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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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List Price $99.23
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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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List Price $99.23
Your Price $89.31

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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.


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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.



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5.0

Great for saddles too!

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I purchased these for slotting tuneomatic saddles. Made smooth work of them.

5.0

Gauged nut slotting file

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Little pricey but it takes the guess work out of deeping the slots. perfect width and makes the process much faster. Long length makes it easy to hold and control strokes.

5.0

Just what I needed.

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Purchased guitar specifically for drop tuning. Needed the files for the strings to fit in the nut. These files were perfect for the job.

5.0

Good File Set

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These files are well labeled and well made.
In my very limited experience and non-luthier opinion, they do not cut as fast as I expected. You should listen to the pros, not me, on that.

5.0

10 could be 9

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Verified Buyer


these are awesome. I'm not sure why they are all sized to a set of 9's except the high e, which is a 10.. still works. no worries!

5.0

Really nice file set

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Great nut slotting files! These will get a lot use and they are extremely well made. Will be adding more in the very near future.

5.0

As good as everyone says they are

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I’m a laughably amateur tinkerer who just wants to be able to set up my guitars and know their ins and outs. Did my research and when it comes to guitar nuts, every review, forum post and blog says you can’t skimp on nut files, and that Stew Mac is the gold standard.

From my minimal experience, they’re all correct. These worked beautifully and are worth every penny.

5.0

Stewmac nut files assist in the ease of slot filing.

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The stewmac nut files make nut slotting way more accurate and take away any potential for weird buzzing or too wide of a slot. Before I purchased these I was using needle files, and while some of them were usable - for the lower strings in particular - I couldn't get a slim enough slot for the thinnest 2 strings. The nut files take the guess-work out of making the slot the right size. Thanks stewmac!

5.0

The right tool for the right job.  This is it.

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I have been struggling with the cheap alternatives for a while. The torch cleaner file set, etc. I only have a handful of guitars, but they all needed some adjustment at the nut. I could have sent them all out, but that would have cost much more and besides, I really enjoy working on my own gear. Then I was inspired by corona lockdown to get a guitar kit and do my own build since I was going to be home for a while. A Tele kit. The nut was super high and it played way out of tune on a fretted note. I decided to spring for the good file set and I can't be any happier. Nut slots are perfect, action is exactly where I want it and all of my guitars have been setup up perfectly. On another note, a string height gauge makes the job a snap instead of using feeler gauges to measure string height. The two tools work great together. I highly recommend them both.

5.0

Right tool for the job!

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Verified Buyer


After eliminating other causes for my wound third buzz on my Tele, I had to fix the nut slot. Nothing works better than the tools that were designed for the job. You expect a quality product for StewMac and they deliver.

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