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RS PRO 150mm, Second Cut, Hand Engineers File

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RS PRO Second Cut Flat File, 150 mm

Introducing the second cut flat engineers file with double cut surfaces from our own brand RS PRO, a high quality one piece hand tool ideal for the removal of material and surface finish requirements on machined components.

This professional flat engineer file from RS PRO features a file manufactured from high carbon content steel, offering a highly durable and reliable file with prolonged life that can withstand extensive use in a range of environments. The file features double cut surfaces and edges with one cut on top of the other, allowing for more aggressive removal of stock material with higher pressure achievable. The double cut file also features a second cut coarseness, allowing you to remove stock efficiently whilst producing a smoother finish.

In order to use this file safely and efficiently it must be used with a suitable file handle, such as the RS PRO 150 mm handle: 1611502.

Features and Benefits

• Made with durable high carbon content steel for prolonged life and durability
• Suitable for use with a variety of materials including metal and mild steel
• Double cut surfaces and edges for aggressive removal of stock
• Second cut coarseness for quick removal of stock whilst producing a smoother finish
• Compatible with suitable handles

Common applications

Flat files are a type of hand tool used to cut, shape and deburr a wide range of materials. They include various cut surfaces including single, double and rasp with the addition of varying coarseness including bastard, second and smooth. The combination of cut and coarseness defines the type of finish that can be achieved. Hand files are available in a variety of sizes to cater for specific applications from removing excess stock rapidly to deburring materials with fine detail in tight spaces.

Hand files are used by DIY enthusiasts and professionals from various industries and can be used in a range of applications including:

• Metalwork
• Woodwork
• Welding
• Industrial

What is the difference between a flat file and a hand file?

A flat file and hand file are both similar tools used for deburring and removing material quickly and efficiently. The main difference is that flat files tend to have a tapered end with double-cut surfaces and single cut edges.

What is the coarseness of the file?

The coarseness refers to how rough or smooth the file is depending on how close the teeth are. The main categories of coarseness are coarse, bastard, double cut and smooth. This hand file features second cut coarseness, allowing for material to be filed quickly whilst producing a fairly smooth surface.

How to maintain your file

In order to ensure your files remain sharp and work to their full potential, it is essential to regularly clean and maintain them. A file card or wire brush are recommended as they can remove debris and build up between the teeth of a file efficiently, without damaging them.

Does this include a handle?

This flat file does not include a handle, however, we offer a range of suitable RS PRO file handles such as RS stock no. 1611502.

File TypeEngineers File
Cut TypeSecond Cut