Iwasaki - File 150mm Flat Medium Cut
Iwasaki files cut with surprising speed and yet leave a smooth surface due to the manner in which the teeth are milled and chemically etched. Combine that with the diagonal groove pattern, the...
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- Teeth are milled and chemically etched
- Built in chip-breakers to help prevent clogging
- Safety edged
- Suitable for all types woods or plastics, their aggressive action provides short detail strokes with
- Chose from Medium, fine and extra fine tooth
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From the first time woodworkers tried sandpaper-on-glass sharpening, they’ve wrestled with the fact that most abrasives can’t stand up long against steel. The Work Sharp’s plate and guide design accelerates the effect. The consistent touch point quickly wears away a ring of abrasive, especially when using the coarsest grits. Worn paper encourages the user to press harder, which doesn’t make sharpening any faster and overtaxes the machine.
a STELLAR item!
Absolutely superior to any file or rasp I have ever used. After tossing my Shurforms, Microplanes and cheap rasps in disgust, I was delighted to start my collection of these wonders. Fine is really medium, and Medium is really course - however even the Medium will give you a smooth finish except for little high ridges that sand off easily. This small file is so aggressive that I often prefer it to the larger version which requires two hands to use. The refined and polished chip-breaker edge design is so sharp and effective, it will please a master machinist. It's highly resistant to clogging. I only wish they offered a 2-sided fine/medium combination.
Super effective design
A light touch does seem to work best and of course filing down the grain instead of cross-grain leaves a smoother surface. Be sure to protect file surfaces by storing in some kind of cover...these are very fine edged sharp instruments and deserve care. I have both of the med. cut 150's - the dipped handle is a nice feature...and the flat 2-sided file is a stellar bargain. I also have the flat 200mm medium which has a much more agressive cut...watch the video...these things take stock down with amazing speed and ease. I strongly recommend these files to anyone interested in and working with hand tools.
I also bought the half round medium cut file and both are great additions to the shop. Very sharp and give a good quality cut.
Great for Shaping.
This works twice has fast as my other rasps of this cut.
Iwasaki Carving File 150mm Flat Medium C
small but useful