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What is this file called and where can I get one?

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  • #575991

    jzmtl
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    Montreal, QC

    So I have this old file and it’s getting dull, but I have no idea what it’s called and where to buy one. I even went to tool shops and the floor guy has no idea either.

    Well I sorta know, similar ones are used in ski tuning and called panzer file, but searching panzer file only brings up ski shops which doesn’t really help.

    #575999

    Sprokitz
    Pro
    Eastern shore of, Pa

    That’s a flat ” Mill Tooth” file. You can also get 1/2 round and almost certain a flexible file in that style.

    Search “Mill Curved Tooth” there’s a bunch of different ones on Amazon

    #576008

    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    That’s a flat ” Mill Tooth” file. You can also get 1/2 round and almost certain a flexible file in that style.

    Search “Mill Curved Tooth” there’s a bunch of different ones on Amazon

    Thanks! Milled tooth file returned lots of results, actually Lee Valley has one, I’ll add it to the shopping list. 😀

    #576027

    Doobie
    Pro

    LV. While they don’t have every possible tool, they generaly will have the ones that matter,

    #576123

    You can also try looking for a “float file”.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #576125

    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    LV. While they don’t have every possible tool, they generaly will have the ones that matter,

    Yeah the biggest problem is knowing what the damn thing is called so I know what to look for.

    #576198

    You can also try looking for a “float file”.

    What is a float file . Is it flat on all sides .

    Always willing to learn .

    #576212

    You can also try looking for a “float file”.

    What is a float file . Is it flat on all sides .

    Commonly used in plane making to make a flat surface inside the mouth and where the iron sits. Typically just called a float, but if you google that you get many off topic subjects. I am sure there are other uses for them, but, in essence, it is just another type of file. They make ones meant for metal too, often used in body work. You can get them in different profiles.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #576214

    Lie-Nielsen sells some nice Floats…

    Orange County, CA

    #576220

    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    Hmm according to wikipedia a float can be resharpened. I actually tried it on mine but didn’t turn out well. I suppose the straight teeth on floats would be easier.

    #576256

    You can also try looking for a “float file”.

    What is a float file . Is it flat on all sides .

    Commonly used in plane making to make a flat surface inside the mouth and where the iron sits. Typically just called a float, but if you google that you get many off topic subjects. I am sure there are other uses for them, but, in essence, it is just another type of file. They make ones meant for metal too, often used in body work. You can get them in different profiles.

    Thank you for that bit of knowledge . I just learned some new today .

    Always willing to learn .

    #576307

    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    That’s a flat ” Mill Tooth” file. You can also get 1/2 round and almost certain a flexible file in that style.

    Search “Mill Curved Tooth” there’s a bunch of different ones on Amazon

    You can also try looking for a “float file”.

    What is a float file . Is it flat on all sides .

    Commonly used in plane making to make a flat surface inside the mouth and where the iron sits. Typically just called a float, but if you google that you get many off topic subjects. I am sure there are other uses for them, but, in essence, it is just another type of file. They make ones meant for metal too, often used in body work. You can get them in different profiles.

    I don’t believe I have heard of float file or even seen one before. I will have check this out.

    Greg

    instagram.com/gregtokley/

    #576337

    Sprokitz
    Pro
    Eastern shore of, Pa

    You can also try looking for a “float file”.

    Ah.. float, that was the other name I couldn’t think of when I replied yesterday. Here’s a nice selection……
    http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/iwasaki-carving-files.aspx

    #576344

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    @jzmtl we use them in the shop, we call them vixen files, great on aluminum,
    They even come in different width, and shapes.

    #576350

    jzmtl
    Pro
    Montreal, QC

    @jzmtl we use them in the shop, we call them vixen files, great on aluminum,
    They even come in different width, and shapes.

    Haha, I did search for vixen files before posting the thread, but with the word vixen in it, there were a lot of unrelated results.

    Yeah they are awesome for non-ferrous metal.

    #576357

    Boschmanbrian
    Pro
    Montreal , QC, Canada

    @jzmtl we use them in the shop, we call them vixen files, great on aluminum,
    They even come in different width, and shapes.

    Haha, I did search for vixen files before posting the thread, but with the word vixen in it, there were a lot of unrelated results.

    Yeah they are awesome for non-ferrous metal.

    Lol , I just logged on to the computer , sorry I could not see the name of the file on my phone , it actually says vixen right on the handle , and those are the exact same thing we use , I will text you tomorrow 🙂

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