Manual Files

Use to…

  • File burrs from rounded head.
  • File facets onto round shafts.
  • File heads to the next size down.

Buying Tips

  • Buy a variety of sizes for easy access.
  • Buy in varying coarseness.

Safety Tips

  • Always wear [link slug="eye-protection"/].
  • Always wear [link slug="skin-protection"/].
  • Always wear [link slug="impact-protection"/].

Manual Files

If you accidentally smear off the shoulders of a nut or bolt head you can get a second bite at the cherry by grinding that material away. Using standard spanners you go down to the next size (in combined metric/imperial sets this may not be as bad as it sounds). If you own [link slug=”wall-drive”/] spanners you may not need to do any filing but a minor cleanup won’t do any harm.

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