- Set of 3 files in a variety of shapes for a range of home or shop uses
- American pattern file for non-precision material removal
- Black oxide coating helps provide greater resistance to loading and rust than uncoated files
- Paddle-shaped forged handles for grip
- Comes in a cloth roll pouch for storage
Simonds 3 Piece Hand File Set with Paddle Handles, American Pattern, Rectangular, Black Oxide Coating
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Specifications for this item
|Additional Features||With Handle|
|Exterior Finish||Black Oxide Coating|
|Number of Items||3|
|Overall Width||31/32 inches|
|Style Name||Hand File Set|
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The Simonds 3 piece file set is an assortment of 3 files in a variety of shapes that have handles, a black oxide coating, and coarse American pattern teeth for a range of home or shop uses. The American pattern teeth are for non-precision material removal and have a coarse (also called bastard) coarseness grade for a rough finish. The files' black oxide coating helps provide greater resistance to loading and rust than uncoated files. Each file has a paddle-shaped forged handle for grip. The set comes in a cloth roll 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.
Simonds International manufactures tools for cutting and finishing. The company, founded in 1832, is headquartered in Fitchburg, MA.
What's in the Box?
- Mill file with handle, 10", coarse (bastard)
- Flat file with handle, 10", coarse (bastard)
- Flat chip-breaking file with handle, 8", coarse (bastard)
- Cloth storage pouch
Top Customer Reviews
I was wrong.
All of these files are twisted/warped - not even close to flat and straight. I went back and checked the file that my buddy has - and it, too, was warped. Additionally, I'd ordered a couple of other Simonds files and found them to be exactly the same poor quality. They cut OK - but typically you depend on the flatness/straightness of the file for consistent shaping.
How, exactly, can files leave the factory like that these days?
I contemplated returning them but then thought better of it. I've got my "good" files and my "junk" files - and I'm sure you can guess which collection the Simonds files are going to. Lesson learned.