The Nicholson machinist file set is an assortment of 7 files in a variety of shapes and coarseness grades that have American pattern teeth for non-precision material removal in a range of shop uses, and also includes a file and rasp cleaner card for maintenance. The tangs can be used with optional handles for secure gripping (sold separately). The set comes in a vinyl pouch for storage.
Hand files are used to remove material and smooth and shape workpieces. They have forward-facing cutting teeth and cut when pushed over either a stationary or rotating workpiece. Single-cut teeth are single rows cut diagonally across the width of the file. Double-cut teeth have two sets of rows cut in opposite directions. American pattern files have three coarseness grades. Coarse, also known as bastard cut, is suitable for efficient, heavy material removal where finish is not a concern. Medium, also known as second cut, offers average material removal and finish quality. Fine, also known as smooth cut, provides the smoothest finish. Swiss pattern files have eight coarseness grades, from 00 (coarse), 0 (medium), and 1 to 6 (fine to finest), offering a smoother finish than equivalent American pattern files. For Swiss pattern files the length of the tool is the length of the blade, not counting the tang, which is the pointed end fitted for a handle; for American pattern files the length of the tool is its entire length, including the tang.
Nicholson manufactures hand tools and power tool accessories. The company is headquartered in Sparks, MD.
What’s in the Box?
- Rectangular (flat) file, 10″/250 mm, coarse (bastard) grade
- Rectangular (flat) file, 10″/250 mm, smooth grade
- Half-round file, 10″/250 mm, coarse (bastard) grade
- Rectangular (mill) file, 10″/250 mm, coarse (bastard) grade
- Round file, 10″/250 mm, coarse (bastard) grade
- Square file, 10″/250 mm, coarse (bastard) grade
- Slim taper file, 7″/175 mm, coarse (bastard) grade
- File and rasp cleaner card, 10″/250 mm
- Vinyl storage pouch
Set of 7 files in a variety of shapes and coarseness grades for a range of shop uses
Includes a file and rasp cleaner card for maintenance
American pattern files for non-precision material removal
Tangs for use with optional handles (sold separately)
Comes in a plastic pouch for storage
Complete set of 7 files and file cleaner fits easily and securely into a rugged compact pouch.
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