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ICS files can be used to file a variety of materials and shapes. The proper blade will provide maximum blade life and high cutting efficiency. Selection depends on several considerations.
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MACHINISTS FILES
Aluminum (Flat) Files
Aluminum Flat Files are designed with a special tooth construction for filing aluminum and other soft metals with a minimum of clogging. They are double cut and tapered in width and thickness.
Aluminum (Half Round) Files
Aluminum Half Round Files are designed with a special tooth construction for filing both flat and curved surfaces in aluminum and other soft metals. They are double cut and tapered in width and thickness.
"Cheesegrater" Files
Cheesegrater Files are designed for rapid work on all soft materials - wood, aluminum, fiberglass, and laminated countertops. Flexible spring steel blades are available in half round or flat styles. Teeth are razor sharp and non-clogging.
Flat Hand Files
Flat Hand Files are designed for safe filing of internal corners and where metal must be removed rapidly. One edge is uncut or "safe" for filing one surface without damaging an adjoining one. They are double cut on both sides and one edge, and parallel in width. Similar to Flat Taper Files but taper in thickness and have one safe edge.
Round Files
Round Files are designed for enlarging holes and shaping curved surfaces. They are double cut and taper slightly to point.
Half Round Files
Half Round Files are designed for filing both flat and curved surfaces. They are double cut and tapered in width and thickness.
Square Files
Square Files are designed for filing slots, key ways, grooves, square holes and edges, and for filing flat surfaces where a heavier section is preferred. They are double cut on all four sides and taper slightly to a point.
Three Square (Triangular) Files
Three Square Files are designed for filing internal angles above 60°, corners, grooves, notches, and for filing HSS taps and cutters after machining. They are double cut on all three sides and taper slightly to point. NOTE: This file has sharp corners and is not recommended for filing saws.
Flat Taper Files
Flat Taper Files are designed for use where metal must be removed rapidly and a smooth finish is not required. They are double cut on both sides with single cut edges and tapered in width and thickness. Similar to Mill Files but thicker in cross section and double cut.
Knife Files
Knife Files are designed in the shape of a knife for filing slots, key ways, and acute angles. It is used primarily for tool and die work. They are double cut on sides and have a thin single cut edge.
Warding Files
Warding Files are designed for filing in narrow spaces where other files will not fit. They are used by locksmiths to repair or file ward notches in keys. This file is also useful for re-sharpening small drills. They are double cut on sides and single cut on edges.
LAMINATE FILES
Rapid Crosscut Laminate Files
Rapid Cross Cut Laminate Files are designed for fast stock removal while leaving a smooth finish. One edge of the file is a straight cut and the other edge has no teeth for safe corner filing.
Mill Laminate Files
Mill Laminate files are designed for the smoothest finish on plastics and laminates. They are single cut on the sides and edges. The width is tapered slightly.
Dual Cut Laminate Files
Dual Cut Laminate Files combine the best features of all laminate files in one file. They have a rapid cross cut on one side and a mill cut on the other side. They also have a built in handle.
Long Angle Lathe Files
Long Angle Lathe Files are designed for filing work that is rotating in a lathe and for bench filing of aluminum and copper alloys. The long bastard cut tooth is self clearing when used at right angles to work. It cuts clean and does not drag or tear. Both edges are safe (uncut) to protect shoulders of work which are not to be filed. This file tapers slightly in width toward the point.
Half Round (Pipe Line) Files
Half Round Pipe Line Files are designed for filing weld beads and scale off pipe line. The narrow, half round design gives more contact on edge for cleaning welds. They are double cut and tapered in width and thickness.
SAW FILES
Mill Saw Files
Mill Saw Files are designed as multi-purpose files for sharpening saws, various cutting edge tools, draw filing, lathe work, and finishing work on hard materials. They are single cut on sides and edges, width is tapered slightly.
Taper Saw Files
Taper Saw Files are designed for sharpening all styles of saws with 60° angle teeth. They are single cut on edges and flat sides. Flat sides are equal and taper towards point. NOTE: The side (size) of the file used should always be a little more than twice as wide as the side of the saw teeth.
Chainsaw Files
Chainsaw Files are designed for sharpening all sizes of chain saw teeth They are single cut and parallel in diameter.
Double End Saw Files
Double End Saw Files are designed for general saw sharpening. They are triangular in shape and are equivalent to a slim taper saw file. They are supplied second cut with no tang and are tapered from center to each end.
Farmer's Own Files
Farmer's Own Files are designed for sharpening cutting edge tools, e.g., knives, hows, mower machine blades, etc. This file is also popular for working formica. They are single cut on one side and double cut on the other side. Edges are not cut. Self handled with 3/8" diameter hole for hanging up file.
NEEDLE FILES
Needle files are specially designed for jewelers, watchmakers, die makers, etc. The appropriate cut number is marked on the round handle. To order specify order no. and cut no.

NEEDLE FILE TYPES:
Barrette Needle Files Crossing Needle Files Equalling Needle Files Flat Needle Files Half Round Needle Files Joint Needle Files Knife Needle Files Marking Needle Files Round Needle Files Slitting Needle Files Square Needle Files Three Square Needle Files
NEEDLE FILE SETS
6 PIECE NEEDLE FILE SETS - CUT #2
6 Piece Needle File Set - 4 inch Length - Cut #2
Set contains 1 each:
Round, Square, Three Square, Knife, Half Round and Flat needle files.
6 Piece Needle File Set - 5-1/2 inch Length - Cut #2
Set contains 1 each:
Round, Square, Three Square, Knife, Half Round and Flat needle files.
6 Piece Needle File Set - 6 inch Length - Cut#2
Set contains 1 each:
Round, Square, Three Square, Knife, Half Round and Flat needle files.

12 PIECE NEEDLE FILE SETS - CUT #0
12 Piece Needle File Set - 4 inch Length - Cut #0
Set contains 1 each:
Barrette, Crossing, Equalling, Flat, Half Round, Joint, Knife, Marking, Round, Slitting, Square, and Three Square needle files.
12 Piece Needle File Set - 5-1/2 inch Length - Cut #0
Set contains 1 each:
Barrette, Crossing, Equalling, Flat, Half Round, Joint, Knife, Marking, Round, Slitting, Square, and Three Square needle files.
12 Piece Needle File Set - 6 inch Length - Cut #0
Set contains 1 each:
Barrette, Crossing, Equalling, Flat, Half Round, Joint, Knife, Marking, Round, Slitting, Square, and Three Square needle files.

12 PIECE NEEDLE FILE SETS - CUT #2
12 Piece Needle File Set - 4 inch Length - Cut #2
Set contains 1 each:
Barrette, Crossing, Equalling, Flat, Half Round, Joint, Knife, Marking, Round, Slitting, Square, and Three Square needle files.
12 Piece Needle File Set - 5-1/2 inch Length - Cut #2
Set contains 1 each:
Barrette, Crossing, Equalling, Flat, Half Round, Joint, Knife, Marking, Round, Slitting, Square, and Three Square needle files.
12 Piece Needle File Set - 6 inch Length - Cut #2
Set contains 1 each:
Barrette, Crossing, Equalling, Flat, Half Round, Joint, Knife, Marking, Round, Slitting, Square, and Three Square needle files.

12 PIECE NEEDLE FILE SETS - CUT #3
12 Piece Needle File Set - 4 inch Length - Cut #3
Set contains 1 each:
Barrette, Crossing, Equalling, Flat, Half Round, Joint, Knife, Marking, Round, Slitting, Square, and Three Square needle files.
12 Piece Needle File Set - 5-1/2 inch Length - Cut #3
Set contains 1 each:
Barrette, Crossing, Equalling, Flat, Half Round, Joint, Knife, Marking, Round, Slitting, Square, and Three Square needle files.
12 Piece Needle File Set - 6 inch Length - Cut #3
Set contains 1 each:
Barrette, Crossing, Equalling, Flat, Half Round, Joint, Knife, Marking, Round, Slitting, Square, and Three Square needle files.
PRECISION FILES
Precision Files are designed for fine finish work and are used by tool and die makers, instrument makers, model makers, and watchmakers. They are made to closer tolerances than American Pattern files and are narrower in width and thickness. The points of the tapered files are smaller for fine detail work.

PRECISION FILE TYPES:
Half Round Precision Files
For filing both flat and curved surfaces
Knife Precision Files
For filing acute angles
Pillar Regular Precision Files
For filing slots and keyways
Round Precision Files
For filing round openings
Three Square Precision Files
For finishing square openings
Warding Precision Files
For filing ward notches in keys
PRECISION FILE SETS
6 PIECE PRECISION FILE SETS
6 Piece Precision File Set - Cut #0
Set contains one each:
Half Round, Round, Knife, Three Square, Pillar and Warding Precision Files.
6 Piece Precision File Set - Cut #2
Set contains one each:
Half Round, Round, Knife, Three Square, Pillar and Warding Precision Files.
RIFFLER FILES
Die Sinkers' Rifflers
Die Sinkers' Rifflers are specially designed for die sinkers for getting into crevices, corners, and contours of dies and molds. They are also used by jewelers and instrument manufacturers. Rifflers have a cutting surface on each with a safe (uncut) middle section for handling and are available in many different cross-sectional shapes. See Below.
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Silversmiths' Rifflers
Silversmiths' Rifflers are specially designed for making glass molding dies. They are longer than Die Sinkers' Rifflers and have wider cutting ends with a safe (uncut) middle section for handling. Many different cross-sectional shapes are available. See Below.
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TILE FILES
Tile Files - Carbide Grit Edged
Carbide Grit Edged Tile Files are used to clean up sharp and uneven edges on cut tiles. One end of file is 1/2 round and the other is flat.
HAND FILES
Hand Files - Carbide Grit Edged
Carbide Grit Edged Hand Files are used for filing ceramics, glass, tile, fiberglass, and nonmetallic materials. Grit approaches diamond in hardness and wear resistance. All files have an easy-grip plastic handle.
CURVED TOOTH FILES
Curved Tooth Files - Flat
Flat (with Tang) Curved Tooth Files are designed for smooth, rapid work on all materials from the softest aluminum to the hardest (annealed) steel without any clogging of the teeth. The undercut sharp edges enable the file to self clean and to remove material in a spiral form similar to lathe turnings. It is considered to be the most efficient file ever designed for auto body repair and sheet metal work.
Curved Tooth Files - Flat Flexible
Flat Flexible (Blade) Curved Tooth Files are designed for smooth, scratch-free work on all types of auto body and sheet metal work and where filing has to be done in the middle of large surfaces. Flexible blades have teeth on both sides and can be adjusted to file outward (convex) and inward (concave) or flat.
THREAD RESTORING FILES
Thread Restoring Files - Combination Internal/External
Combination Internal/External Thread Restoring Files are designed to restore damaged external and internal threads of any diameter with one tool. They can be used on right or left hand threads or even be used as a thread gauge. Each file restores eight of the most popular sizes.
External Thread Restoring Files
External Thread Restoring Files are designed to rusted and damaged external threads of any diameter bolt or pipe with one tool. They can be used on right or left hand threads or even be used as a thread gauge. Files are precision cut and will not skip or jump out of fine pitches. Thread sizes are marked on each file. Each file comes with a plastic handle except ETRF-P4L.
Universal Thread Restoring File
The Universal Thread Restoring File is designed to renew all 60° machine screw, fractional, metric, NPT and NPS pipe thread sizes of any diameter. It will restore right or left hand threads.
FILE ACCESSORIES
File Handle
Heavy Duty Plastic File Handles are ergonomically designed to make work go safer and easier. Handles can be re-used.
Chain Saw File Handle
Adjustable Handle will hold all sizes of chain saw files. End of handle is formed for spark plug removal and installation. Proper guide sharpening angles of 30° and 35° are included on the handle tip.
Curved Tooth File Holder
File Holder can be used with either flat or half round flexible files without tang. Handle is designed for right and left hand use. Screw adjustment on turnbuckle can be tightened to flex file.
File Card Cleaner
File Cards are used to remove excess filing which clog the teeth. This helps prevent slipping or scratching and increases filing performance. Handle has hole for hanging up.
FILE SETS
AMERICAN PATTERN FILE SETS
6 Piece American Pattern File Set - 4 inch length
Set contains 1 each:
Three Square, Flat Taper, Square, Round, Flat Hand, Half Round
6 Piece American Pattern File Set - 6 inch length
Set contains 1 each:
Three Square, Flat Taper, Square, Round, Flat Hand, Half Round
6 Piece American Pattern File Set - 8 inch length
Set contains 1 each:
Three Square, Flat Taper, Square, Round, Flat Hand, and Half Round American Pattern Files
RIFFLER FILE SETS
8 Piece Riffler File Set
One each of eight different shaped Riffler Rasps for woodworking, carving, and sculpting.
NEEDLE FILE SETS
10 Piece Needle File Set
Set contains 1 each:
Round, Crossing, Half Round, Equaling, Square,
Barrette, Three Square, Marking, Flat, and Slitting Needle Files.
EXTERNAL THREAD RESTORING FILE SETS
External Thread Restoring File Set - NC and NF
One Handle Rethreader with
8, 9, 10, 11, 11-1/2, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24, 27, 28, and 32 TPI Dies.
External Thread Restoring File Set - Metric Set
One Handle Rethreader with
.75, 1.00, 1.25, 1.50, 1.75, 2.00, 2.50, and 3.00mm pitch dies.
External Thread Restoring File Set - NC, NF and Metric Combination Set
One Handle Rethreader with
8, 9, 10, 11, 11-1/2, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 24, 27, 28 and 32 (NC & NF) dies plus
.75, 1.00, 1.25, 1.50, 1.75, 2.00, 2.50, and 3.00 metric dies.
External Thread Restoring File Set - Pipe Set
Two Handle Rethreader with
14TPI die for 3/4 inch dia. pipe, 11-1/2TPI die for 1 inch to 2inch diameter pipe,
and 8TPI die for up to 6 inch diameter pipe.
External Thread Restoring File Set - Metric Set
Two Handle Rethreader with 1.25, 1.50, and 1.75mm pitch dies.
External Thread Restoring File Set - Metric Die Set Only
9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20, 24, 27, 28, and 32TPI dies.
External Thread Restoring File Set - Metric Die Set Only
One pair each .75, 1.00, 1.25, 1.50, 1.75, 2.00, 2.50, 3.00mm pitch dies. Individual fractional die pairs from 8 to 32TPI and individual metric die pairs from .75 to 3.00mm pitch can be ordered separately. Specify TPI when ordering.
INTERNAL RETHREADING TOOL SETS
Internal Rethreading Tool Sets
Internal Rethreading Tool Sets are available with either single handles or two handles. The two handle set can be used to clean and rethread all internal threads from 3/4" to 6" ID capacity and the single handle works with any size internal thread over 3/4" ID. Both tools will rethread right hand, left hand, straight and taper threads. Two handle style automatically lines up with threads and can be locked into place. The rethreaded fit is like new with no undercut. Dies are interchangeable and can be replaced when worn. These are also known as Hand Chasers.