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Old 09-12-2019, 05:38 PM
mirwa mirwa is offline
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The safe slot is a nice device, however I feel (yes I own one), its a roughing tool, it is designed to get the slots to rough height.

The design of the tool by clamping on the back of the neck makes the feeler gauges arc over the fretboard and in many places not actually touch the fretboard, you also have to guestimate when to stop, when you file until you hit the feeler gauge a difference of 4-5 thou can occur subjective to your hearing of it touching. I used it for say 40 odd nuts and then placed it into one of my - nice tool drawers but I will do it another way.

I personally like the LMII gauge, it is my go to device.

My current process takes me approx 15 minutes to make a nut from scratch

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