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Nut File Backer

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Nut File Backer

About This Item

Get a grip on thin files!
Stop those skinny files from jumping, wandering, and bending.

Comfortable grip for easy, accurate slotting
Gauged Nut Slotting Files are great, but the thin ones can be tough to hold. It's hard to start a slot without the file chattering or drifting off your line—one small mistake can ruin a new nut. The handy Nut File Backer acts like a spine, stiffening the file for a straighter, more accurate cut. And it's much easier to hold on to: no more slipping and sliding on a slick nut or saddle.

Easy alignment and no more bent files
It's important to hold your files perfectly horizontal when filing new slots, and this backer makes it easy to tell when your alignment is just right. The file is supported along its entire length—you'll never need to worry about bending your files.

How it works
Simply slide your file into the backer, tighten the 4 hex screws, then file away! Switching out files is a breeze. No special tools needed, any 1/16" hex key will work. Just loosen the screws, swap the files, tighten, and you're ready to go.

    Features:
  • More accurate filing with no slipping
  • Better grip with greater control
  • Cuts faster
  • Prevents thinner files from bending
  • Narrow backer holds files up to 0.020" (0.508mm)
  • Wide backer holds files up to 0.056" (1.142mm)

Dimensions: 5" x 1/2" (127mm x 11mm)

Designed for use with Gauged Nut Slotting Files and Gauged DiamondCut™ Nut Slotting Files. Get one for every file you use! Files not included.



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5.0

Takes the Stress Out of This File Usage

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Verified Buyer


Nut files are expensive and the thin ones are fragile. I feel much more confident with my .010 and .013 files in this holder. It gives them rigidity and support. It is well made and easy to use.

5.0

Good solid build, makes a huge difference in the accuracy of filing nut. Right tool for the job

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Verified Buyer


While a bit pricey, it is the right tool for the job. Make controlling the file so much more accurate and efficient. At first, I thought the large/wide size would suffice for all files. But the small/narrow version holds thin files much more accurately when you are putting pressure on the file. Get both sizes for the most accurate filing. You won't' be disappointed!

5.0

File Saver

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Verified Buyer


I build my guitars with the intent of using 7's or 8's, so my nut slots need to be smaller than most. I have now bought my second Nut Backer File for my two thinnest nut files. I am also considering them for all my nut files. They really improve control when working those slot files.

5.0

Nut file backer

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Verified Buyer


Simple tool but well made and definitely does the intended job .especially helpful for smaller gauge
Slotting files that can flex easily. This holds securely and makes it much easier to file accurately.

5.0

Great Idea

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Verified Buyer


When I saw these, I just had to have them. Makes working with the thinner nut files so much easier!

5.0

Excellent holder.

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Verified Buyer


A vast improvement over slitting hardwood and inserting the files.

5.0

Perfect nut slots for small strings.

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Verified Buyer


Bought the narrow file holder and use it with .010, 0.130 and 0.160 files, has dramatically improved nut making and set up for me. I know these files can be used alone but this holder makes the job simpler, quicker and much more accurate. Takes the angst out of slotting small strings.

5.0

Stabilizes nut files

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Verified Buyer


The nut file backer is particularly useful for the .010....013.....017 nut files as they tend to bend a little so the nut backer stabilizes these files. I plan on getting 2 more of the thinner units and leave the files in there. The wider nut file backer is useful also. Reasonable cost and will prevent the thinner files from breaking.

4.0

Helps with those flexible files.

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Verified Buyer


These definitely help keep your GBE files from flexing. The D also. So why they may seem a bit unnecessary they actually provide a lot more control than you might think and it shows the most when back filing or opening the back of the slot up. Or widening a slot slightly. You’d be surprised at how much more control you have. And let’s face it. That 10 file for the high E is pretty limber. You don’t realize how much until you try one of these. Being skeptical I only ordered DGBE backers. The A and E files are plenty stiff. But I’ll probably buy file backers for those just for the sake of consistency in how I’m using or holding each file. They help.

5.0

Handy hand tool

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Handy hand tool holds nut slot files tightly and gives this user a better grip and control of the file. Hex screws makes changing files quick and easy.

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