- Rectangular shape for smoothing and shaping straight surfaces, with tapered width to ease access in slots
- American pattern file for non-precision material removal
- Double-cut teeth on both sides for rapid removal of material
- Single-cut teeth on both edges for finishing, sharpening, and deburring
- Tang for use with an optional handle (sold separately)
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Nicholson Flat Hand File (Boxed), American Pattern, Double Cut, Rectangular
|Price:||$2.97 - $88.35|
|Sale:||Lower price available on select options|
|Brand Name||Apex Tool Group|
|Additional Features||Boxed Packaging|
|Cut Type||Double Cut|
|Overall Width||[ N/A ] inches|
|Style Name||Flat Hand File|
|Thickness||[ N/A ] inches|
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The Nicholson flat hand file has a rectangular shape with double-cut American pattern teeth on both sides for smoothing and shaping straight surfaces. The file tapers slightly toward the point in width to ease access into slots. It has double-cut American pattern teeth on each side for rapid material removal and single-cut teeth on the edges for finishing, sharpening, and deburring. The tang can be used with an optional handle for secure gripping (sold separately).
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.
Top Customer Reviews
I might have given it 5 stars if it was made in the USA instead of Mexico.
The file is made in Mexico
The description says "BOXED". I assumed that meant it came in a box and would be protected from the factory. I ordered several other tools and this humongous file was just laying loose in the box ontop of all the other tools with no box or padding around it what so ever. I lucked out literally. All the other tools were padded or in their factory packaging and so they were spared from damage and the file has no damage. I looked at the teeth with magnification; they are all perfect/ factory fresh. So far so good.
I will use the file and report back on hardness.
If the file had been in a factory cardboard box and made in the USA as some of the photos on amazon seem to show then I would have given a five star rating right off. Time will tell.
A small matter to me but some will care : the file I received is NOT double cut but is a single cut with chip breaker lines in it. It is good and coarse and will leave a little better finish and I can draw file with it so is closer to what I wanted than a double cut anyway.
In these days of clueless tool venders it is a miracle they sent a metal cutting file of any description and not a file folder storage drawer made from metal. Call me a cynic but some of you know EXACTLY what I mean.
For those who have been "enjoying" the lunacy of the Nicholson wooden handle size descriptions the "Nicholson Metal Ferruled Wooden File Handle, Size 00, 5-3/4" Length" seems to be large enough to accommodate the tang. I have made my own wire wrapped and soldered wood handles in the past when I couldn't find one so I have a pretty good idea what the handle should be like for this large of a file. This is my fourth 16 inch flat file.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Right up to Nicholson standards. A top of the line high grade file. Exactly what I was looking for. This file will last forever.Published on January 3, 2014 by Gene Quist