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What files do you recommend
« on: February 07, 2013, 10:54:04 AM »
Hi guys, been away for awhile and now back. I'm not having any luck with the search function for some reason, probably just doing it wrong. I know you have discussed this at length in the past so I apologize in advance, but what files do you like best? What is your recommendation for the round file for cutters and the flat file for rakers? Seems I have a heck of a time with the raker file I have, seems too fine and doesn't want to take material off as easily or readily as it should. And my current Oregon round files seem to have lost some of their "sharpness" as well. So I'm looking for brand/type/material/coarseness type of information.  Thanks

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Re: What files do you recommend
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 11:02:07 AM »
I like Pferd files from Bailey's, one of the forum sponsors. For flat and round files.
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Re: What files do you recommend
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 03:52:03 PM »
I like pferd, save edge ,and Stihl files. They seem to hold up better than the Oregon files
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Re: What files do you recommend
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 07:49:31 PM »
For a flat file pickup a Nicholson 6 inch, open the package so that you can use it to keep the file in. I got a yr plus out of one, i kept it on the dash of the pickup.
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Re: What files do you recommend
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 07:54:26 PM »
a 6" flat file with no teeth on the edges.  bailey's sells them as raker files.  Save Edge is a real good file, Bailey's Woodsman Pro branded files are decent as well.
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2013, 08:16:05 PM »
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Re: What files do you recommend
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 09:27:57 PM »
Placed an order with Baileys today. They had the Pferd round files on sale, bought a dozen and will give them a try. Also bought a couple of their raker flat files. Thanks for the info guys, and that is a good bookmark CFarm.

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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2013, 08:00:02 AM »
The hardest thing with files is to bring yourself to scrap them when they dull and start to slide.DanG me, but I carefully do my rakers on the bench grinder,chain off. Frank C.
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Re: What files do you recommend
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2013, 09:30:46 AM »
I like the pferd chain sharp combo it does everything at once. :)

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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2013, 04:04:11 PM »
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I like the pferd chain sharp combo it does everything at once. :)
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I have one of those too I love it. File guide and automatic raker depth adjustment.
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Re: What files do you recommend
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2013, 06:23:37 PM »
Pferd from Baileys. Keep the flat file in a case or it will take a beating in the toolbox
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