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Round Hand File 10” (12 pcs)

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A round hand file is a type of metalworking tool characterized by its semi-circular cross-sectional shape. One side of the file is flat, while the other side is rounded, forming a half-circle. This design allows the file to be versatile, as it can be used for both flat and curved surfaces. Half-round hand files are commonly employed in various metalworking and woodworking applications for shaping, smoothing, and refining surfaces by removing material through abrasion.

1. Material: Alloy steel

2. Bi-material (PP + TPR) handle

3. Sand blasting with anti-rust oil

4. Drawing force: ≥54N

5. Packed by double blister

KSh 6,980.00 KSh 7,480.00

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Round Hand File Uses

  1. Smoothing and Shaping Edges:
    • Half-round files are effective for smoothing and shaping the edges of metal or wood materials. The flat side is useful for flat surfaces, while the rounded side works well for curves and concave shapes.
  2. Deburring:
    • Removing burrs and sharp edges from metal or wood components is a common task. The rounded side of the file is particularly useful for deburring curved or rounded edges.
  3. Filing Inside Curves:
    • The curved side of the file allows it to fit into concave surfaces, making it suitable for filing inside curves or channels where other files may not reach as easily.
  4. Finishing and Polishing:
    • Half-round files are often used in finishing work, helping achieve a smooth and polished surface on metal or wood. They can be employed for refining the final shape and ensuring a professional finish.
  5. Metalworking:
    • In metalworking, half-round files are used for tasks such as shaping and fitting metal parts, creating notches, or refining the contours of metal components.
  6. Woodworking:
    • Woodworkers use half-round files to shape and smooth wood surfaces. They are valuable for creating curves, rounding edges, and achieving the desired contours in wooden projects.
  7. Jewelry Making:
    • Jewelers use half-round files to shape and refine metal in the creation of jewelry. The versatility of the file allows for precision work on small and intricate details.
  8. Model Making:
    • Model builders often use half-round files to shape and detail various materials, including plastics and metals, in the construction of models and prototypes.
  9. General DIY Tasks:
    • Half-round files can be handy for various do-it-yourself (DIY) tasks around the house, such as filing down protruding screws, smoothing rough edges on furniture, or shaping materials for home improvement projects.
  10. Automotive Work:
    • In automotive repair and fabrication, half-round files are useful for shaping and refining metal components, removing burrs, and fitting parts together.
SKU: AHS11488 Category:

size

10″

Safety measures and precautions

  1. Eye Protection:
    • Wear safety glasses or goggles to protect your eyes from flying debris, metal shavings, or wood particles that may be generated during filing.
  2. Hand Protection:
    • Use appropriate hand protection, such as work gloves, to shield your hands from potential cuts, abrasions, or splinters.
  3. Secure Workpiece:
    • Ensure that the workpiece is securely clamped or held in place to prevent it from moving unexpectedly while filing. A stable workpiece reduces the risk of accidents.
  4. Proper Body Position:
    • Maintain a stable and balanced body position while filing. Stand or sit securely, and avoid awkward postures that could lead to loss of balance or strain.
  5. File in the Right Direction:
    • File in a direction away from your body to minimize the risk of injury. This helps prevent accidental slips that could result in cuts or other injuries.
  6. Firm Grip:
    • Hold the file with a firm and comfortable grip. A secure hold reduces the likelihood of the file slipping out of your hand and causing injury.
  7. File Maintenance:
    • Ensure that the file is in good condition. Inspect it for any damage, such as chips or dull edges. A well-maintained file is safer and more effective.
  8. Appropriate File Size:
    • Choose the right size of the file for the task at hand. Using a file that is too large or too small for the job may compromise control and safety.
  9. Take Breaks:
    • If the filing task is prolonged, take regular breaks to avoid fatigue. Fatigue can lead to loss of focus and increased risk of accidents.
  10. Environmental Considerations:
    • Work in a well-ventilated area to avoid inhaling dust or fumes generated during filing. Use a dust mask if necessary, especially when working with materials that produce fine particles.
  11. Use the Entire Length of the File:
    • When filing, distribute the pressure along the entire length of the file. Avoid concentrating force on one area, as this can lead to uneven wear and increase the risk of breakage.
  12. Follow Manufacturer’s Recommendations:
    • Adhere to the manufacturer’s guidelines and recommendations for the specific type of file you are using. This includes information on proper usage, maintenance, and any safety considerations unique to the file.

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