Pferd Mill Hand File, American Pattern, Single Cut, Rectangular
Product ID : 37292197
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Prices may vary per variation.
Rectangular shape for smoothing and shaping straight surfaces
File tapers in width to ease access into slots
American pattern file for non-precision material removal
Single-cut teeth on sides and edges for finishing, sharpening, and deburring
Tang for use with an optional handle (sold separately)
The Pferd mill hand file has a rectangular shape and single-cut American pattern teeth on the sides and edges for rounding gullets. The file tapers slightly toward the point in width to ease access into slots. It has single-cut American pattern teeth 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 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.Pferd manufactures abrasives and cutting tools for grinding, finishing, and cutting. The company, founded in 1799 in Germany, has its U.S. headquarters in Leominster, MA. It meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 9001.