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  • #16
    Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
    Yep, makes you understand the idea of filing as a method of shaping a part..... It actually works with a good file, unlike the pre-blunted ones sold by american "manufacturers" (actually now just warehouse operations for soft "files" made by the cheapest available workers)
    Hang on Jerry. You do know I am a File Affish right? I have a large assortment of American Files new in package.

    I dont try to Dis the hard working folks wherever they are. JR

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    • #17
      Originally posted by JRouche View Post

      Hang on Jerry. You do know I am a File Affish right? I have a large assortment of American Files new in package.

      I dont try to Dis the hard working folks wherever they are. JR
      Those would be older ones. The old ones are quite decent. not usually quite up to Swiss standards, but quite decent. New ones are often pretty nasty. A few are OK , more likely by accident, someone screwed up and made them right.

      It's not hard working folks, it's nearly always management that messes up the works..
      CNC machines only go through the motions.

      Ideas expressed may be mine, or from anyone else in the universe.
      Not responsible for clerical errors. Or those made by lay people either.
      Number formats and units may be chosen at random depending on what day it is.
      I reserve the right to use a number system with any integer base without prior notice.
      Generalizations are understood to be "often" true, but not true in every case.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by J Tiers View Post

        Those would be older ones. The old ones are quite decent. not usually quite up to Swiss standards, but quite decent. .
        I did get a chuckle out of that. Fin Jerry cant back off. I like that. JR

        P.S. Because you dont like american file steel files.

        Simpson File or so. And many others.

        I am a Metal File fool... JR

        Last edited by JRouche; 04-24-2020, 03:50 AM.

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        • #19
          I had some new US brand files.... They were dulled just by filing on some soft steel. Dulled as in there were marks on them where the file teeth folded over.

          Sorry I can't send them to you so you can use them, I got rid of them in the scrap. But you did not miss much. Probably worked OK on balsa wood. US brand, but made in Mexico or somewhere other than US.
          CNC machines only go through the motions.

          Ideas expressed may be mine, or from anyone else in the universe.
          Not responsible for clerical errors. Or those made by lay people either.
          Number formats and units may be chosen at random depending on what day it is.
          I reserve the right to use a number system with any integer base without prior notice.
          Generalizations are understood to be "often" true, but not true in every case.

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          • #20
            I used to like the American files , when they were made in America. That was a few decades ago. I don't believe in throwing good money after bad, so now I use genuine Swiss files. Because I am one of those hard working folks everywhere, I can't afford to reward management for screwing us. Therefore I buy Swiss, or I go on eBay and buy used antiques.
            25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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            • #21
              I was under the impression, along with the Swiss, that the Portuguese are right up there in the upper echelons of top file makers.
              I had a couple of these given to me a few years ago, top top top notch quality, certainly the finest that i've ever used in normal hand file sizes.

              https://www.arceurotrade.co.uk/Catal...-Feteira-Files

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              • #22
                There was a shop on ebay in the last couple of years selling a large quantity of old stock Stubbs files. Stubs British made files were in the top echelon of files along with the USA Nicholson brand. I bought several small job lots of mixed files and am very pleased with them.

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