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Old 03-21-2011, 04:12 AM
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What files to buy for filework

HI guys,
i was wondering if anyone had any recomendations on a set of files to buy for fileworking, preferably one of the sets that sells as im ordering some other stuff from them too.


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Old 03-23-2011, 10:35 AM
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I use a chain saw file and a small triangular file with one safe edge.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:49 AM
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Same here. Various triangle files and various diameters of chainsaw files.

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Old 03-23-2011, 10:52 AM
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Honestly. I use lots of different files. I have a kit with tiny hobby files for real small areas and have bought numerous round files, half rounds, squares etc. The best thing you can do when filing tho and I meant to put this in all caps... BUY A FILE BRUSH AND CLEAN YOUR FILES VERY VERY OFTEN!!! You should be cleaning them every few pushes especially when draw filing. The last thing you want to do is get a metal shaving in there and rub it in your work making a scratch that is very deep and a pain to sand/polish out.

This is my file setup I use.

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Old 03-25-2011, 11:15 AM
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Duane Dushane recommends the 6 1/4" swiss pattern files...

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