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Indian Tool Manufacturers (ITM) - A Division of Birla Precision Technologies Ltd.,belonging to the Yash Birla Group & Your Partners in Productivity Since 1937. now introduces Dagger Brand Files after carrying out intensive research and development work.
Dagger Brand Files are made from the finest file steel material on State-of-the-Art Production Line. Files teeth are cut with unique, automised, hydro-pneumatically-controlled cutting machines forming equally spaced teeth and uniform depth of cut to ensure consistent cutting quality and desired surface finish. Uniform, well-spherodized steel structure and required carbon rich surface produces uniform hard tooth for longer life.
The shape and size of the work piece, the material it is made of and the desired surface finish will have to be considered for selecting the right file.

HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT FILE ?

FILE TYPES :
Machinist Files : For Stock removal and surface finish on machined components.
Saw Files : For Sharpening wood working saws and similar thin edges such as shaft cutters, blade match lets.
Rasp Files : Used on wood - by pattern / cabinet maters, leather and similar soft materials for rapid stock removal.
Special Files : Designed and used for specific application / materials.
Mill Files : Used for rapid stock removal from any large surface and soft metals.

FILE SHAPES :
The Shape of the material to be filed will determine shape of the Files, e.g. Flat files for flat and concave surface, Round files for enlarging holes, Triangular Files for filing corners and angles etc.

FILE CUTS :
Single Cut : Mostly all saw files are single cut and are used for sharpening and edging application e.g. sharpening of saws where the work piece is hard, point of contact is less and finish is required.
Double Cut : Remove materials from surface and also give surface finish.
Bastard Cut : For stock removal and coarse finish.
2nd Cut : For moderate stock removal and medium to coarse finish.
Smooth Cut : For smooth surface finish.
Rasp Cut : For rapid stock removal from surface or softer materials like wood or leather.

HOW TO SELECT THE FILE CUT ?

The individual cuts are additionally identified by colour coded box labels.
Bastard : GREEN
2nd Cut : YELLOW
Smooth Cut : RED