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Parallel Machine Files

Supplier in UK ?

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Smike25/11/2018 23:32:39
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Trying to locate a supplier in UK for files for my bench filing machine. Any ideas anyone ?

thanks for your help

Brian Wood26/11/2018 08:50:39
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For round files, use chainsaw files. As for others, you will have to research those yourself



Neil Wyatt26/11/2018 10:08:56
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They are very hard to source in the UK, most people resort to importing from the US. It might be possible to buy direct from a Swiss manufacturer.


daveb26/11/2018 19:02:46
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You need to search for PARALLEL MACHINE FILES. Good luck with that!

I had the same problem about 12 years ago, easier to get bull feathers! I eventually bought some from Federal file co in the USA for my bench machine (files, not feathers), they are a similar size to Swiss files. (I have an unused set of these PM if interested). I could not find any new or used files for my large filer so I bought a set of Swedish files (no particular reason for buying Swedish except the shop had a set in stock that looked as if it would do) 12", round, flat, square, tri, half round, etc. I cut off the non parallel parts and ground the ends to fit my machine, 60 degree point at bottom, 1" square tang at top to fit chuck, cuts on down stroke. Medium or coarse files are better, you will die of old age if you use fine files on these machines. If you haven't used a filing machine before, hold downs are essential if you value your fingertips.

Harold Hall designed a small filing machine some years ago, he made some suggestions on modifying standard files, should be some info on his website. Daveb

Colin G28/11/2018 09:13:11
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‘Smike’ I sent you a message 2 days ago, still unread.

Please log in on this site and go to your inbox. Colin

OuBallie29/11/2018 11:20:34
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Harold Hall has details of converting normal files to work on filing machines.

Geoff - Slowly recovering from my '111' ordeal early this year, and resulting 6 visits to hospital.

Edited By OuBallie on 29/11/2018 11:21:54

Edited By OuBallie on 29/11/2018 11:22:35

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