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 Post subject: "Nut slotting saw rods"
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 5:35 am 

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I got some of these http://www.ubbcentral.com/store/item/geetargizmos-guitar-nut-slot-saw-rods-set-stainless-slotting-file-luthier-tool_131082180112.html .

I figured out what those "nut slotting saw rods" are, but only after I spent 16 bucks for Geetrar Gizmo's set of six. They are actually oxy-acetylene torch tip cleaners. You can buy a wider-range set of 12 or so for $3.97 from Home Depot http://www.homedepot.com/p/Lincoln-Electric-Oxygen-Acetylene-Torch-Tip-Cleaner-Kit-KH575/100341101?keyword=torch+tip+cleaners .

They do work, though certainly not as well as StewMac's $150 set of proper nut files http://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools/Types_of_Tools/Files/Double-edge_Nut_Files.html . They are, however, $146 cheaper if you get the Home Depot version.

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 6:43 am 

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never had luck with them , that set is a touch clean out set.

The set from Stew mac that I saw was used with a saw and worked very well. In fact Martin is using them. I have the decimal set of nut files from LMII. I have learned that when your in this as a business the tools are investments as they help with time management .
My first set of nut files were made from notching shim stock from where I worked. The only problem is the steel wasn't hardened and the didn't hold up.
I bet is you can get a way to make a small holder for them the things may work better. Your creative Maingeezer let me see what you can do.
I know you can figure this out to make them work better.

John Hall
Blues Creek Guitars Inc
Authorized CF Martin Repair Center
Board of Directors of Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans

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