Length does not include the tang.. Use a double-cut file to file brass, bronze, copper, and tin. Different types of files for metal work. They do not include a handle.. Free shipping on selected items. Curved rows of teeth on both faces clear chips and create a scratch-free finish. HAND FILE: Used for general filing of metals such as steel. SHARING, TRANSFERRING, REDISTRIBUTING or RESELLING the images/files is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. You'll find new or used products in Curved-Cut Filing Tools on eBay. The edges don’t have teeth, protecting adjacent surfaces when filing. Flexible files bend to access hard-to-reach spots. NO PHYSICAL ITEMS will be sent and no refunds or exchanges will be accepted due to the electronic nature of this item. Curved Flap Wristlet Cut File This Download Includes: A zip File that includes - SVG file, DXF file, PNG file (can be traced in some design software) and PDF. They have forward-facing cutting teeth and cut when pushed over either a stationary or rotating workpiece. A normal hand file with its flat cutting edges is unsuitable for filing curved surfaces. These tough metals should be filed with a double-cut file as they are strong enough to withstand the metal and/or alloy. A double-cut file has two sets of diagonal rows of teeth.The second set of teeth is cut in the opposite diagonal direc-tion, and on top of the first set. Also known as auto-body and milled-tooth files. It has curved-cut teeth for fast cutting action, with a rake and pitch that help minimize filings caught between teeth (also called pinning), for a smooth finish on metals. The 8” Mill Curved Tooth File is an 8 inch curved-tooth flat metal file tool known for its long life and fast cutting capabilities. Rasp-cut files can be used for wood as well as lead and aluminum. Single-cut files are often used with light pressure to produce a smooth surface finish or to put a keen edge on knives, shears or saws. They are rectangular in section and are the most common type of file used in workshops. The Nicholson flat utility hand file is 12" long and has a rectangular shape with curved standard pattern teeth on one side and curved smooth pattern teeth on the other side for smoothing and shaping straight surfaces. HALF ROUND FILE: Used for filing curved surfaces. The most commonly used, and the most useful hand file for metal is a medium cut 2 file, (Cut 0 = course, Cut 4 = fine) this general purpose file removes material quickly, and leaves only light markings which can be easily removed later on in the polishing and finishing process. Rigid files have a tang that fits into a handle. Shop eBay for great deals on Curved-Cut Filing Tools. The tang can be used with an optional handle for secure gripping (sold separately). It has curved-cut teeth for fast cutting action with a smooth finish on metals. Choose a rasp-cut for rough cuts of soft materials, and a curved-cut file for automotive body work. These files are great to use on soft materials such as tin or sheet metal while also being useful for unhardened steel, lead, copper, zinc and brass, where it will leave a very smooth surface. Hand files are used to remove material and smooth and shape workpieces.