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Hand, Parallel
Hand, Parallel

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Similar to flat files but tapered in thickness only with one safe edge. This uncut edge allows one surface to be filed without damaging an adjoining surface.

For jobs that do not require the accuracy of Swiss Precision Files, American Pattern Files will provide the best results. Lengths given are length of cut only, exclusive of tangs.

Length Width x Thickness Available Cuts
6" 5/8" x 5/32" Smooth
8" 25/32" x 7/32" Bastard, Second, Smooth
10" 31/32" x 1/4" Bastard, Second, Smooth

Item# Item Name Our Price Qty Add
770-1037 Hand, Parallel (10" Bastard)
770-1038 Hand, Parallel (10" Second)
770-1039 Hand, Parallel (10" Smooth)
770-0639 Hand, Parallel (6" Smooth)
770-0837 Hand, Parallel (8" Bastard)
770-0838 Hand, Parallel (8" Second)
770-0839 Hand, Parallel (8" Smooth)
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The cut of the file refers to how fine its teeth are. They are defined as, from roughest to smoothest: bastard, second, and smooth.

Comparison of Cuts:

American Bastard Cut —is equivalent to— Swiss 00 Cut
American Second Cut —is equivalent to— Swiss 0 Cut
American Smooth Cut —is equivalent to— Swiss 2 Cut

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