Gauged Nut Slotting Files

Gauged Nut Slotting Files

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Gauged Nut Slotting Files

About This Item

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.

What files do I need?
Choose nut slotting files that are the same size or no more than a few thousandths 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.

Save 10% by purchasing the complete set
Always have the right gauge for cutting and shaping string slots on any instrument. Complete set of nineteen files includes every size we offer.

Tip: Slotting Tune-o-matic style saddles
Nut slotting files work great for metal saddles. Choose your file size as you would when slotting a nut: use the same gauge as the string, or a few thousandths larger. After filing to the desired depth, we suggest polishing the slot with Mitchell's Abrasive Cord to remove file marks and burrs.



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Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Are you supposed to slot Tune-o-matic bridge saddles?

Customers often ask how and why they should put slots in the saddles of their new Tune-o-matic bridge. Erick Coleman provides the answers in this issue of Trade Secrets.

Instructions

Product Instructions

Making a Nut, Step-by-Step

Dan Erlewine, of Stewart-MacDonald's R&D Team, walks you through making and installing a new nut.

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4.0

Gauged nut slotting file

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Good file seems to cut well, a little bendy as others have said. Like most everything Stew Mac has, good quality, great service and shipping and fairly high priced!

5.0

Not bad

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Verified Buyer


These files worked well. A bit flimsy and pricey, but they will do the job. Not to mention the high shipping charges.

5.0

Must Have Files!

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I find that nearly every single guitar that comes across my bench is in need of some nut work. Even brand new instruments can need work. Strings cutting the nut groove low over time, grooves being too narrow, or just a plain old cheap plastic nut. Replacing plastic with bone or Tusq is an instant improvement in tone. And these files are the best! They are high grade steel, and are fragile, care must be taken when handling these files, especially the thin ones. But they cut! And are easy to maneuver and do some real precision work, none are better than these files from Stu Mac.

4.0

Hard to use

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Verified Buyer


The whole file is .010 or whatever gauge. Making it more difficult to maneuver Than the files with the red handles

5.0

Really nice files

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After spending alot of time filing nut slots with cheap torch cleaning tips, I decided to get good tools for this, and I bought 9 different sizes. These are great quality, the right tool for the job.
If there was a .011 size option, I would have bought that too,

5.0

Easy use, great design

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These files cut bone with ease. It helped make adding an octave 3rd string to a customer's Dreadnought an easier task.

5.0

great tool

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Although I find them to be expensive, I don't regret buying them. It's the right tool for the right job...
Like other review said, the .010 is a little bended in my setup too

4.0

I like them

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Have to watch yourself on the 10, they can get pretty 'bendy', but they work great.

5.0

Perfect

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Perfect

5.0

Gauged Nut Slotting Files, 0.010" width

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After using those CHEAP wire files you can get for under 10 bucks, this file works and feels great in the hand. Reading some reviews about how thin this file is, compared to the cheapo wire file I had been using, this one feels like a 2x4.

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