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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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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5.0

Great tool

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Verified Buyer


I’ve been using my regular vice for years. Can’t believe how nice this works. Well worth the price

5.0

Super useful vice!

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Verified Buyer


Apart from holding nuts and saddles, it is perfect for those small parts that are very difficult to hold. I use it everyday.

5.0

The perfect vise

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Verified Buyer


With its two smal and beveld clamps it's just ideal to work on any nut. It's also easy to fix the vise on a workbench.

5.0

worked great!

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Verified Buyer


I used this yesterday to make a nut for a guitar I'm working on, the tapered edges worked great for not hitting steel with my files! I placed it in rotating vise to hold it in the position I need. A good, practical tool. Not sure my wife would agree, getting yet another tool!

5.0

I LIKE THIS JUST FINE

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I'd been looking at this tool for quite a number of years even having modified an old Stanley drill press vice with lignum vitae jaws modeled on Stewmac's tool. My homemade version was OK but the jaws flexed a bit more than I liked. This Stewmac vise showed up on sale a couple weeks back so I jumped on it. Now having it to compare to my cobbled together version I can truthfully state that this is a very nice tool. The only suggestion I'd make is adding some threaded holes on the underside so it could be bolted to a base plate for clamping it to a bench.

5.0

A must have

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Verified Buyer


Made my first nut fabrication a breeze. Well worth the money.

5.0

Perfect for Making Nuts

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Verified Buyer


Got this on a recent sale, super sturdy and perfect for crafting new nuts, which was much more difficult in my traditional Vise. Highly recommended.

4.0

Welcome Addition

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Verified Buyer


This vise is a welcome addition to my personal guitar workshop and a good buy for the price. Because it is freestanding, yet light, it is very versatile for a variety of uses. The handle size and thread density on the screw actuator allow precise clamp settings. appropriate for the materials with which I am working, such as wood, bone, ebony, and Tusq. Mounting brackets for bench use and vise jaw cushion inserts for soft materials would be an improvement to increase its versatility. Overall good product..

5.0

Hard to beat

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Verified Buyer


I was holding off buying this because international shipping was almost the same cost as the vise. But since no one else seems to sell a small vise, I finally took the plunge. Now that I have it, I can't imagine making a nut without it - it's perfectly designed for its intended use. You can also use the vise to hold a nut/saddle blank when using a disc sander, or for lots of other "small" work. All in all I would say an indispensable tool.

5.0

Great for home shop.

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This is a very handy go to tool for holding small parts to customize.

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