CUTTING TOOLS - Hand Files 

   In the early 1800s, and for centuries prior, the file was an essential sharpening tool in every shop, farm, and household. But this seemingly simple tool was deceptively difficult to make. Special steel with specific carbon content had to be precisely shaped, annealed ground, chiseled, and hardened to achieve acceptable sharpness and durability. The only way to accomplish this was to produce files by hand, with master craftsmen closely guarding their secret techniques. But in 1864, William T. Nicholson changed history: He designed and patented the equipment to successfully manufacture machine-made files.

   Today, 150 years later, Nicholsonฎ is the most recognized brand of file in the world. Over time, the Nicholson product line has increased in scope and size, and now includes files, rasps, hacksaws, and handsaws, all manufactured to uncompromising standards of quality.

   

Flat Files
• Used by machinists, machinery builders, repairman and others who require
   rapid removal of metal
• Rectangular in cross section and taper slightly towards point in width
• Double-cut on sides, single-cut on edges

LENGTH TYPE OF CUT ITEM # PRICE
6" Smooth 03533 $10.42
8" Smooth 03632 12.08
10" Smooth 03731 16.12
12" Smooth 03830 21.82
6" Bastard 03467 8.26
8" Bastard 03566 10.28
10" Bastard 03665 12.70
12" Bastard 03764 17.40
 

Half Round File
• Rounded on 1 side, flat on opposite
• Used on concave, convex and flat surfaces
• Backs of all half-round smooth files are single-cut
• Backs of all half-round bastard files are double-cut

6" Smooth 04861N $13.82
8" Smooth 04960N 16.80
10" Smooth 05059N 21.28
12" Smooth 05158N 27.48
6" Bastard 04795N 12.38
8" Bastard 04896N 14.98
10" Bastard 04995N 18.68
12" Bastard 05094N 24.00
 

Magicut File
• Used by machinists as all-purpose file to remove stock rapidly and to leave a smooth finish
• Tapered point in width
• File features a pattern of narrow chip breakers created by steep and angled serrations for
   rapid removal and smoother finish

10" ----- 07917 $14.60
 

Mill File
• Used for sharpening mill or circular saws
• Also for draw-filing and finishing metals
• Single-cut on sides and edges
• All sizes taper slightly in width
• Rectangular shape
• 2 square edges

6" Smooth 08416 $8.64
8" Smooth 08560 10.16
10" Smooth 08704 12.44
12" Smooth 08799 16.88
6" Bastard 08354 5.58
8" Bastard 08497 6.74
10" Bastard 08642 8.64
12" Bastard 08737 14.10
 

Round File
• Primarily used to file circular openings or concave surfaces
• All 6", 8", 10", and 12" files are single-cut
• Tapered slightly towards point

6" Smooth 11781 $7.80
8" Smooth 11969 9.78
10" Smooth 12084 12.70
12" Smooth 12199 16.84
6" Bastard 11716 6.26
8" Bastard 11904 7.58
10" Bastard 12019 9.78
12" Bastard 12134 13.54
 

Square File
• Double-cut
• Tapered slightly towards point
• Used on slots, keyways and general surface filing

6" Bastard 12967 $9.14
10" Bastard 13081 10.82
12" Bastard 13196 14.36
 

Taper Regular File
• Triangular shape
• Tapers slightly towards the point
• Edges set and cut for filing gullets between saw teeth

6" ----- 13807M $6.30
8" ----- 13875M 9.82
 

Taper Slim File
• Triangular shape
• Edges set and cut for filing gullets between saw teeth

6" ----- 14665M $5.46
8" ----- 14729N 7.62

Flat File








Half Round File







Magicut File




Mill File






Round File





Square File


Taper File



Slim Taper File
File Handles
• Made from close grain hardwood with wax finish
• Handles have strong nickel plated ferrules
 
HANDLE # FIT FILE TYPE ITEM # PRICE
0 (Flat 10" & 12"),
(Mill 10" & 12")
21476N $3.26
1 (Half Round10"), (Round12"),
(Square 12")
21485N 2.68
2  (Flat 6" & 8"), (Half Round 8"),
(Mill 6" & 8"), (Square 10")
21494N 2.40

File Card
• File cards are for general cleaning of file teeth
 

21458
$13.52


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