Nicholson Milled-Tooth Files

Average reader rating
5.0
out of 5
Brand:
Lee Valley
Model:
62W14.02
Price:
$30

Description

This milled-tooth file, also known as a float, is 8" long, with one model flat on both sides (62W14.02) or flat on one side and curved on the other (62W14.01).

The edges of each file are smooth, letting you get right up to the edges of things like tenons and will leave the mating shoulders unscathed.

Reader Reviews

Nicholson Milled-tooth file

Review Summary

Unlike traditional files, which are stitched by hand or machine, a milled-tooth file sports large serrated rows of teeth. They work with a true cutting action rather than having a series of staggered teeth each cutting independently of one another. The net result is a float, or milled-tooth file has a fairly rapid cutting action with none of the rough torn-out appearance that comes from many traditional files.
They shear cut the wood fibers, leaving a relatively smooth surface in their wake. In practice I use this file to follow up my #50 patternmaker's rasp. The rasp hogs through the bulk of the work and the float makes things pretty once again. This probably won't be the first or second file you buy, but once you do decide to make the leap you'll be glad that you did.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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