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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Commonly Used Tool

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I have a complete set of nut files I use all the time for adjusting existing nuts or when I replace plastic nuts with bone. No other tool will work for this procedure. I don't do repair work on other peoples guitars but I do all the setup work my own collection. When I buy any used instrument one of the first things I check for in the set up process is nut action or the height of the strings over the first fret. If its too high I lower the slots to correct it or if the slots are too low I replace the nut and cut the slots to the right specs before I do the rest of the set up (string height, intonation, relief etc.) These files work great. Have bought other stuff from from Stew Mac and have always had a good buying experience.

5.0

Fabulous files

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I’ve relied on StewMac for years for the tools I need on my bench. They always have exactly what I need, the quality is always very high and the service is fast and efficient.
Hard to beat!

5.0

Perfect for the job

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Bought this to file a slot in a 5th string pip. Worked great with no issues.

5.0

Nice item

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Very handy item. Be gentle with the smaller gauges though

5.0

Very nice file

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Bought this to slot a Tune-O-Matic bridge saddle and it worked great.
0.010 is quite thin and it takes a precision file to do this.

5.0

Big time saver

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The gauged nut files save so much time when properly adjusting string height on new nuts, can't believe I got by with out them before.

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Gauged nut slotting files

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A real need for making saddles and nuts.

5.0

Great!!!

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i ordered 4 nut files (10, 13, 16 and 20) and they arrived in about 5 business days, even though my shipping option was international snail mail :)

As expected, the 10 is flimsy but by holding it just so, index further than the cut zone with the thumb and major squeezing the file lower, it does a great job. (yes, i've already tried it on a guitar cut for 9s that i restrung with 10s, the bottom of the slot was a little tight). Nice cutting power.


I presume the others are even sturdier. Ease of use, easy to store. What more could i ask?

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Very happy

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Very happy with the files that I bought. Got the job done neatly and properly.

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parts

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Good stuff, thanks

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