|Michael Gilligan||11/07/2018 21:00:19|
11609 forum posts
I was pleased to receive a short acknowledgement on p43
For the benefit of anyone who is interested ...
The patent, GB661824 (A), can be found here: **LINK**
... and it surely a novel use of case-hardening.
The 'Tension Files' were originally available in three grades: **LINK**
... and does anyone else remember the plastic-handled round files, which could be bent to shape ?
P.S. To the best of my knowledge, genuine ABRAFILES have not been manufactured for several years, so any on the market will be 'old stock'.
Edited By Michael Gilligan on 11/07/2018 21:02:02
470 forum posts
Shame ABRAFILES are no longer made they were so useful, unfortunately I no longer have any left.
|155 forum posts|
Like this Michael?
Edited By Spurry on 12/07/2018 16:16:45
|Fowlers Fury||12/07/2018 16:34:20|
247 forum posts
Likewise, my genuine Abrafiles gave up the ghost years ago. But I've since used these Vitrex saw blades with reasonable success in my (powerful) scroll saw:-
|Michael Gilligan||12/07/2018 18:22:36|
11609 forum posts
Just like that, Pete
Very useful on occasions, but I always wondered how they achieved both 'bendability' and file characteristics.
... the patent explains that.
|Brian Wood||12/07/2018 20:02:40|
|1631 forum posts|
I found some at RS maybe 25 years ago, described as flexible round files. Checking their website they are now listed as discontinued so I had better make my two last a bit longer. Such useful things
They had blue handles. Item 546-685 was described at 3 mm diameter and it's mate 546-691 was listed as 4.5 mm diameter
I had hoped they were still available but sadly not
|George Clarihew||12/07/2018 22:12:26|
|70 forum posts|
Found a nest of them nice files in a cupboard at work the other day and the boss said chuck them so I did, right into the red wheelie bin that I drive to work in , they should last me out.
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