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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For Medium Strings - Set of 6

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For Heavy Strings - Set of 6

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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

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!

5.0

Wow!

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Verified Buyer


I was blown away by how easy these files made the job. I'm just a hobby/enthusiast so sometimes setup issues can be intimidating. After one nut slot, I was totally at ease and felt in control. Good job guys! Excellent set.

5.0

Excellent product

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Verified Buyer


I've been doing some restoration and setups of several guitars. I installed new bridges, saddles and nuts on two of them and these files were essential in getting the setup right. Great quality tool. Feels like a solid toolset and not cheap. Expensive but worth the investment. I would highly recommend.

5.0

Finally, the tools I need.

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Verified Buyer


Like many, I put off the purchase of a good set of nut files just as long as I could. After dealing with poorly cut nut slots on numerous guitars, I finally did what I should have done long ago and bought this six-file set. These files are well-crafted tools for nut slotting that should last many years. With increasing frequency, I'm looking to StewMac as the first stop in my search for quality luthier supplies and tools.

5.0

A Great Investment

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Verified Buyer


I'm not a luthier by any stretch of the imagination but the investment in this file set saved me a ton of money.

Be careful not to remove too much metal when filing Gibson style bridge saddles. I took a little too much material out on the low E string saddle and had to move up to a 0.50. No worries, live and learn. Please also buy the abrasive cord as well.

5.0

Super Tools

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Verified Buyer


I just got a Fender Strat neck and needed to file the nut slots down as this is a replacement neck. I have never done this before but after watching a few you-tube videos and the one from Stew-Mac, it was easier than I thought (altho it was a nail biter as this is the first time I did one of these) and just took my time. The files were perfect. I bought an extra bone nut in case I screwed up but didn't have to use it. Stew-Mac "rocks"...

5.0

nice file set

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Verified Buyer


did the job just fine thanks

5.0

As advertised

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Verified Buyer


You can't set nut height without the right files, you'll just destroy it. I saw some people complain that the lightest gauges are flimsy, but I don't know how you could make 10/1000 of an inch sturdy.

I've used these on a few guitars now and they are great.

5.0

Very pleased.

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Verified Buyer


Good quality files.

Worked perfectly.

5.0

Nut files

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Verified Buyer


A good set of files. They work well. However it would be nice if they came with a case. I use a toothbrush case. It works well.

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