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Gauged Nut Slotting File Set for Electric Guitar

Gauged Nut Slotting File Set for Electric Guitar

Gauged Nut Slotting File Set for Electric Guitar For Light Strings - Set of 6

For Light Strings - Set of 6

Item # 0881
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Gauged Nut Slotting File Set for Electric Guitar For Medium Strings - Set of 6

For Medium Strings - Set of 6

Item # 0882
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Gauged Nut Slotting File Set for Electric Guitar For Heavy Strings - Set of 6

For Heavy Strings - Set of 6

Item # 0883
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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.


Save 10% by purchasing the set
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.

Get a better grip on your files!
Our new Nut File Backer makes these files even easier to use. It acts like a spine, stiffening the file for a straighter, more accurate cut—no more slipping and sliding on a slick nut or saddle. We have models for narrow and wide files, giving you complete control.



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5.0

Nice intro set of files

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Verified Buyer


A great introductory set to making or fixing nuts and notching saddles. If you are buying this for the first time then allow me to tell you that in my humble opinion the file backers are totally worth it. Those small gauges feel like they are so fragile, so at least get one for those files.

5.0

Expensive but makes nut slotting so much easier

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Verified Buyer


These are expensive files but are much better than using Swiss files to make the correct width of slot.

5.0

Slotting Files

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Verified Buyer


I used them to dress a tune-a-matic bridge that didnt have string slots. These files worked well and the guitar sounds good - no chimy sounds on the G, B or high E.

5.0

Nut Files

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Verified Buyer


Great service..Quick and accurate...Great Job!

5.0

Day File Extacy

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Verified Buyer


Excellentee!!!!be careful,a little goes a long way!!!

5.0

Perfect!

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Verified Buyer


Exactly what I needed. I took the medium 46-10 and it work perfectly! Thanks guys !

5.0

Great precision.

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Verified Buyer


For 50 years I have used jewelers files and various other devices to get the action I want at the nut. It took a lot of skill and determination to get a decent job. I finally gave in and shelled out the bucks for proper tools. It took me less than five minutes to get my new Strat to perfect action for my style. It used to take me hours to complete this task.

5.0

Correct tool for the job

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Verified Buyer


I am a hobbyist, as I do this to maintain my own guitars. I have been doing my own setups for 2 years and the only reason to bring my guitar into the shop was for nut work. I got these cause I built another guitar and want to make my own nut. My finished product was spot on. I could not have done such a good job without the proper tools. best advice when using these files are to sneak up to your final depth (go slow!) because you can overshoot your target easily.

5.0

Greats files, dont hesitate to buy

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Verified Buyer


Bought to cut and slot my brass nut and worked like charm :)

5.0

Great quality!

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Verified Buyer


Arrived sooner than I expected!

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