Bahco 1-210-06-3-0 Engineering File Smooth Cut Half Round 150mm handled

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A high quality smooth cut hand file made from alloyed high carbon steel and fitted with superbly comfortable British made Holtzapffel pattern walnut handle.

150mm (6") from shoulder to tip, 15.5mm wide, 4.0mm thick, parallel sided over two thirds of the length and tapered towards the tip.

The halfround file is one of the most useful tools you will ever own, whether for flat work, smoothing gentle concave or convex curves, or sneaking in to relieve an acute corner. The file has a taper on the final third of its length, providing handle clearance and enabling part of its edge to be used up against long internal corners.

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 1-210-06-2-0