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Files, Rasps and Punches

A file is a tool used to remove fine amounts of material from a workpiece. ... Most are hand tools, made of a case hardened steel bar of rectangular, square, triangular, or round cross-section, with one or more surfaces cut with sharp, generally parallel teeth.

File Sets File sets comprise a collection of file tools in various shapes and sizes, conveniently packaged together. These sets are equipped with files designed to meticulously remove minute amounts of material from workpieces. A file, typically handheld, consists of a length of metal with teeth cut into at least one of its sides, serving the purpose of shaping or smoothing a piece of material by gradually cutting away excess. Files are available in rectangular, square, triangular, or round cross-sections.

Engineers Files Also referred to as hand files, engineers files are essential hand tools utilized for smoothing, deburring, and shaping a diverse range of materials, including metals and wood, while eliminating unwanted material post-cutting or sharpening. These files, featuring teeth cut into at least one side, come in rectangular, square, triangular, or round cross-sections, with three common grades: coarse, bastard, second cut, and smooth. Engineers files can be complemented with a file handle to enhance ergonomic usability.

Thread Files Thread files, alternatively known as thread restoring files, are handheld metal tools with teeth cut into at least one of their sides, employed for shaping or smoothing materials by removing excess material. Specifically designed to fit into screw, nuts, or bolts threads, thread restoring files facilitate the cleaning and removal of blockages caused by damage.

Needle Files Needle files are compact tools utilized for shaping, smoothing, and finishing various materials such as metal, wood, plastic, ceramic, glass, stone, or polymer clay. Available in different profiles including round, half-round, barrette, pillar (flat), warding, knife, crossing, square, oval, slitting, crochet, and three-square (triangle), needle files offer versatility in intricate crafting and detailing tasks.

File Handles Featuring an ergonomically designed textured surface for superior grip, file handles are essential accessories used with files to prevent user injury. Most file handles are push-fit, allowing the file to be easily inserted into the handle hole. Alternatively, some handles feature screw-fit mechanisms, incorporating hardened teeth in the handle hole to provide added grip by scoring a groove in the soft metal file. Constructed from plastic or wood, file handles enhance user comfort and control during filing tasks.



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