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Nicholson Flat Hand File (Boxed), American Pattern, Double Cut, Rectangular

Available in multiple versions

4.8 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

Price: $5.15 - $88.35
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Product Specifications
Brand Name Apex Tool Group
Additional Features Boxed Packaging
Cut Type Double Cut
Design American Pattern
Overall Width [ N/A ]  inches
Shape Rectangular
Style Name Flat Hand File
Thickness [ N/A ]  inches
UNSPSC Code 27111929

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10 inches Medium 03698N B00018ACT0
$16.29
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10 inches Fine 03731N B00018ACTA
$10.22
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10 inches Coarse 03665N B0002JT3R0
$10.19
12 inches Fine 03830N B000REGSXC
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12 inches Coarse 03764N B000RELOMM
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12 inches Medium 03797N B000RELOMW
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14 inches Fine 03929N B000186HBC
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14 inches Coarse 03863N B00018ACUE
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14 inches Medium 03896N B00018ACUO
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16 inches Coarse 03980N B00018ACUY
$24.99
4 inches Coarse 03367N B000REGSRI
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4 inches Medium 03401N B000REI7B8
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6 inches Medium 03500N B000REJLOU
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6 inches Coarse 03467N B000RELOI6
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6 inches Fine 03533N B000RELOIQ
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8 inches Medium 03599N B000REGSVE
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Product Features

  • 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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  • ASIN: B006P2XA8Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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Product Description

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.

Customer Reviews

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Part Number: 03500NOverall Width: [ N/A ]Coarseness Rating: MediumThickness: [ N/A ]Overall Length: 6 Verified Purchase
Just the size I need. As a professional handyman I spend a lot of time working on door hardware, this is just the right size and cut for working on strike plates. It's a handy size to keep in my toolbag paired with Nicholson Hand File (Boxed), American Pattern, Double Cut (Single Cut Back), Half-Round both mounted to their own handles Nicholson Type B Wooden File Handle, Size 3, 4-1/8" Length (Pack of 1).

I might have given it 5 stars if it was made in the USA instead of Mexico.
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Part Number: 03764NOverall Width: [ N/A ]Coarseness Rating: CoarseThickness: [ N/A ]Overall Length: 12 Verified Purchase
I absolutely love my Nicholson files. I used cheapo, made in wherever, files in the past and they absolutely wore me out. I thought that all files were the same and thought why waste money. Well, a friend came by one day when I was trying to file down a piece of tempered steel with one of those cheapo files. He told me to try a Nicholson double cut. I was gobsmacked, the difference in the cutting was night and day. The Nicholson file cut through tempered steel like nobody's business. I'll never go back to cheapo files again.
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Part Number: 03980NOverall Width: [ N/A ]Coarseness Rating: CoarseThickness: [ N/A ]Overall Length: 16 Verified Purchase
I have mixed feelings.
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.
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Part Number: 03665NOverall Width: [ N/A ]Coarseness Rating: CoarseThickness: [ N/A ]Overall Length: 10 Verified Purchase
I had been using a single cut file to sharpen the lawnmower blade, but this double cut one is so much easier and faster to use and get a sharp edge.
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Part Number: 03698NOverall Width: [ N/A ]Coarseness Rating: MediumThickness: [ N/A ]Overall Length: 10 Verified Purchase
I purchased this along with Nicholson Ergonomic Rubber File Handle with Inserts, 4-1/2" Length (Pack of 1). I use it to keep the blades on my push-mower sharp. I was able to get some noticeable gaps in the blade. I then use Smith's 50119 Mower Blade Sharpener to give a final sharpening.
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Part Number: 03665NOverall Width: [ N/A ]Coarseness Rating: CoarseThickness: [ N/A ]Overall Length: 10 Verified Purchase
With the Nicholson name you can trust that you are getting a file that will really do the work. It's the first name I look for when I need good files without paying an arm and a leg.
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Part Number: 03797NOverall Width: [ N/A ]Coarseness Rating: MediumThickness: [ N/A ]Overall Length: 12 Verified Purchase
This double cut file does not disappoint. I bought it with the idea of using it for my lawn mower blade but also found it excellent for my machetes. Cuts quickly. Quality item.
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Part Number: 03632NOverall Width: [ N/A ]Coarseness Rating: FineThickness: [ N/A ]Overall Length: 8 Verified Purchase
The file does what it is supposed to do. I used it sharpen several garden tools. It is difficult to find double cut files locally.
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