Nut and Saddle Sander

Nut and Saddle Sander

Nut and Saddle Sander

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Nut and Saddle Sander

About This Item

Perfectly square nuts and saddles in seconds
For solid contact and good tone, the bottom of a nut or saddle must be squared up. This "vise on wheels" is the fastest, surest way to do this.

Solves the tone trouble caused by poor fit
Hand-sanding a nut or saddle, it's hard not to tilt it one direction or the other. The result is a poor fit in the slot—always a tone problem, but especially with undersaddle pickups.

The Nut and Saddle Sander holds the nut or saddle perfectly vertical while you roll it over sandpaper on a flat surface. Adjustment screws set the amount you want to remove, and in moments the piece is squared up and truly flat.

"This takes the guesswork out of squaring up for a perfect fit. More accurate and faster, a win-win!"
—Matt Brooker, guitar repairman and StewMac tech advisor

  • Aluminum body with steel ball bearing rollers
  • Works with any nut/saddle material up to 3-1/4" x 3/8" (82mm x 10mm)

Watch our videos: Erick Coleman shows how he uses this tool. Roberto Fontanot, inventor of the Nut and Saddle Sander, demonstrates from his shop in Italy.

    How to use the Nut and Saddle Sander
  • Use Stikit sandpaper on a flat surface.
  • Tighten the nut or saddle in the spring-loaded jaw. To hold a nut, remove the inner spring tensioner.
  • There are two sets of holes for the height adjusters: close for nuts, wide for saddles.
  • Each mark on the height-adjusters equals approximately one tenth of a millimeter.
  • When the wheels start turning, you’ve reached your preset height, and milled the nut or saddle flat.

The Nut & Saddle Sander is created by Roberto Fontanot of Heart Sound, an Italian company specializing in acoustic amplification. Roberto has worked with leading artists including Tommy Emmanuel and Steve Vai, and is now in charge of Research and Development at Eko Guitars.



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5.0

%100 PERFECT

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Simply,
This tool would end the suffering days and hours in couple minuets!

Abdullah Al Ahmedi

5.0

THIS HAS TO BE THE MOST OUTRAGEOUSLY COOL TOOL!

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Verified Buyer


I just used my StewMac Saddle Sander for the first time and am blown away. What is so difficult about sanding a saddle is that the bottom MUST be perfectly flat to allow for proper vibration transfer AND that flat surface MUST be at a perfect 90 degree angle to fit flat and tight in the bridge slot.
I wanted to lower the action on my Collings 00 by 1-1/2 64th. You always double the amount you want to cut when lowering a saddle. So, I put the saddle in this tool, measured it so that 3/64ths was sticking out and rubbed it back and forth on a peice of sand paper for a few minutes. When the wheels touched the sandpaper, I knew I was done and out popped a perfectly sanded, flat, 90 degree saddle.

Prior to this tool, this was a job that I would have to take to my luthier 40 minutes away. Now I can tackle it myself with precision and easy, especially for a legally blind guy.

5.0

Makes things much easier

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Verified Buyer


I looked at this tool for a while, expensive but I finally took the plunge and bought it. Very glad I did. I already used it to level off two saddles and it worked great. I figure I'll have this tool for a while, and even though I'm only a hobbiest, it will pay for itself by saving time and frustration.

5.0

Another great time saver!

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Verified Buyer


The Nut and Saddle Sander tool is a great time saver and improves the accuracy of lowering a bridge, makes it almost a "no-brainer".
Measure the current action height at the 12th fret, pop the nut and set the tool to take off twice the amount you want it lowered (I measure on both sides of the neck and adjust accordingly i.e. not necessarily the same on each side). I know the bridge will be sanded down exactly the correct amount (as long as I do the math correctly!).
Also if there is a piezo under the bridge I know the contact area will be flat and smooth, no gaps to cause odd pickup patterns.

Worth the $ in my opinion.

5.0

Nevermore without it!

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Verified Buyer


Of course everything can be done without specific tools but with a perfect tool the work will be do faster and better. This is the case, I always worked nut and saddles by free hands, but now... wow! This work is easier, very precise, very fast and yes, a little... funny!
Great idea, it worth every penny.

4.0

Setup Control

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Verified Buyer


For most guitar players, acoustic guitar adjustments are better left to to the pros. I've always felt disempowered by this and have always wanted to be able to control my set up. This tool provides great control over the sanding of saddles. I'd always tried by hand and of course the results strayed from straight and true and left me with diminished contact between the strings and the body and thus reduced sound quality. This tool enables you to sand straight and true and maximize the tonal sound quality of your guitar. I highly recommend it!

5.0

What a great tool Worth every penny

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Verified Buyer


Assuming you have measured out the line to remove some of the saddle as described elsewhere this device sets the desired cut along an edge adjusted by two screws easily setting it with precision. Tighten with other screws and put the whole unit in a vice and electric sand down to flush. Takes minutes. The accuracy resides in the two screw adjustments. Edited
Trying to put a sliver of bone into a table
vice exactly on the drawn line with large fingers was estimated at best. Now you measure and set with this device easily. Then just shave it down in 5 minutes. Works great.

5.0

No other way to do nuts and saddles!

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Verified Buyer


This little tool is a MUST if you are lowering your action. It's quick, simple and easy! You don't even need instructions! The Price??? Yeah, it's a little high, but this tool is imported from Italy. Trust me, you'll love it!! Now off to lower the action on my 5 other guitars...

3.0

Suggestion

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This would be the perfect tool, if you could also put a saddle in sideways, and control the thickness of the saddle!! A much tougher job to do by hand!!

5.0

Super tool

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Verified Buyer


The Nut and Saddle Sander vise has made a tedious job extremely fast and efficient. With accurate set-up and using the belt sander, I have fit saddles spot on in minutes. This tool will pay for itself in no time in my shop.

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