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Bahco saw files
I felt so confident about the Bahco files that I bought in several. I have always liked the two in one double-ended files because on handsaws and tenon saws with 9 or more teeth per inch run you use much shorter strokes and need no more than 3” of file cut to work with. This really makes sense to me as the file held in the handle means much less wastage of good file steel.
These at left are how we all remember UK files. They are Bahco also and a lot cheaper than the plastic handled ones. Don’t want to get into pricing and such, but Toolcity had very favourable prices.
As you can see, I bought a mixed bag of files including two more of the 8” double-ended files I shared about this past week. So far I have sharpened 20 mixed handsaws using only one half of the file and it is still cutting crisp, sharp saw teeth although I can feel the difference now between when I started.
I wanted some smaller files for cutting 20 PPI saws and for filing smaller auger bits too for which they are simply ideal. I have several fine saws with small teeth people sent for sharpening so I want to do that before I leave for the US next week.
Also, the Toolcity guys (UK) delivered the goods fast. I ordered at 6pm Wednesday and they arrived at 9am today. Well wrapped and protected and exactly as ordered with free shipping.