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

Makes a tough job much easier

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A1 tool for the job.

4.0

Nut and Saddle Vise

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I'm giving it four stars because there is no convenient way to mount it to a work surface. Also, the jays on mine were slightly off - one is a tad taller than the other. It doesn't affect the usability, but this is a tool to make precision nuts and the tool itself is not that precise.

5.0

Grab one on sale if you can!

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I held off on getting one of these for a long time because I figured I could make due with my drill press vice and some pieces of angle iron. While that DID get the job done, this vise makes life 1000x easier. I don't regret it one bit.

5.0

A Virtuous Vice

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Perfect for nuts. Great for all other small things needing a vice. I keep realizing that I need this more often than my 4" bench vise for things unrelated to luthiery.

5.0

Correct Tool for the Job

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This vise is a replacement for the plastic, articulating vise I was using. The right tool for the job makes that job much easier and leads to greater accuracy and fewer mishaps. If you enjoy doing your own guitar work this tool will make the process of crafting a bone nut or saddle less challenging and more rewarding. The description on the web page is accurate. Quality tools are always a good investment.

5.0

Nut, Saddles, or just about anything!

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Need to hold something secure? This is exactly what you need! The perfect companion to the guitar repair vice.

5.0

Awesome

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Perfect for many jobs

5.0

Use it everyday!

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Its a little odd to get used to depending on how you used to slot nuts, but once you use it for a while it becomes incredibly helpful and easy to use!

5.0

Great little vise

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I bought this vise to work on nuts & saddles, However I have used it several times too hold little peices of trim ect while building my first Uke from scratch. I highly reccomend this product

4.0

Nice, solid piece

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This is a great little vise; very solid & precise, but only gave four stars as there are no mounting holes or flanges on it. I guess it's meant to be clamped into a conventional vise, but would be nice to have the option of mounting it straight on to a bench.

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