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ZINOM
04-22-2013, 01:31 PM
Hi all,

I have a Milwaukee die filer that I'm about to use for sawing.

I just wanted to know which direction the blade should go in....cutting on the up stroke or on the down. The files are designed to cut on the up, so that might be the way, it's just a little contrary to my way of thinking (sabre saw etc.)

Any help is great...I want to get to this quickly.

Cheers!

John

ttok
04-22-2013, 02:00 PM
John -

The files designed for die filers cut on the down stroke. If you use a saw blade in it, the blade should also cut on the down stroke. Be sure to lean the blade forward (toward you) at the top by about 0.010" so that the saw will cut easier. Also be CERTAIN to use the HOLD DOWN FINGER so that the work does not hop up and pinch you...

A.T.

ZINOM
04-22-2013, 02:32 PM
A.T. thanks for the quick reply....yeah, I'm an idiot...the files do cut on the down stroke.

I'm gonna go set it up, thanks again!

John

CCWKen
04-22-2013, 03:12 PM
Cutting on the down stroke is what keeps the part on the table. :)

J Tiers
04-22-2013, 10:40 PM
John -

Also be CERTAIN to use the HOLD DOWN FINGER so that the work does not hop up and pinch you...

A.T.

+ 100 on that.........

If anyone does NOT know it, they will after using the filer for about 30 seconds.....! And it sure is a pain on parts that are not an even height all over.

ZINOM
04-23-2013, 09:28 AM
Thanks Guys...got it in and got the job done.

Yeah, the finger is key even more so when sawing it seems :)

John