Handle, Wood: drive-on short ferrule

USA Made Wooden Handles Short Ferrule Drive-on Style




a)    All files should be used with a handle
This is a general guide only because the tang sizes on files vary by file manufacturer
The file should fit in the handle so the base of the handle is either solidly touching the shoulder of the file or very close. No more than 10% of the length of the tang should be seen with the handle securely attached.
The handle is considered secure when it can not be pulled off the file by hand by the operator.

The following is a general guide only, because the tang sizes on files vary by file manufacturer. Oddly enough there are lots of government specifications on the files themselves but none on the tang portion other than what hardness they should be.

Made of New England hardwood to avoid splitting and is varnish coated. The ‘short ferrule’ style is of light construction. The file handle driven on with a hammer is the most economical of all wooden handles intended for a one time use.

                                           For File Length                                                              USA Made            Qty./Box            Wt./Box

For 4” (100mm) thin tang files – see below recommendation                        30301                      36              1.6 lb/0.72 kg
For 4” (100mm) ‘A’ type files and 6” 150mm) ‘B’ type see below                     30302                      36              2.0 lb/0.91 kg
For 6” (150mm) ‘A’ type files and 8” (200mm) ‘B’ type see below                    30303                      36              2.5 lb/1.13 kg
For 8” (200mm) ‘A’ type files and 10” (250mm) ‘B’ type see below                  30304                      36              3.2 lb/1.45 kg
For 10” (250mm) ‘A’ type files and 12” (300mm) ‘B’ type see below                30305                      36              4.2 lb/1.90 kg

RECOMMENDATION: Type “A” is for large tang files such as Flat, Hand, Mill, Knife, Warding or Half Round and all shapes other than for type “B” which is for thin tang files like Round, Square, Three Square, and Taper.


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