Nut File - Edge-Cut, for slotting guitar nuts

Nut File - Edge-Cut, for slotting guitar nuts

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Edge cut nut files in popular gauges specially designed for slotting nuts. These files cut a smooth, round bottom slot. Also great for slotting tune-o-matic bridge saddles!

Always try and use a file gauge that’s not more than a couple thousandths larger than the gauge of string you are using. Smaller files can be used to create wider slots by using a side-to-side movement while cutting.

  • 4.5” cutting edge
  • Double sided (both sides are the same gauge)
  • 10 gauges available
  • Sold individually*
  • Made In Japan

*See S-T213-SET for a set of all 10 sizes.

RoHS Compliant
SKU:
S-T213
Item ID:
009871
Luthier Tools:
Part Numbers
WidthOur Part NumberUPC/EAN
.010"S-T213-010609722145695
.013"S-T213-013609722145701
.016"S-T213-016609722145718
.024"S-T213-024609722145725
.028"S-T213-028609722145732
.032"S-T213-032609722145749
.036"S-T213-036609722145756
.042"S-T213-042609722145763
.046"S-T213-046609722145770
.056"S-T213-056609722145787
Product Measurements by Type
Item Length5.92 in.
Item Width.010" versionS-T213-0100.472 in.
.013" versionS-T213-0130.478 in.
.016" versionS-T213-0160.478 in.
.024" versionS-T213-0240.492 in.
.028" versionS-T213-0280.486 in.
.032" versionS-T213-0320.492 in.
.036" versionS-T213-0360.492 in.
.042" versionS-T213-0420.486 in.
.046" versionS-T213-0460.486 in.
.056" versionS-T213-0560.492 in.
Thickness.010" versionS-T213-0100.01 in.
.013" versionS-T213-0130.013 in.
.016" versionS-T213-0160.016 in.
.024" versionS-T213-0240.024 in.
.028" versionS-T213-0280.028 in.
.032" versionS-T213-0320.032 in.
.036" versionS-T213-0360.036 in.
.042" versionS-T213-0420.042 in.
.046" versionS-T213-0460.046 in.
.056" versionS-T213-0560.056 in.
Packaging Information
Packaging Dimensions.010" versionS-T213-0105.92 in. × 0.472 in. × 0.01 in.
.013" versionS-T213-0135.92 in. × 0.478 in. × 0.013 in.
.016" versionS-T213-0165.92 in. × 0.478 in. × 0.016 in.
.024" versionS-T213-0245.92 in. × 0.492 in. × 0.024 in.
.028" versionS-T213-0285.92 in. × 0.486 in. × 0.028 in.
.032" versionS-T213-0325.92 in. × 0.492 in. × 0.032 in.
.036" versionS-T213-0365.92 in. × 0.492 in. × 0.036 in.
.042" versionS-T213-0425.92 in. × 0.486 in. × 0.042 in.
.046" versionS-T213-0465.92 in. × 0.486 in. × 0.046 in.
.056" versionS-T213-0565.92 in. × 0.492 in. × 0.056 in.
Weight (Packaging).010" versionS-T213-0100.01 lbs.
.013" versionS-T213-0130.01 lbs.
.016" versionS-T213-0160.01 lbs.
.024" versionS-T213-0240.02 lbs.
.028" versionS-T213-0280.02 lbs.
.032" versionS-T213-0320.02 lbs.
.036" versionS-T213-0360.03 lbs.
.042" versionS-T213-0420.03 lbs.
.046" versionS-T213-0460.03 lbs.
.056" versionS-T213-0560.04 lbs.
Product Measurements by Item
S-T213-010 - .010" versionItem Length5.92 in.
Item Width0.472 in.
Thickness0.01 in.
S-T213-013 - .013" versionItem Length5.92 in.
Item Width0.478 in.
Thickness0.013 in.
S-T213-016 - .016" versionItem Length5.92 in.
Item Width0.478 in.
Thickness0.016 in.
S-T213-024 - .024" versionItem Length5.92 in.
Item Width0.492 in.
Thickness0.024 in.
S-T213-028 - .028" versionItem Length5.92 in.
Item Width0.486 in.
Thickness0.028 in.
S-T213-032 - .032" versionItem Length5.92 in.
Item Width0.492 in.
Thickness0.032 in.
S-T213-036 - .036" versionItem Length5.92 in.
Item Width0.492 in.
Thickness0.036 in.
S-T213-042 - .042" versionItem Length5.92 in.
Item Width0.486 in.
Thickness0.042 in.
S-T213-046 - .046" versionItem Length5.92 in.
Item Width0.486 in.
Thickness0.046 in.
S-T213-056 - .056" versionItem Length5.92 in.
Item Width0.492 in.
Thickness0.056 in.

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Questions and Answers

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Asked by Anonymous on November 9th, 2016.
Matt H.
November 9th, 2016
Staff Member
Yes, the sides of the non-cutting surface are smooth.
Anonymous
February 11th, 2021
The flat sides are what we call SAFE or smooth. Only the edges of the files have the teeth cut into them. Each file is die cut from shim stock that should be very slightly thinner than the cut width, but they are actually gauged off the thickness of the stock. As the files wear the cut will narrow by a couple thousandths of an inch. You won't notice a difference between a .010" file and a .009 inch file, and you probably won't notice any difference between a .010" and a .012" inch file either. If I were playing .010s I'd use the .012 file. I also split the difference between the sideways break angles to the tuning machines. It reduces string binding at the nut. If that is outside your comfort zone, cut the slots straight. The strings will eventually cut their own way towards the tuning machine posts.

Product Reviews

5.00 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
- August 14th, 2018
5 out of 5

I ORDERED FOUR FILES , ALL ARRIVED FINE EXCEPT FOR ONE WHICH HAD A 1/4" WAVER AT ONE END . WHICH I ASSUME WAS DUE TO THE SOFT SHIPPING PACKAGE. HOWEVER THIS DID NOT AFFECT ITS USAGE. AFTER TRYING VARIOUS FILEING METHODS WITH MAKESHIFF FILES FOR HOURS, THESE FILES TOOK ME ABOUT FOURTY MINUTES TO MAKE MY NUT. NOTHING LIKE THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB.

- July 16th, 2016
5 out of 5

These are the same files sold by Ibanez some years back. They were generally well liked by most luthiers, and were a common item on my bench too. I rather like them, and have a set of them, and Hiroshima files too. Japan makes some very fine steel, and usually their files are quite nicely made. Every so often you get a malformed file. I am sure Antique would guarantee against a poorly formed file, so check them all out and inspect them all, BEFORE you use any of them. A bad file is not very common, & in fact is rather rare, but it can happen.