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#1 chieffan ONLINE  

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Posted August 28, 2017 - 06:47 PM

Bought a flat of files at an auction yesterday.  Usually files are well used or beyond at auction.  This flat had 4 new looking files laying on the bottom.  Also was this tool.  About 1/2" square and about8" long.  Patented Dec.4 1928.

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I saw one in a hardware store a couple years ago and didn't buy it.  Now cannot locate one anywhere - till this one showed up.


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Posted August 28, 2017 - 07:07 PM

Thread file. For cleaning up old crusty or damaged threads on bolts and studs.

 

https://www.amazon.c...e/dp/B001T4KRHC

 

 

The are pretty handy to have for working on old rusty stuff. You should see the big pile of files I bought at an auction a couple weeks ago. lol. The box had to weigh 20lbs. Out of that 20lbs of files I saved a little over 1/2 of the box. Most of the large files were rusted to bad BUT I have something in mind that they can be used for. 


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Posted August 28, 2017 - 07:10 PM

That is a thread file for cleaning up external threads. Think I see a number 11 and number 12 at the end of the files near the center. That is the threads per inch. Great tool for restoring mashed threads. There are 2 different versions for Imperial threads giving 16 different tpi plus metric versions I don't have.

File is used perpendicular to the threaded shaft. Register 1/2 the file on good threads and use the other 1/2 on the damaged threads. Work your way around the shaft.

 

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Posted August 28, 2017 - 07:19 PM

Yep, this one is for SAE 11,12,13,14,16,18,20,24.  Would like to find one is US Standard and a Metric one.  Will keep looking.   Those on Amazon are pricy and takes 4 tools to get the 8 cuts. 


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Posted August 28, 2017 - 07:21 PM

Yep.  Thread file.  I have a set of those, SAE and metric. 


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Posted August 28, 2017 - 07:44 PM

An old trick to clean and sharpen old files is to put them in a bath of old battery acid. It actually works. The time in the bath depends on how good the acid is. I then dunked in baking soda and water and then into old kerosene. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted August 28, 2017 - 08:21 PM

Knife makers like to buy bad files.
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Posted August 28, 2017 - 08:46 PM

Yep, this one is for SAE 11,12,13,14,16,18,20,24.  Would like to find one is US Standard and a Metric one.  Will keep looking.   Those on Amazon are pricy and takes 4 tools to get the 8 cuts. 

Check with your local welding supplier. We get ours at work from A&B Welding Supply. 

 

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Posted August 28, 2017 - 10:54 PM

On the farm we dealt with a tons of 20 TPI bolts so we have one with only that size..  I also have the SAE multi version..  If the thing is that toasted it gets replaced in my book..



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Posted August 29, 2017 - 03:08 AM

And I thought it was gong to be something hard to identify! Wait, What? How long this boy been on the planet!



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Posted August 29, 2017 - 08:26 AM

I also have a set of those, SAE and metric. Haven't used mine in years though.



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Posted August 29, 2017 - 08:39 AM

yup a great tool to have when your in a pinch to save the only bolt you have that fits just right.



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Posted August 29, 2017 - 09:05 AM

Yep, this one is for SAE 11,12,13,14,16,18,20,24.  Would like to find one is US Standard and a Metric one.  Will keep looking.   Those on Amazon are pricy and takes 4 tools to get the 8 cuts. 

This set shows on sale at Napa for $68.99 part # SER972 - made by Kastar

 

Couldn't past a link so here are pictures of the set and contenets - gives you taps, dies and files - just a suggestion

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