Welcome to the The Garage Journal Board forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   The Garage Journal Board > The Tools > General Tool Discussion

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-08-2010, 07:22 AM   #1
emeraldcoupe
Senior Member
 
emeraldcoupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: spring hill florida
Posts: 1,661
Default wood vs metal files, how to tell the difference?

maybe a dumb question but at the fleas when looking at a bunch of files how do you tell the woodworking files from the metalworking ones? are they marked?
emeraldcoupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 01:14 PM   #2
kbs2244
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 6,451
Default Re: wood vs metal files, how to tell the difference?

There no wood "files."
They are "rasps."
And the teeth are very large and rough.
They are for removing a lot of wood.
When wood workers want to do fine wood removal they use sandpaper.
kbs2244 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 04-08-2010, 01:17 PM   #3
Mickey O
Senior Member
 
Mickey O's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 5,846
Default Re: wood vs metal files, how to tell the difference?

W = Wood, M = Metal, just make sure you're holding the file right side up.
__________________
.


Cheap tools are for chumps.

...the wealthy can currently “accumulate many millions of dollars in these accounts, substantially more than is needed to fund reasonable levels of retirement saving.”
Mickey O is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 01:18 PM   #4
emeraldcoupe
Senior Member
 
emeraldcoupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: spring hill florida
Posts: 1,661
Default Re: wood vs metal files, how to tell the difference?

thanks. i bought a small toolbox with 30 different files in it for $40.
emeraldcoupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 01:45 PM   #5
emeraldcoupe
Senior Member
 
emeraldcoupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: spring hill florida
Posts: 1,661
Default Re: wood vs metal files, how to tell the difference?

here's what i picked up. all USA made, nicholson,heller,and simonds.the box is an old metal wards powercraft. the couple in the front are made in india/china.



emeraldcoupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 04:43 PM   #6
superautobacs
Senior Member
 
superautobacs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 2,672
Default Re: wood vs metal files, how to tell the difference?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mickey O View Post
W = Wood, M = Metal, just make sure you're holding the file right side up.




You can use regular mill bastard, single/double/#1,2,3 cuts on wood. Like someone else mentioned, rasps produce a faster removal rate. For finer stuff, like curvatures, riffler files are used.
superautobacs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 05:17 PM   #7
woody 73
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Columbus,Ohio
Posts: 5,520
Default Re: wood vs metal files, how to tell the difference?

Not to confuse you anymore but be careful they make files just for use on aluminum and they look like a wood rasp file.
woody 73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:46 AM.