedious job extremely fast and efficient. With accurate set-up and using the belt sander, I have fit saddles spot on in minutes. This tool will pay for itself in no time in my shop.

5.0

Big Time Saver!!

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Verified Buyer


For sure an expensive toll, however does a fast perfect job at trimming and squaring up nuts and saddles. Makes a tedious job fast and dead accurate. In my busy workshop it paid for itself inside a week.

5.0

Easy Setups

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Verified Buyer


I've been doing my own setups for years and always dreaded adjusting the saddle - especially when an USPU is involved. I just got this and "trued up" my saddle on one of my guitars and it took about 5 minutes. I can't wait to do the others. This is a great tool. I thought about it for a while, but pulled the trigger when it went on sale. Worth it at full price. Just get it.

5.0

Highly recommended

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Verified Buyer


Saves time and effort

5.0

Making life easy!!!

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Verified Buyer


Until now, I was sanding both nuts and saddles manually. This was time consuming as I had to take care and be sure the bottom was perfectly square. Now, I can forget about it and I can accurately reduce the required amount in a fraction of the time. Brilliant idea.

4.0

Cool tool

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Verified Buyer


Really did it on that nut job ;^}
The body was a bit low, and polished itself a bit as I was dressing the nut thickness. I may go ahead and complete that finish up job on the tool. A couple thousandths will do. The other thing, and nature of the beast, was having to repeatedly remove and replace the nut to check for size. But it kept the angles square as it was designed to do and made for an accurate job. A bit pricy, but recommended.

5.0

Great tool

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Verified Buyer


I was expecting a precise tool but not THIS precise. It is unbelievable. It works very well. Great purchase.

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