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Nut and Saddle Sander

Nut and Saddle Sander

Nut and Saddle Sander

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Nut and Saddle Sander

About This Item

Perfectly square nuts and saddles in seconds
For solid contact and good tone, the bottom of a nut or saddle must be squared up. This "vise on wheels" is the fastest, surest way to do this.

Solves the tone trouble caused by poor fit
Hand-sanding a nut or saddle, it's hard not to tilt it one direction or the other. The result is a poor fit in the slot—always a tone problem, but especially with undersaddle pickups.

The Nut and Saddle Sander holds the nut or saddle perfectly vertical while you roll it over sandpaper on a flat surface. Adjustment screws set the amount you want to remove, and in moments the piece is squared up and truly flat.

"This takes the guesswork out of squaring up for a perfect fit. More accurate and faster, a win-win!"
—Matt Brooker, guitar repairman and StewMac tech advisor

  • Aluminum body with steel ball bearing rollers
  • Works with any nut/saddle material up to 3-1/4" x 3/8" (82mm x 10mm)

Watch our videos: Erick Coleman shows how he uses this tool. Roberto Fontanot, inventor of the Nut and Saddle Sander, demonstrates from his shop in Italy.

    How to use the Nut and Saddle Sander
  • Use Stikit sandpaper on a flat surface.
  • Tighten the nut or saddle in the spring-loaded jaw. To hold a nut, remove the inner spring tensioner.
  • There are two sets of holes for the height adjusters: close for nuts, wide for saddles.
  • Each mark on the height-adjusters equals approximately one tenth of a millimeter.
  • When the wheels start turning, you’ve reached your preset height, and milled the nut or saddle flat.

The Nut & Saddle Sander is created by Roberto Fontanot of Heart Sound, an Italian company specializing in acoustic amplification. Roberto has worked with leading artists including Tommy Emmanuel and Steve Vai, and is now in charge of Research and Development at Eko Guitars.



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5.0

Indispensable

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Verified Buyer


I bought this a couple of years ago and it has proven indispensable. One of the most used tools in my shop. Still need to use care, but delivers great consistently good results.

4.0

QC Issues with this one

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Verified Buyer


As usual, my order arrived promptly and securely. However, on inspection, using a known-to-be-flat engineering toolmakers' granite block, the wheels (which are actually bearings) proved to be non co-planar, i.e. the whole thing wobbled. One of the wheels was just under three thousandths out of alignment, rendering the whole thing not fit for purpose. Now, that doesn't sound like much, but if you cut a nut that is out of flat by any amount at all, it significantly reduces the energy within the system, effectively acting as a damper. And that's why you buy this tool.

Naturally, StewMac's response was swift and thorough. The replacement's packing slip implied that it had been hand picked to check for accuracy, and it indeed was. I understand that any company such as this has to have a degree of faith in their suppliers' products and that they cannot hand check every single thing that comes through their warehouse. Their willingness to stand behind their products goes a long way to make up for this.

So: one star for the initial product; five stars for its replacement and five stars for StewMac's response to the problem. This is why I buy stuff from them. However, it's perhaps something you should look out for if you purchase this tool. Oh, and it's really nice to use!

5.0

Finally flat nuts and saddles!!!

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Verified Buyer


I've been repairing guitars and basses for many years and it's easy to hear when you don't have good contact between your nut and neck. Sometimes you get lucky and everything just matches up perfectly and you're good. Now every time I install a nut or saddle I can get that perfectly flat surface every time. Yeah, it may seem a bit expensive, but getting a flat surface the first time and hearing how the string vibration turns into glorious tone with the better contact to the slot and how impressed your customers are with the tone of their instrument, it's worth every penny!!

5.0

Dollar for dollar, one of the handiest devices offered by StewMac

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I've been using this elegant little doodad for nearly three years now and must offer my endorsement to those of my predecessors. I used to vaguely dread the process of making and / or adjusting nuts and saddles, which could be tedious. No more. This is easy to use, fast and accurate. Jump on it!

5.0

extremely accurate tool

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Verified Buyer


If trying to sand down a saddle, this is the way to do it. I've sanded holding the saddle in my hands trying to keep it balanced level and it can be done but it's hard to hold it steady. This tool makes it fool proof and is super easy to use and get perfect results every time.

5.0

Making nuts has never been this simple.

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Verified Buyer


Great tool. A must have for nut making.

5.0

No more rounded over nuts!

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Verified Buyer


This tool is great! It sands the bottoms of a nut while staying perfectly square. I used to use a block of wood as a fence and I would somehow get an angle or a rounded over bottom edge to the nut. Not any longer! I highly recommend this tool!

5.0

Nut & Saddle Sander

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Verified Buyer


Sweet...!!!!!!!!

Dave/Texas Guitar Hospital

5.0

Fantastic. Works as promised!

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Verified Buyer


Honestly I was a little hesitant to spend this much money on what seems like a pretty simple tool. But it definitely lives up to its reputation!
Glad I bought it knowing now how well it works!

5.0

%100 PERFECT

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Verified Buyer


Simply,
This tool would end the suffering days and hours in couple minuets!

Abdullah Al Ahmedi

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