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Gauged Nut Slotting Files

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Gauged Nut Slotting Files 0.010" width

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Gauged Nut Slotting Files 0.035" width

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Gauged Nut Slotting Files 0.042" width

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Gauged Nut Slotting Files, Complete Set of 19

Complete Set of 19

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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.

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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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

Nice fret files

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The Fret files worked out perfectly

5.0

Nut file

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***** top service and quality

5.0

Great

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I bought this for making the slot for screws I have to make for clocks sometimes. It works great. It is hard to find files like this at this price.

5.0

Must Have!

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These gauged nut files are a must have for anyone’s workbench!

5.0

Nut files

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Will use to lower string action with precision.

5.0

Spend The Money, They Work

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I sandwiched the .010 between two half round dowels and zip tied them tight. This allows you to hold it, depth gauge things, a bit and not break the file. They cut through a brass nut with no issues. In fact the best advice to give is go slow. A .003 inch mistake could result in starting over.

5.0

Files are good quality

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Haven’t used them as of ywt

5.0

Long term investment for DIY setups

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I bought a full set of 6 to suit gauge 10-46 strings. Seem precisely made and have a nice sharp cutting edge.
I am tackling the original nut on a 1990 Gibson Les Paul, which has never been touched and is too high and uneven across the strings (Even the tech I used avoided touching it!) not sure what its made of, but it's hard and slippery/wear resistant, a bit like nylon. It is taking a long time to remove material but that's not the files fault! At least there is little risk of accidentally cutting too low.
Achieving a nice rounded nut slot, very smooth finish too.

Just a shame that the 0.035" file is not 0.036" to suit a very common electric string size!

5.0

Excellent tools

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I bought this so that I could install a new nut myself instead of taking it to a local luthier. Very pleased with the results.

5.0

A must-have tool for the shop.

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These files does exactly as advertised. Cuts through bone and man-made nut material like a hot knife through warm butter, quick and accurately.

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