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Gauged Nut Slotting Files

About This Item

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.

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

Save 10% by purchasing the complete set
Always have the right gauge for cutting and shaping string slots on any instrument. Complete set of nineteen files includes every size we offer.

Tip: Slotting Tune-o-matic style saddles
Nut slotting files work great for metal saddles. Choose your file size as you would when slotting a nut: use the same gauge as the string, or a few thousandths larger. After filing to the desired depth, we suggest polishing the slot with Mitchell's Abrasive Cord to remove file marks and burrs.



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Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Are you supposed to slot Tune-o-matic bridge saddles?

Customers often ask how and why they should put slots in the saddles of their new Tune-o-matic bridge. Erick Coleman provides the answers in this issue of Trade Secrets.

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
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5.0

"...the right tools for the job".

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It's a slow process getting the right tools for the job. I started out with with much cheaper tools. I could get the job done, but it took a lot longer. My first set of nut slotting files from StewMac were the acoustic set, now I'm adding them all, a few at a time. Setups are a lot easier, take less time and produce better results with "the right tools for the job". Next will be an under string fret leveling bar. Thanks StewMac for continuing to introduce innovative "tools that are right for the job".

4.0

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Good files, cut very fast. If you plan on cutting you own nuts, these are gems. Lower gauges are a bit flimsy and have a tendency to stick if if you cut into the nut to deep and you will blow out bone material. That’s really the only negative.

Have seen similar files on eBay where there was a holder you can put the files in so you can better grip these and make them more rigid. Surprised Stew MAC haven’t come up with something similar.

5.0

good tool

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great file

5.0

Great tool

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I had purchased several in the past. Thought I could get away with half of a set. I now have the whole acoustic set. Should have purchased the set to begin with.

5.0

Nut letting file 10

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Works great!

5.0

Nice Nut files

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These work very well for what I need to do...I have about 12 of them now!

5.0

Proper tool for the job.

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Used them to cut slots deeper in a bone nut. Cut very well. Leaves nice rounded bottom in the slots. Don't push down hard on it; let the tool do the work; just like my dad said.

5.0

Great expansion for current nut slotting set

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I purchased this slotting file to extend the range of the guitar nut slotting set. These slotting files go through bone like butter. Great quality, and StewMac never fails to impress with customer service and prompt shipping.

4.0

Cuts well, but has straight sides

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I added this and 6 other sizes to my nut slotting file collection. All of this series have vertical sides, which make a nut slot that has straight, parallel side walls. The base of the slot is rounded on the thicker sizes, but not so much on the very thin sizes. I prefer my slot to be Vee shaped with a radius at the bottom. Using these files, the sides of the slots have to be tapered with another file or other too.

5.0

Big improvement!

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Paid a so-called "luthier" big money to lower the action several years ago and really didn't notice much of a difference. Bought these files, watched a few videos and 2 hours later after minimal effort the action was better than I ever would have ever imagined!

An unexpected, but a much-welcomed side effect is that the guitar's intonation problems were also resolved! Yeah!!!!

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