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Simonds Vixen Flat Hand File, Clog-Resistant, Curved Cut, Rectangular

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1 customer review

Product Specifications
Brand Name Simonds
Additional Features Clog-Resistant
Coarseness Rating N/A
Cut Type Curved Cut
Design American Pattern
Exterior Finish Uncoated
Shape Rectangular
Style Name Flat Hand File
UNSPSC Code 27111929

The Simonds Vixen clog-resistant flat hand file has a rectangular shape wit... Read full product description

Product Features

  • Rectangular shape for smoothing and shaping straight surfaces
  • Curved standard pattern for non-precision material removal
  • Curved-cut teeth for fast cutting action with a smooth finish on metals
  • Tooth rake and pitch minimize filings caught in teeth for a smooth finish
  • Tang for use with an optional handle (sold separately)

Product Details

  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B006P2YMLK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Product Description

The Simonds Vixen clog-resistant flat hand file has a rectangular shape with curved standard pattern teeth on both sides for smoothing and shaping straight surfaces. It has curved-cut teeth for fast cutting action, with a rake and pitch that help minimize filings caught between teeth (also called pinning) to provide a smooth finish on metals. 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 are 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 finish than equivalent American pattern files. For Swiss pattern files the length of the tool is the length of the blade, not counting the tang, which is the pointed end fitted for a handle; for American pattern files the length of the tool is its entire length, including the tang.

Simonds International manufactures tools for cutting and finishing. The company, founded in 1832, is headquartered in Fitchburg, MA.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Randy Gruener on April 1, 2013
Part Number: 81127000Overall Width: 1Coarseness Rating: N/AThickness: 7/32Overall Length: 10 Verified Purchase
I have not used yet so can not say how long it will last. However it has the same cutting surface on both sides. Most files seem to be coarse on one side and fine on the other. Be aware of this.
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