Nut File Backer

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Nut File Backer

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.

  • 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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