Posts Tagged ‘Saw files’

Saw files–lasting qualities

To read more about saw files on our Common Woodworking site, click here. I use saw and flat files of different types considerably because we have fifty student saws that need sharpening regularly and of course if a saw file barely sharpens a single saw nowadays that makes DIY saw sharpening prohibitively expensive. I bought…

Read More

Saw files, saved edges and recycling files

To read more about saw files on our Common Woodworking site, click here. Saw files from the US going down the cheap tubes I suppose there is a possibility that I sharpen more saws than most woodworkers do because for about twenty years I have sharpened the saws students use and then again I have…

Read More

Nicholson saw files still no good

Nicholson edge fracture failure  I want to resurrect my article posted a few months back warning people NOT TO BUY Nicholson saw files from any sources such as The Home Depot or Lowes or any general hardware stores any more. At The Woodworking Shows show last week I had one Nicholson file left over and…

Read More

Making a saw file handle in two minutes

OK, you are buying files in Europe and they are for the main part all double ended so you get two files for the price and material content of one. Most people use only about four inches of a saw file because that’s all the length required to get the cutting edge they need for…

Read More

Nicholson Saw Files Proving Ever Faulty

On a more negative front I tried yet another Nicholson saw file with the worst results ever. By the time I had passed it 1” along the saw, and this is brand new and unused, the corners, all three of them, had fractured, rendering the saw file useless for any further cuts. This is poor…

Read More

Assorted saw files

To read more about saw files on our Common Woodworking site, click here. 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…

Read More

Saw files revisited – Bahco raises the bar

To read more about saw files on our Common Woodworking site, click here. As you know I posted recently on Nicholson’s retrograde step in forsaking their US roots and reputation in pursuit of exploitation of cheaply produced files and in the process compromised their world-renowned quality. Their files are regularly produced bent and fractious, rendering…

Read More