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Michael Gilligan11/07/2018 21:00:19
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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.

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The 'Tension Files' were originally available in three grades: **LINK**

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... and does anyone else remember the plastic-handled round files, which could be bent to shape ?

MichaelG.

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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

Samsaranda11/07/2018 21:18:08
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Shame ABRAFILES are no longer made they were so useful, unfortunately I no longer have any left.

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Spurry12/07/2018 16:16:09
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 11/07/2018 21:00:19:

... and does anyone else remember the plastic-handled round files, which could be bent to shape ?

MichaelG.

 

Like this Michael?

Pete

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Edited By Spurry on 12/07/2018 16:16:45

Fowlers Fury12/07/2018 16:34:20
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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:-

**LINK**

Michael Gilligan12/07/2018 18:22:36
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Posted by Spurry on 12/07/2018 16:16:09:
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 11/07/2018 21:00:19:

... and does anyone else remember the plastic-handled round files, which could be bent to shape ?

MichaelG.

Like this Michael?

Pete

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Just like that, Pete yes

Very useful on occasions, but I always wondered how they achieved both 'bendability' and file characteristics.

... the patent explains that.

MichaelG.

Brian Wood12/07/2018 20:02:40
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Michael,

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

Regards Brian

George Clarihew12/07/2018 22:12:26
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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 smiley, they should last me out.

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