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  • Bought a box O' files today.

    Some rusty junkers, but the pretty new Pferds sucked me in.
    $25, I think I did ok.
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  • #2
    I see a couple hundred worth of Pferds in there so... yeah you did OK
    25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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    • #3
      I would pay that for the handles.. good on you..

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      • #4
        The rusty ones you might want to give a bath in some acid...... they might be better than you think.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by paul463 View Post
          Some rusty junkers, but the pretty new Pferds sucked me in.
          $25, I think I did ok.
          Exceptional Good score Pferd's are very good they started building Horse Rasps in 1799,I got some NOS Wiltshire made in Australia excellent also.I built these racks which I really like as my previous storage was poor.Some aren't a fan of hanging files but I've been happy so far,tangs have to be secure in handle. Click image for larger version

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          • #6
            Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
            The rusty ones you might want to give a bath in some acid...... they might be better than you think.
            I'll put them in vinegar eventually and see what comes out of them.

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            • #7
              Good score. If nothing else the rusty ones are high carbon steel and can be used to make woodworking tools and other things. I have a large collection of 'em.
              "A machinist's (WHAP!) best friend (WHAP! WHAP!) is his hammer. (WHAP!)" - Fred Tanner, foreman, Lunenburg Foundry and Engineering machine shop, circa 1979

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              • #8
                I chemically sharpened some, worked great but keep Hcl out of the shop, bloody chlorine eats everything, I like fileing, therapy, calming
                good catch
                mark

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by boslab View Post
                  I chemically sharpened some, worked great but keep Hcl out of the shop, bloody chlorine eats everything, I like fileing, therapy, calming
                  good catch
                  mark
                  Why wouldn't a cleanup in Phosphoric acid be good enough?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post

                    Why wouldn't a cleanup in Phosphoric acid be good enough?
                    That would probably work just as good too. I usually go with vinegar just because its way cheaper. I soak for a week and then boil them in a solution of baking soda to neutralize the acid and give the final clean.
                    25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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                    • #11
                      Check out Boggs for vapor blasting to sharpen old files. Cost is reasonable if you are in the U.S. and use a USPS flat-rate box.

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                      • #12
                        nice collection there. It's good to have a variety of styles for roughing, shaping and finishing.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mattthemuppet View Post
                          nice collection there. It's good to have a variety of styles for roughing, shaping and finishing.
                          Amen, yep its good to have a variety of files, I think my file collection maybe a sign of mental disorder? A file fetish....
                          25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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                            I like there logo,from horse rasp days. Click image for larger version

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tundra Twin Track View Post
                              I like there logo,from horse rasp days.
                              I've got a few with the horse logo, they are among my best files. Most of my other files have a fish logo: https://www.vallorbe.com/en-ch/company/brands
                              25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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