Nicholson 9 Piece Hand File Set with Ergonomic Handles, American Pattern
The Nicholson 22030HNN 9-piece American pattern hand file set with ergonomic handles includes an assortment of file profiles, cuts, and lengths for shaping, sharpening, and removing material in both home and professional applications. The set includes a 6"/150 mm double extra slim taper, 6"/150 mm slim taper, 8"/200 mm half-round, 8"/200 mm flat, 10"/250 mm half-round, 10"/250 mm flat, 10"/250 mm round, 10"/250 mm mill, and 12"/250 mm mill file. The files have single-cut faces for use with light pressure, except for the half-round and flat files which have double-cut faces. All files, except the taper files, have a bastard cut for heavy material removal when finish is not a concern. The files are made from high-carbon steel for high strength and durability. The ergonomically shaped handles are rubber coated for comfort, grip, and increased control. The handles also have a hanging hole for storage and organization. The set comes in a red roll-up pouch with each compartment labeled with the file length, shape, and coarseness.
|Double extra slim taper file|| |
|Slim taper file|| |
|Half-round files (2)|| |
|Flat files (2)|| |
|Round file|| |
|Mill files (2)|| |
Files are toothed tools that offer a controlled way to remove material from intricate shapes. The shape of the object being filed establishes which file shape and length should be used. For example, a round file is recommended when filing concave surfaces or enlarging holes. File length measures the cutting face and does not include the handle or tang. The cut and coarseness of the file determines how much material will be removed with each stroke. A single-cut file has parallel rows of teeth covering its face, removing small amounts of material with light pressure to create a fine finish. A double-cut file has similar teeth as a single-cut file but is overlaid with a second set of parallel teeth facing the opposite direction. This second set of teeth increases the amount of material removed with each pass, generates a rougher finish, and requires heavier pressure than a single-cut file. A rasp-cut file has individually formed teeth that are raised above the tool's surface for removing large amounts of material from wood, aluminum, lead, and other soft materials. A curved-cut file has teeth arranged in parallel semicircles across the face of the file and is most commonly used for auto body projects. Most files are classified as American pattern or Swiss pattern, and each has their own coarseness rating system. American pattern files are rated bastard (coarse) cut, second (semi-smooth) cut, and smooth cut. Swiss pattern files are recommended for precision applications and have a larger rating scale from coarse (00) to extra smooth (6).
Nicholson brand is manufactured by Apex Tool Group, maker of hand and power tools. The company, founded in 2010, is headquartered in Sparks, MD.
What’s in the Box?
- 6" double extra slim taper file
- 6" slim taper file
- 8" half-round file
- 8" flat file
- 10" half-round file
- 10" flat file
- 10" round file
- 10" mill file
- 12" mill file
- Roll-up pouch
- Set of 9 American pattern hand files includes taper, flat, mill, half-round, and round cross-section files for shaping, sharpening, and removing material in a range of applications
- Half-round, flat, and mill files provided in two lengths for proper reach
- High-carbon steel construction is strong and durable for extended tool life
- Rubber-coated ergonomic handles provide a comfortable and sure grip for increased control
- Roll-up pouch with labeled compartments is included for tool identification and organization
Part Number: 22030HNN
Size: Full Size