Gauged Nut Slotting File Set for Electric Guitar

Gauged Nut Slotting File Set for Electric Guitar

For Light Strings - Set of 6

Item # 0881
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List Price $80.96
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For Medium Strings - Set of 6

Item # 0882
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List Price $80.96
Your Price $72.86

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For Heavy Strings - Set of 6

Item # 0883
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Gauged Nut Slotting File Set for Electric Guitar

About This Item

The right gauges for cutting and shaping string slots on electric guitars. Six files in each set: choose light, medium or heavy gauge strings.

Our tempered edge-cut nut files produce round-bottom slots for nuts and saddles. Ensure your strings seat properly in the nut without buzzing!

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.


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StewMac tech advisors specify these sets to match your string gauge:

#0881 For Light Strings
0.010", 0.013", 0.016", 0.024", 0.032", and 0.042"

#0882 For Medium Strings
0.010", 0.013", 0.016", 0.028", 0.035", and 0.046"

#0883 For Heavy Strings
0.013", 0.020", 0.024", 0.035", 0.046", and 0.056"


Just want one? Each file is also sold individually.

Match the file to the string gauge
Choose a file of the same size as the string, or no more than a few thousandths wider. By rocking the file side to side, you can widen the slot to fit a slightly wider string.

Nut slotting files work great for metal Tune-o-matic bridge saddles. After filing, polish the slot with Mitchell Abrasive Cord to remove file marks.


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5.0

This is a must have.

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I bought these nut slot file after years of using needle files. These make string slotting a nut a lot easier and precise. Ergonomically better for my fingers and hands than the old needle files. One of the best tool investments you can make !!

4.0

Gauged nut slotting files set.

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Verified Buyer


Very good files.these files make the job of slotting a nut slotting a breeze.some might consider them to be a bit pricey,but in my opinion they are well worth the cost.if your are going to slot nuts on a regular basis I would recommend a good set of files. And these are a good set and we'll worth investing in.

5.0

Great tool for carving a String Nut!

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Verified Buyer


We supply all of our students with this Nut File Kit here at The Guitar Services Workshop. They are accurate and durable. Combined with Action Gauge & a Machinist Rule, it's easy to carve a string nut with accurate string angles, width, spacing and action!
John LeVan
The Guitar Services Workshop

5.0

Must Have Item For Any Shop!!

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Verified Buyer


I bought a set of these several years ago, and recently ordered more! These files make a nut and saddle slots precise, and easy to do. These are great, and hold up well over the years!

5.0

Worth having in your tool box

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Verified Buyer


I bought these to alleviate a problem I had after mounting a Bigsby trem with a Vibramate mounting plate, and installing compensated saddles. The first set I bought by Gotoh did not work well as the strings continually popped out of the saddles. I ordered the file set for medium strings, and attempted to deepen the ready made slots to alleviate the problem that the techs at StewMac suggested as a cure. It sort of worked, but I could not get the saddle for the worst offender, the E-1 string, to work without fretting out every time I tried to bend a note up high. I got a second set of Gotoh SW-3's which have just compensated straight edges that need to have slots filed. The files worked perfectly and the problem was solved quickly and accurately, and my 2017 American Elite Tele now sounds better than ever. If you're a working player like myself who likes to do your own work on your axes, you need to have a set of these!!

5.0

Good tools

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Verified Buyer


Good quality. Got the job done right the fist time.

5.0

My nut went nuts but these files fixed it !

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Verified Buyer


I bought these files after I had my guitars nut replaced locally. They did an ok job but the nut slots were still too high. So I put in a tusk XL and did the slots myself with the Stew MAC nut files. Turned out perfect . My guitar is back to being my number one again. I’m very happy with everything I’ve bought from Stew Mac. They sure have made my life easier, I’ve always worked on my own guitars, but finding Stew Mac has given me a source for the proper tools to do the job really right !

5.0

Worth the price!

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Verified Buyer


These made my life a lot easier when setting up my guitars. After using these to lower the depth of the string, I could feel the difference. I didn’t have as much fatigue in my fretting hand which made me want to play even more. They work well on saddles too.

5.0

Medium guaged nut files!

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Verified Buyer


Purchased these nuts files recently for converting a right handed Jazzmaster to left handed.. files work great. Their a little pricey, but they look like they’ll last for many years even under heavy use. StewMac always has what I need and processing as well as shipping is always fast!

5.0

Electric guitar but file set

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Verified Buyer


This set of files is so easy to use. I switched from light gauge strings to medium gauge strings on my electric guitar and the strings would not fit fully in each but a slot. It only took a few minutes and a gentle touch with these files to enlarge the slots so that the strings would fit easily and not hang up. Brain-dead easy to use!

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