Our American Pattern Hand Files are uniform in cut to permit fast metal removal. Extremely durable and scientifically balanced, each file is the product of a long tradition of superior craftsmanship combined with the most advanced technology.
Every file is heat-treated to exacting standards to provide top performance and long life. Files are unsurpassed in accuracy of shape and size.
Handle section (tang) is not considered in file length.
|Length||Width x Thickness||Available Cuts|
|6"||5/8" x 5/32"||Smooth|
|8"||25/32" x 7/32"||Bastard, Second, Smooth|
|10"||31/32" x 1/4"||Bastard, Second, Smooth|
The cut of the file refers to how fine its teeth are. They are defined as, from roughest to smoothest: bastard, second, and smooth.
|Comparison of Cuts:|
|American Bastard Cut||—is equivalent to—||Swiss 00 Cut|
|American Second Cut||—is equivalent to—||Swiss 0 Cut|
|American Smooth Cut||—is equivalent to—||Swiss 2 Cut|