- Rectangular shape for smoothing and shaping straight surfaces
- American pattern file for non-precision material removal
- Double-cut teeth on one side for rapid removal of material
- Single-cut teeth on the reverse side for finishing, sharpening, and deburring
- Forged handle for grip
The Nicholson rectangular hand file is 8" long, has a handle, and has one side with double-cut American pattern teeth and one side with single-cut American pattern teeth for smoothing and shaping straight surfaces. The double-cut teeth are for rapid material removal, and the single-cut teeth on the reverse side are for finishing, sharpening, and deburring. A handle is forged on the end of the file for secure gripping.
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 have 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, more precise finish than equivalent American pattern files.
Nicholson manufactures hand tools and power tool accessories. The company is headquartered in Sparks, MD.
Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 356 x 102 x 10 MM
Product Weight: 0.070625 LB