Of all the files we do, this one is my favourite. It has rows of short teeth arranged in a wave pattern so it cuts almost as fast as a rasp whilst leaving an incredibly smooth finish.
8" (200mm) from shoulder to tip with parallel sides, 19.5mm wide, 4.5mm thick, with one safe edge and one single cut edge.
Fitted with a Holtzapffel pattern Walnut handle.
For best results, hold the file at both ends and at a slight angle to the work. Advance the file forward and across, with even pressure to bring the maximum number of teeth into contact with the work. Avoid rocking and lift off on the return stroke to avoid dulling the cutting ridges.
To clean your files gently brush out any accumulated debris with a soft wire brush or file card, always going along the ridges rather than across them. To minimise the chances of the file clogging when working with soft metals, apply chalk liberally to the surfaces before you begin.
Bahco product code 1-106-08-1-0
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I bought this to treat myself as I make tools and often work in wood and metals. This is a very nice cut...works well in both media and is extremely good value for money! Highly recommended!