ToolTime: Nut Files

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by breek, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. breek

    breek Squier Talker

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    Mar 2, 2019
    germ-any
    Hiyas,

    Not sure if I'm in the right sub-forum.
    Are there any tool nerds here? Hardware geeks?
    Any discussions about the tools of the trade?

    After using all sorts of tools (and not-so-much-tools) for cutting and filing nuts I took the plunge and bought me some proper files.
    They almost cost me as much as a new Bullet Mustang but they should last for a lifetime If I don't mess them up by doing something stupid.

    What do you gals and guys use for your nuts (no pun intended)?

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    Swiss made files, my guess is Vallorbe or Grobet.
     
  2. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    a basic set of jeweler files and welder tip cleaners.
     
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  3. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

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    Yeah, I use the torch tip cleaners... And they suck, lol... But they're $8 and a real set is a hundred bucks... As I'm sure you know, lol...
    But if I were to drop that much loot on a set of files, I might have to learn to cut, file, and slot nuts "properly", lol...
     
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  4. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    These,

    They do the job.
    Guitar Bridge Saddle Nut Files Set - 13 Different Size Stainless Steel Needle Files with Circular Cross Section and 9 Pcs Sand Paper For Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Electric Guitar - Leomanor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LQO3GGS/?tag=squiertalk-20
     
  5. breek

    breek Squier Talker

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    Mar 2, 2019
    germ-any
    I have used the tip/valve cleaners, even tried to harden them and built a 'handle', didn't like the result much.
     
  6. GuitarGuru76

    GuitarGuru76 Squier-Meister

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    I have proper files for all string guages electric thru acoustic. Does that make me a tool snob? LOL
     
  7. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

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    Those are the torch tip cleaners we're talkin about...
     
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  8. mschafft

    mschafft Squier Talker

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    I live in Switzerland but ordered mine from Japan...
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2019
  9. howserx

    howserx Squier-Meister

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    Apr 20, 2017
    Toronto, Canada
    $8.59...
    change the .com to .ca... $30.54 i may have to set up a us parcel pick up if i ever want to get anythnig at a reasonale price...
     
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  10. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    Feb 10, 2010
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  11. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    I've had great luck with them.
     
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  12. Big tuna

    Big tuna Squier-holic

    May 6, 2014
    east Tn
    Hope they last a long time i think they will.
     
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  13. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Squier-Nut

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    hiroshima files are now branded uo-chikyu.

    I have guitar and bass sets, and fret files.

    They have saved me more money than I spent on them.

    I get them direct from Japan. $80 per set shipped.

    They get used for nuts and saddles, and if I wear them out I’ll buy another set.

    Cheap **** will not do.

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    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
  14. mschafft

    mschafft Squier Talker

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    That's what I got too.
     
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  15. breek

    breek Squier Talker

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    Mar 2, 2019
    germ-any
    The hiroshima files have a great reputation, I might try them for the odd sizes I am missing.
     
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  16. Michael7

    Michael7 Squier-holic

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  17. rolie

    rolie Squier-Meister

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    Apr 12, 2019
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    nice share man, might go with these, I get 2 more sizes, they have the set i was gonna get on sale!
     
  18. Michael7

    Michael7 Squier-holic

    Last edited: Apr 18, 2019
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  19. rolie

    rolie Squier-Meister

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