An effective and practical method for filing the nut slots on a guitar. The set comprises of a string slot guide saw and selected diamond files.
The diamond files are designed for intricate detail work and the edge thicknesses and radii are variable along the length for access to different sized concave surfaces.
This makes them highly versatile and particularly suited to the large range of string diameters specified from different gauge string sets. Finishing each slot should be performed with short strokes of the file and attention to the best position along the file edge for the particular string gauge.
3-PART SET (Guitar)
Tool #1 - String Slot Guide Saw
Tool #2 - Rhombus File
Tool #3 - Pointed Oval File
TOOL #1 - STRING SLOT GUIDE SAW*
The string slot guide saw is made from stainless steel. The saw body has a rigid blade-back to ensure a straight cut is made. The replaceable blade has a feathered edge that will create precise razor thin slots for the files to follow. After marking the string positions, the slots for high treble strings (typically .008"- 0.012") can be produced with the saw by increasing the depth of cut or by canting the saw left and right.
TOOL #2 - RHOMBUS DIAMOND FILE
The file can be used for widening the string slots (typically 0.010"-0.016"). The file profile is straight and cross-section is diamond making it useful for de-burring, chamfering edges and adding relief to the rear and sides of the string slots.
TOOL #3 - POINTED OVAL DIAMOND FILE
The profile is tapered and cross section is oval with one rounded edge shallower than the other. The smaller rounded edge can be used for the intermediate string slots (typically 0.016"-0.032") and the larger rounded edge for the bass string slots (typically 0.032"-0.053").
*The String Slot Guide Saw is also compatible with the string spacing guides on the Guitar Nut Replacement Jig.
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