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Double-edge Nut Files

Double-edge Nut Files

Double-edge Nut Files 0.012" / 0.020"

0.012" / 0.020"

Item # 4541
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Double-edge Nut Files 0.026" / 0.032"

0.026" / 0.032"

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Double-edge Nut Files 0.036" / 0.042"

0.036" / 0.042"

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Double-edge Nut Files 0.050" / 0.060"

0.050" / 0.060"

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Double-edge Nut Files 0.075" / 0.090"

0.075" / 0.090"

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Double-edge Nut Files 0.105" / 0.120"

0.105" / 0.120"

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 Double-edge Nut Files, Set of 6

Double-edge Nut Files, Set of 6

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Double-edge Nut Files

About This Item

The most durable and efficient nut-slotting files available. Specially designed for nut slotting, each file cuts two different width slots.

Each 9/16" x 7-5/8" (14.29mm x 193.67mm) steel file cuts on the edges only, and tapers from the center to a different thickness on each cutting edge. The set of six files does the work of twelve!

Rubber-coated handles give firm, comfortable control for the job. The complete set includes edge widths for filing round-bottom nut slots on most stringed instruments, including basses. Each file's cutting edge is approximately 3-7/8" (98.43mm) long.

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

The most popular Double-edge Nut Files are included in the Essential Nut Making Tool Kit, which has all the basic tools you'll need for shaping, string-spacing, slotting and fitting string nuts like a pro.

Tip: Customize your files
We recommend that you mark on each side of your files so while working you can quickly tell the different gauge of cut.

Here's how: make a cut on a scrap piece of bone or wood with both sides of the nut file, then measure the width of each cut with feeler gauges to determine which side is which. Guitar strings of known gauges will also work as measuring tools in a pinch.

Once you have determined the proper edge, mark the file accordingly with a permanent marker.


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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

The Only nut file worth using

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I’ve tried every nut file that exists and this is by far the best one. My previous set lasted me 7 years although they were painfully dull for the last year. I use my tools until there is nothing left to use. I wish that they would stand up to TOM saddles and brass nuts a bit better. The design is perfect, the handle is essential, I can confidently cut perfect slots with ease and they don’t stick in the slots or cause chip-out like other files. I wish they could figure out how to make these in a .010. The price is high but worth it and there is no other comparable option. I dread having to replace them because it take 3-4 setups to pay them off. That’s a months worth of beer and burritos.

4.0

Great idea for nut files.

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Verified Buyer


Not only do you save some fumbling around finding the proper file but you get nicely tapered string slots too. I was only caught a little short because I use flat wound strings so had to wiggle one file around as with normal files to get a wide enough taper for one string as a size or two wider was not included in the set. No biggie, I'd rather use these than struggle with standard nut files.

5.0

Right tool for a beginner

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I used this in Patrick Heavner's class. When I need to replace a broken pip on my banjo, I went right to it. Since I wasn't sure which size I needed for nylgut strings the 2 sizes in one was perfect for me. Once I started cutting the slot in the pip, I was finished in a few strokes. I will definitely buy other sizes when I need to cut a nut.

5.0

I used to use a Japanese saw

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Verified Buyer


Must have tool!

5.0

Great files

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Verified Buyer


I bought these so I could start doing nut work. I finished my first one last weekend, and these were just the ticket! Aggressive enough to not be filing away all day, but no so aggressive as to ruin the nut with that last swipe.

5.0

Herramienta excepcional!!

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Verified Buyer


De excelente calidad, inmediatamente las use para darle terminado a una cejilla de hueso y me dio excelentes resultados!!!

5.0

Just what the Dr ordered!

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Verified Buyer


Just what I needed. The struggle is over.

5.0

Does the job!

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Verified Buyer


Works well but highly recommend using it in conjunction with their StewMac Safe Slot Nut Guard or at the very least, Feeler Gauges (Item # 1811)

5.0

The best

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Verified Buyer


These are expensive. There is no way to sugar coat that. However, the price does reflect the quality. Not worth deducting a star, but clear markings as to which side is which would be appreciated. It appears the bottom edge is the smaller side (both sides are very very close to looking identical).

Makes quick work of nut slotting....that can't be denied.

5.0

Great file

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Verified Buyer


My favorite slotting files. I just wish they came in more smaller widths

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