Gauged Nut Slotting Files

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It just makes sense to cut the string slots to match the string gauges! With this set of gauged files, your work is fast and accurate too.

Video Transcription

[on-screen text reads: Erick Coleman - Stewart-MacDonald]

Slot a guitar's string nut using gauged files

Erick Coleman: Making a string that is bread and butter work for any repair shop and the faster you make one, the more money you're going to make on the job. You could use needle files for the job. But there's a whole lot of room for error and you could spend all day trying to get the slots right. To make this job fast and efficient, you need to use precision tools. These Gauged Nut Slotting Files come in 15 different sizes to cover all different string gauges. These files are hardened steel and have extra sharp teeth that cut really fast. They'll stand up to years of use in the shop. In no time, I've lowered these slots to the right depth. Now it's time to finish the job.



Erick Coleman

StewMac Senior Technical Advisor

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