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Gauged Nut Slotting File Set for Electric Guitar

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For Light Strings - Set of 6

Item # 0881
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Gauged Nut Slotting File Set for Electric Guitar

About This Item

The right gauges for cutting and shaping string slots on electric guitars. Six files in each set: choose light, medium or heavy gauge strings.

Our tempered edge-cut nut files produce round-bottom slots for nuts and saddles. Ensure your strings seat properly in the nut without buzzing!

Each chrome-alloy steel file has twin 4" cutting edges. Among our most popular tools, these professional files help you get the job done quickly and correctly.


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StewMac tech advisors specify these sets to match your string gauge:

#0881 For Light Strings
0.010", 0.013", 0.016", 0.024", 0.032", and 0.042"

#0882 For Medium Strings
0.010", 0.013", 0.016", 0.028", 0.035", and 0.046"

#0883 For Heavy Strings
0.013", 0.020", 0.024", 0.035", 0.046", and 0.056"


Just want one? Each file is also sold individually.

Match the file to the string gauge
Choose a file of the same size as the string, or no more than a few thousandths wider. By rocking the file side to side, you can widen the slot to fit a slightly wider string.

Nut slotting files work great for metal Tune-o-matic bridge saddles. After filing, polish the slot with Mitchell Abrasive Cord to remove file marks.


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Awesome!

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I purchased a new Strat neck from Fender and unfortunately the nut was not slotted. Naturally I panicked and thought "WTF?
Until recently, I had never worked on any of my guitars because I paid some guy to do setups for me. He moved away and instead of looking for someone else, I started watching Youtube videos on how to do stuff. Several Youtubers recommended Stewmac for cool stuff and I purchased some radius gauges and and fret leveling tools. When confronted by the nut slotting issue, I referred to Stewmac again and purchased the nut file set and the nut slotting gauge.
I watched several videos on the proper way to do it, but I was sure I would f*ck it up somehow. Fender puts a very small scratch where the slots should be and off I went. I used my other Strat as a guide for the nut slotting gauge on each string and matched it perfectly on the new neck. When it was all said and done, the guitar now plays so much better that before even better than the guitar I used as a guide. I would NEVER have attempted this without these files and the nut gauge. Thank you, StewMac!
PS, the pic is of the guitar with the new neck and the one I used as a guide.

5.0

The right tool for the job!

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These nut files will do the trick. However, I do caution that they are sharp, and it doesn't take many passes to put one "too deep in the nut." Measure twice, cut once!!

5.0

Works perfectly and accurately

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It does the work done easily and efficiently. No more oversized or too small slots. It files easily into my nylon and bone nut.

5.0

Nut and Bridge files

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These files are excellent...Made the job easy..Stew mac is the way to go if you want to get it done right..

Thanks..I'll be back...

5.0

Stew Mac, always the best

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Unlike their double-sided dual gauge nut files, the thinner files in this product line are quite flexible and bendable so it's important to make sure you're always perfectly aligned when filing. The advantage of flexibility is that you'll never break these files, and I like the fact that they are double sided with the same gauge on both sides. I'm not a luthier and only maintain my own instruments, so it's important that I have the best tools available to compensate for my relative lack of experience, especially since my next two projects are 12 string electrics. As always, Stew Mac comes through with exactly what you need and it's at your door before you know it

5.0

Gauged Nut Slotting File Set

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Great product, as described. I'm very happy with the files and the price.

5.0

Perfect for the job

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I used the files along with the safe slot nut guard to create a perfect nut. Great addition to my tool kit. Thanks SMac!

5.0

Awesome!

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Works great. I adjusted at least 4 of my nuts and now all those slightly sharp G strings on the first fret are perfect. I'm going to start messing with my friends nuts next. Thanks Stew Mac.

5.0

They work!!

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These things work exactly as described. Way easier to use than the modified feeler gauges and abrasive cord I had been using. I've done several nuts with these and am kicking myself for not buying these years ago.

5.0

Love These

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Finally pulled trigger on this set. Should have done it a long time ago. Quality is everything. You will NOT be sorry you got these.

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