Double-edge Nut Files

Double-edge Nut Files

Double-edge Nut Files 0.012" / 0.020"

0.012" / 0.020"

Item # 4541
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Double-edge Nut Files 0.026" / 0.032"

0.026" / 0.032"

Item # 4542
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Double-edge Nut Files 0.036" / 0.042"

0.036" / 0.042"

Item # 4543
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Double-edge Nut Files 0.050" / 0.060"

0.050" / 0.060"

Item # 4544
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Double-edge Nut Files 0.075" / 0.090"

0.075" / 0.090"

Item # 4545
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Double-edge Nut Files 0.105" / 0.120"

0.105" / 0.120"

Item # 4546
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 Double-edge Nut Files, Set of 6

Double-edge Nut Files, Set of 6

Item # 4547
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List Price $188.10
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Double-edge Nut Files

About This Item

The most durable and efficient nut-slotting files available. Specially designed for nut slotting, each file cuts two different width slots.

Each 9/16" x 7-5/8" (14.29mm x 193.67mm) steel file cuts on the edges only, and tapers from the center to a different thickness on each cutting edge. The set of six files does the work of twelve!

Rubber-coated handles give firm, comfortable control for the job. The complete set includes edge widths for filing round-bottom nut slots on most stringed instruments, including basses. Each file's cutting edge is approximately 3-7/8" (98.43mm) long.

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

The most popular Double-edge Nut Files are 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.

Tip: Customize your files
We recommend that you mark on each side of your files so while working you can quickly tell the different gauge of cut.

Here's how: make a cut on a scrap piece of bone or wood with both sides of the nut file, then measure the width of each cut with feeler gauges to determine which side is which. Guitar strings of known gauges will also work as measuring tools in a pinch.

Once you have determined the proper edge, mark the file accordingly with a permanent marker.


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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

5 years and 50+ nuts and still work great

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This set of files has been the single best purchase I've made for working on guitars. They pay for themselves in no time. If mine disappeared tomorrow I'd order a set immediately. And at the rate that they are wearing out, losing them might be the only reason I'll need to replace them.

5.0

My first bass nut

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Have made many guitar nuts from scratch, but just did my first bass nut, so I expanded my collection of nut files to do the job. You will need to start with a smaller file to get the slot started, as these files produce a round bottom slot (which is needed for large bass strings). They worked just fine.

5.0

Works perfect

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The tool is very helpful

5.0

Double-edge Nut Slot files

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These files (I bought 3 sizes) worked as advertised. Very easy to use.

5.0

Best Nut Files

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I have had this style nut file for a while but it was the older one with .012 and .016 cuts. I wanted to add the .020 cut to my collection. I really like the quality of this took, the cut, and how long my other files have lasted. I have not seen anything as good at other sites

4.0

Nut files

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Seem to be very good files.

5.0

Nut files

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If your making nuts these are a must. Only wish there was a marking as too show which side is what size.

5.0

Sturdy, which i like.

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Evidently, this file was bought to make nuts.

It is sturdy and doesn't chatter or bind up like a thinner file sometimes does when going a little too fast (not that i rush..). Easy to keep centered and easy to always remain aware of steepness.

I like the gauged nut slotting files (some i can't live without, sizing mattars) but these ones, i love.

It speeds up the job enormously. I guess some people may not appreciate the taper but it is essential in having a sturdy file and my slots are never so deep as to cause problems due to the taper.

I own 3 of these files and have just ordered a 4th.

4.0

Great but..

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Delete the .032 and move the .036 into it's place. Then move every diameter back one and maybe add a .140 to the end. I believe this would make the set much more usable. On the super common .010's set for electrics you could do the whole job with 3 files vs 4. Same on bass and now you can tackle 5 and 6 string basses as well. Think about it and consider this knowledge complimentary and thank you for yours. --Frank Silano, Head Luthier, Slamo Custom Guitars

4.0

Almost perfect tool for setting string height at the nut

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I took away one star, because I was unable to find a marking showing which side was which. Otherwise, it helped me to setup a guitar that I built myself. At the price of these files, however, there could be a stamped marking showing which side is which.

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