quick question will this nut file work for gauge 10's?

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  1. ben smith

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    I bought this because it's cheap but will the thinnest 0.4mm be small enough for the high string on gauge 10's? i'm not spending £80 on proper files just for one guitar! I can build stuff but math is not my strong point haha. thanks a lot s-l1600 (1).jpg
     
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    So-called '10 gauge' is simply .010", or ten-thousandths of an inch. Google does the rest.

    Short answer: 0.04mm is .016". So, no, not really. It'll work for the G string, though! ;)


    EDIT: assuming those 'work' at all for cutting nut slots. Sometimes ya just need the tool for the job...

    Try a set of Hosco.
     
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    bugger! thanks
     
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    See my edit for the best files, IMO, and not $80, either.
     
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    If you can't justify it for one guitar.....




    Get more guitars!


    You knew that was coming, I bet...
     
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    does anyone know where to find the right sizes i need but on a budget?
     
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    oh wait life saver! thanks man they look good! thin enough then? i'm freakin out
     
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    but from the states in would take too long, can you find anything in the uk? i just can't think right now! how about the ones i gave you a link for? ill owe you one
     
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    Your link is not actually nut files. More like general purpose, not sure what...

    I figured you didn't want the ones I posted here in the US, but the brand may well be available over your way. They're Asian import. And they're the right thing. I use them all the time. They don't look thin enough, but they are. And they don't bind as readily as the thin ones that look like hacksaw blades.
     
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    I think you'll have better luck than me. Servers sense location and tailor results....
     
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    thanks buddy i sorted it!
     
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    dremeld feeler gauge will do the trick to.
    buy a metal feeler gauge set with the right thicknis blades an with a dremel cutter ore triangle metal file cut teeth in the blades while clampt the whole bunch in a clamp.
    getting to start with a fine jigsaw blade will help.
    with those nozzle cleaners you can round the bottom a bit, but really cutting a slot? no way, i tried that
     
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    I got my set from Axecaster when they were slightly reduced from the current price. They worked really well and even though I only bought them for one guitar, I knew I'd end up using them on others too. They greatly improved the tuning stability on my Gretsch and I ended up fitting a bone nut to my Les Paul, so they've paid for themselves now really.

    https://www.axecaster.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=42&products_id=302

    Don't take long to come either.
     
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    i have the chinese cheap version, and if one thing is not right its the V schape,
    then i would be better to buy only the G/B/E files an a cheap set of these ones
     
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    The cheapest set of those Hosco files on ebay for Australia is $125 bucks plus 10%.:mad:

    7 years ago they would have cost $54 bucks the same as in that link.
     
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    X-Acto razor saw extra fine blade for E and B, the tip cleaners will do the rest. I've never owned a "nut file" in my life. £80 my arse. Some people just like to throw money at things.
     
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    You can just use cut down lengths of wound strings.
     
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    thanks buddy!
     
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    that outfit gets me every time! haha
     
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