- V shaped nut slotting file set
- Hosco Brand - Made in Japan
- Sized for bass guitars
- Tapered and V shaped cutting edge for easy slotting making
- Produces round bottom string slots
- Nominal sizes .045/.065/.075/.085/.105/.130"
- Includes vinyl carrying case
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I had this set for electric guitars, so when came time to get some for bass work, I decided to grab these. Do the job great. I tried the cheaper no-name brand that look like these, and it's worth the extra for these. Filing is nice and smooth, doesn't grab like the cheaper ones.
Nice set of files. Half the cost of the same from Stew Mac.
The nominal size doesn't relate to the actual slot produced by these files, specially the 0.045 (actually is 0.060) and 0.065 (actually is 0.080). Other gauges are slightly different too. Bought these on october 2020. I understand the V tapered, but the bottom is way out of the nominal value indicated. I'm sorry, these files looked good but now I cannot trust in them. Maybe PLTS should demand for better quality control or something, but tolerances are way out for a tool that has to be precise.
**Admin - it is actually impossible to produce accurate slots from these types of files because of the geometry of the files. The files are thick and most be ground to a V shape to produce a string slot. They make slot that cradles a string and work as intended. Most don't have any issues using these types of files.
If you must have an accurate slot, then you need use a file made from material that is the same width as the slot they will produce. We do sell that type of file too.
These are my go to for nut slots. Probably not the cheapest, but they work great.
After attempting using a cheap round saw rod option I got frustrated and decided to open my wallet and buy the right tool. Assuming I don’t lose them, these will easily last me the rest of my life. They cut quick and clean and are easy to handle.
... Just what the doctor ordered.
From So. Cal to Philadelphia - Thanks again.
I've used these files a few times thus far and they're a joy to work with! I have no doubts they will last a long time - Highly recommend!
Every student that attends our Guitar Setup & Repair Workshops receives this set of nut files as part of their tool kit. The nut files are well designed and still affordable.
The staff at Philadelphia Luthier Tools is excellent! We really enjoy working with them. Great service & great products!
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Very good product, highly recommended