Swiss Pattern Files
Die Maker Rifflers
Die Sinker Files - 3
|Flat Files / Plana Punta / Plate
Use: Favored for use in factories, machine shops, and
garages because of its ability to work on iron, steel etc... and quick removal
of stock from plain surfaces.
|Hand Files / Plana Paralela / Plate
Use: For work on high alloy tool steels. The safe
(uncut) edge permits filing one surface without damaging an adjoining
|Half Round Files / Media Cana /
Use: The half round side (front) makes this file ideal
for getting into rounded holes, concave corners, crevices, etc. Also can be
used on flat surfaces.
|Round Files / Redonda / Ronde
Use: Designed for enlarging circular holes, moldings,
concave surfaces, and rounded grooves,
|Three Square Files / Trangular /
Use: For cleaning out corners, filing angles, taps and
cutters. Also used on flat surfaces.
|Square Files / Cuadrada /
Use: For filing grooves, square holes, inside corners,
and for finishing cutting tools. Larger sizes frequently preferred to
correspond with Flat Files because of heavier sections and four filing
|Warding Files / Plana Delgada / Plate
Use: Widely used by locksmiths for filing the wards in
locks and keys. Also used in narrow spaces where other files will not
|Knife Files / Cuchillo /
Use: Primarily used by tool and die makers dealing with
|Aluminum Files Type "A" Flat
Use: Designed specifically for use on aluminum and other
|Aluminum Files Type "A" Half
Use: Same as Flat Aluminum.
|All Purpose (Handy) File
Use: Has many purposes such as sharpening hoes, lawn
mower blades, sharpening metals, and smoothing
Use: Manufactured especially for the plastics industry.
Special designed teeth and gullets for faster, easier and longer cutting. Will
not clog as fast as an ordinary Mill File.
Use: Special designed chip breakers permit extra fast
stock removal while still giving a smooth finish.
|Long Angle Lathe Files
Use: Designed for all metals to achieve a smooth
Use: For dressing distributor points and for cleaning
contact points of spark plugs, magnetos, switches,