- Filing -
The process smoothing or shaping a surface using a tool with a rough surface or surfaces.
Rasps are used for rapid removal of material and leave a much coarser finish.
Burs are rotary filing tools.

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AMERICAN PATTERN
ALUMINUM FLAT page 347
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 page 347
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.

CHAINSAW page 355
Chainsaw Files are designed for sharpening all sizes of chain saw teeth. They are single cut and parallel in diameter.

DOUBLE END page 355
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 page 355
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.

FLAT (TAPER) page 348
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.

HALF ROUND page 349
Half Round Files are designed for filing both flat and curved surfaces. They are double cut and tapered in width and thickness.

HALF ROUND PIPE LINE page 352
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.

HAND - Flat page 348
Carbide Grit Edged Tile 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.

KNIFE page 351
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.

LAMINATE - Dual Cut page 352
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.

LAMINATE - Mill page 352
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.

LAMINATE - Rapid Crosscut page 352
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.

LONG ANGLE page 352
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.

MILL page 354
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.

ROUND page 349
Round Files are designed for enlarging holes and shaping curved surfaces. They are double cut and taper slightly to point.

SQUARE page 350
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.

TAPER SAW - DOUBLE EXTRA SLIM page 354
TAPER SAW - EXTRA SLIM page 354
TAPER SAW - REGULAR page 354
TAPER SAW - SLIM page 354
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.

THREE SQUARE page 350
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.

WARDING page 351
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.
CURVED TOOTH
FLAT page 354
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.

FLAT FLEXIBLE page 354
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.
SWISS PATTERN
PRECISION FILES
HALF ROUND page 360
For filing both flat and curved surfaces
precision half round

KNIFE page 360
For filing acute angles
precision knife

PILLAR - REGULAR page 360
For filing slots and keyways
precision pillar

ROUND page 360
For filing round openings
precision round

THREE SQUARE page 360
For finishing square openings
precision 3 square
RIFFLERS
RIFFLERS - DIE SINKERS page 362

RIFFLERS - SILVERSMITHS page 363
FILE SETS
AMERICAN PATTERN page 358

EXTERNAL THREAD RESTORING FILE SETS page 359B

NEEDLE - DIAMOND COATED page 358

RIFFLERS - RASP page 358

SWISS PATTERN page 360
FILE ACCESSORIES
CHAIN SAW FILE HANDLE page 359

CURVED TOOTH FILE HOLDER page 359

FILE CARD CLEANER page 359

FILE HANDLES - PLASTIC page 359
RASPS
FARRIER page 357
Farrier Rasps were designed for filing and shaping horses' hooves prior to shoeing. They are now also used for filing fiberglass and other abrasive materials. They are rasp cut on one side and double cut coarse file teeth on the other side with single cut edges.

FOUR-IN-HAND(SHOE) page 357
Four-In-Hand Rasps are designed for filing both flat and curved surfaces in soft metals, wood, plastics, and leather. They are used primarily by woodworkers, shoe repairmen, and leather craftsman. They have a rasp cut and a double cut file on both the flat and curved side.

HALF ROUND CABINET page 356
Half Round Cabinet Rasps are designed with a finer rasp cut for filing both flat and curved surfaces. The rounded side has a larger radius for smooth finish work. They are used primarily by cabinetmakers and woodworkers. They have a fine rasp cut on both flat and rounded sides with single cut edges and tapered in width and thickness.

HALF ROUND WOOD page 356
Half Round Wood Rasps are designed with a very coarse rasp cut for filing both flat and curved surfaces in wood or soft metals. They are used primarily by woodworkers and plumbers. They are rasp cut on both flat and rounded sides with single cut edges and tapered in width and thickness.

HORSE page 357
Horse Rasps were designed for filing and shaping horses' hooves prior to shoeing. They are now also used for filing fiberglass and other abrasive materials. They are rasp cut on one side and double cut coarse file teeth on the other side with single cut edges.

ROUND WOOD page 356
Round Wood Rasps are designed with a coarse rasp cut for enlarging holes and shaping curved surfaces in wood or soft metals. They are used primarily by woodworkers and plumbers. They are rasp cut and taper slight to a point.
BURS
SOLID CARBIDE
EXTRA LONG (MINI) page 358

LONG page 359

NF page 354

NF - ZRN COATED page 354

SETS page 370

SHAPES A to C page 365

SHAPES D to G page 366

SHAPES H to N page 367
RETHREADING AND THREAD RESTORING TOOLS

THREAD RESTORING FILES
COMBINATION INTERNAL/EXTERNAL page 359A

EXTERNAL page 359B

UNIVERSAL page 359B

EXTERNAL THREAD RESTORING FILE SETS page 359B
INTERNAL RETHREADING TOOL SETS
SINGLE HANDLE page 359A

TWO HANDLES page 359A