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What are second cut files used for?

What are second cut files used for?

A second cut file is used to give a good finish on metals. It is excellent to file hard metals. It is useful for bringing the jobs close to the finishing size. A bastard file is used in cases where there is a heavy reduction of materials.

Which type of file is second cut file?

Coarser files (Bastard cut, approximately 26tpi) are generally used first for quick removal of material, followed by use of a medium (Second cut, approximately 36tpi) file for a finer finish.

What is difference between double cut and second cut file?

A single-cut file has a single set of parallel, diagonal rows of teeth. A double-cut file has two sets of diagonal rows of teeth. The second set of teeth is cut in the opposite diagonal direction, and on top of the first set. The first set of teeth is known as the overcut while the second is called the upcut.

What are the four basic grades of files?

There are four different grades for American Pattern Files: Coarse Cut, Bastard Cut, Second Cut, and Smooth Cut. They range in that order from fewest to most teeth per inch.

What are the different cuts of files?

The cut of the file refers to how fine its teeth are. They are defined as (from roughest to smoothest): rough, middle, bastard, second cut, smooth, and dead smooth. A single-cut file has one set of parallel teeth while a cross-cut or double-cut file has a second set of cuts forming diamond shaped cutting surfaces.

What is a mill bastard file?

Mill Bastard files are rectangle-shaped files, single cut on sides and edges. Features file teeth grooved in one diagonal direction. Mill bastard cut files are designed for sharpening mill or circular saws, draw filing and finishing metals. Available in various sizes from 6″ to 12″. The item was added to your wishlist.

What are the different types of bastard files?

Most hand files are classified as Swiss Pattern or American Pattern. American Pattern files are available in three grades of cut: Bastard, Second Cut and Smooth. The length of a file also affects the coarseness, regardless of the cut. For example a 6″ Bastard Cut is a lot finer than a 12″ Bastard Cut.