Nicholson 6 Piece Hobby File Set (Carded), 5-1/2" Length
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Specifications for this item
|Brand Name||Apex Tool Group|
|Grit Material Type||Steel|
|Additional Features||Carded Packaging|
|Item Weight||3.52 ounces|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description||Limited Lifetime Warranty|
|Number of Items||6|
|Overall Length||5-1/2 inches|
|Overall Width||[ N/A ] inches|
|Style Name||Hand File Set|
|System of Measurement||English|
|Thickness||[ N/A ] inches|
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The Nicholson hobby file set is an assortment of 6 files in a variety of shapes that are 5-1/2" long and have double-cut Swiss pattern teeth for a range of home or shop uses. The Swiss pattern teeth are double-cut for rapid material removal, with high precision for work on delicate or intricate parts. The built-in handle of each file is round and knurled for a secure grip. The set comes in a vinyl pouch for storage.
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.
Nicholson manufactures hand tools and power tool accessories. The company is headquartered in Sparks, MD.
What's in the Box?
- Equaling file, 5-1/2"
- Half-round file, 5-1/2"
- Rectangular (flat) file, 5-1/2"
- Round file, 5-1/2"
- Triangular (three square) file, 5-1/2"
- Square file, 5-1/2"
- Vinyl storage pouch
From the Manufacturer
Top Customer Reviews
I'm posting this just to let you know what the cut is on these since I wasn't able to find it online. Since these are Swiss Pattern files, the cut is #2 on a scale of 00,0,1,2,3,4,5,6. With #00 being very coarse, #0 coarse, #2 considered fine and #6 super fine.
Initial thoughts are that this hobby set aren't as nicely manufactured as my Nicholson X.F. needle files. The Round file is more blunt and thicker as is the Square on the hobby set. Based on the other reviews, I'm hoping they will last a good long while as they are fine cut and I will just be using them for finish filing and not doing any serious removal of material.
-- half round
All in a plastic pouch. The pouch is light weight and probably will not go the distance. The files are high quality and I have been very pleased with their performance in my workshop..
I have misplaced two files now and so am ordering a new set.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was very disappointed with this set I just received. It's stamped made in China and the quality is so horrrible that I am going to send it back. Read morePublished 6 months ago by HJ
I'm a machinist and this are awesome! They're amazing to debur and remove sharp corners and even detailing. Read morePublished 21 months ago by david
Product came in missing one file. Only 5 of 6 were in the package.Published 22 months ago by Joyce Lee