Nut and Saddle Vise

Nut and Saddle Vise

Nut and Saddle Vise

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Nut and Saddle Vise

About This Item

A better way to hold nuts and saddles for easier, faster shaping.

Sure, most of us already have a shop vise. And for a long time, you've probably used yours to hold nuts and saddles for filing and shaping. But you've also noticed that your vise jaws get in the way when you're trying to file the top of that nut or saddle, so you're constantly repositioning the work in the jaws.

We considered the problem and designed a special vise that gives you the clearance you need for an easier and more efficient job.

The custom jaws are extra tall, with steep angles for easier access to your work. The end of the vise is beveled for extra relief, too. The 2"-wide steel jaws are hardened for durability and specially undercut to stay parallel under pressure, holding the nut or saddle uniformly without slippage.

For other jobs, the jaws open to 2-7/16", making it versatile for gripping all kinds of small work. This is a well-made, heavy little portable steel vise with a 2" x 5-5/8" footprint; you can clamp it to the edge of your workbench, or into your larger shop vise.

The Nut and Saddle Vise is included in the Essential Nut Making Tool Kit, which has all the basic tools you'll need for shaping, string-spacing, slotting and fitting string nuts like a pro.


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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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5.0

should have bought long ago

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After a couple years of building, I have finally added this to my shop, should have bought it long ago. I have been using my parrot vise to hold nuts and saddles which works, but this works so much better for shaping nuts and saddles because of the tall jaws, I really didn't think it would make that much of a difference. I was wrong! The second best part is now having a dedicated spot for doing this work, that alone is worth every penny.

This vise is very well made, heavy weight and thoughtfully designed.

5.0

Going to come handy

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Solid vice, quality tool.

4.0

Well made

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A nice addition to the shop.

5.0

using it non stop

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helps hold when soldering.

5.0

good tool

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many uses, not just for nut and saddles.

5.0

Excellent

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Should have bought it long ago. Finally took the chance and i'm glad i bought this handsome little fella.

It does the job right out of the box but i felt it can be improved though. So i disassembled all the parts and found paint build up at one of the feet of the movable jaw base. Scraped it and lap a few light strokes with a coarse&fine diamond stone. I also stroked the stone at the rails to knock off a few high casting spots. Then I changed the phillips screw to nylon screw (had to modify the nylon screw a bit) and after putting a little grease here and there, it's much smoother now. No drag, almost silent and i can even turn the handle with my pinky effortlessly.

Pls be advised that if you don't know what you're doing, you might ruin your vise instead.

5.0

Great addition to my tools

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Verified Buyer


Excellent vice

5.0

Nut and saddle vise

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Verified Buyer


A good product. Very solid.

4.0

Very useful, but misaligned

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Very useful for making guitar nuts and saddles, and also for other small work that needs a tight grip. The weight is almost always enough so that it doesn't need to be clamped/screwed down (but I wish there was a more obvious way to do that when necessary). The jaws are not perfectly aligned either along the top or the sides, which is confusing to me. Mostly I can do stuff anyway, but it would be a much better tool if the sides matched more equally.

5.0

Makes a tough job much easier

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A1 tool for the job.

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