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Nicholson Hand File with Handle (Carded), American Pattern, Single/Double Cut, Rectangular, 8" Length
Nicholson Hand File with Handle (Carded), American Pattern, Single/Double Cut, Rectangular,  8
Manufacturer : Nicholson
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Product Description

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 Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #4941 in BISS
  • Size: CD
  • Brand: Nicholson
  • Model: 06601N
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 1.00" h x 3.00" w x 16.00" l, .40 pounds
  • Product Features
  • 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
  • Nicholson 8" handy file
  • American pattern handy file is dual sided
  • One side is for sharpening and smoothing while opposite side is for filing and rapid stock removal
  • Customer Reviews

    Most helpful customer reviews

    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
    5The file to have
    By Gauda
    If you're going to have only one hand file, this is the one to have. One side is bastard double cut, the other smooth mill single cut. One edge is cut, the other isn't. What a perfect tool for general purpose sharpening of garden tools, lawn mower blades, knocking an edge of a part, smoothing a freshly cut piece of metal, etc. The handle is a bit small, but I dipped it in some "plasti-dip" and it made it easier and more comfortable to hold, plus it doesn't slip. More and more Nicholson products are being made in Latin America (Brazil, Columbia, Mexico) but this one is still made in USA. Every home should have this file. To extend the life of this or any file, lift it off the part on the return stroke, and don't file sharp corners. Either will rapid dull and/or break the teeth of the file; and use a cheap wire brush to keep it clean and free cutting.

    0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
    5Five Stars
    By Amazon Customer
    Amazing file. I use it to sharpen my wood scrapers, it makes a very nice edge.

    1 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
    3Misleading item description
    By Brett A Myers
    The description describes this item as "one side for filing, one for smoothing". I expected to receive an item with bastard cut on one side and smooth cut on the other. Instead, the item is actually labeled as "coarse" and "medium". I was specifically looking for smooth cut, and this is not it. I gave the item three stars since I returned it unopened, and can't vouch for its quality. The file might work extremely well, but the description leaves much to be desired.

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