Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, 70 mm

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  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, 70 mm
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, 70 mm
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, 70 mm
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, 70 mm
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, 70 mm
  • showing the even top surface of the 4 mm thick carbide strips protecting the face of the file guide
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, 70 mm
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, 70 mm
  • Showing how to use the file guide to file even lines in a guard or bolster. Clamp the guard to your scribed line and the file cannot bite into the carbide, enabling a straight accurate line.  (THIS PHOTO IS OF THE V3)
  • Showing a forged stick tang blade in the file guide, the shoulders can now be filed down to be even for a good guard fit. (THIS PHOTO IS OF THE V3)
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, 70 mm
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, 70 mm
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, 70 mm
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, 70 mm
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, 70 mm
  • showing the even top surface of the 4 mm thick carbide strips protecting the face of the file guide
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, 70 mm
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, 70 mm
  • Showing how to use the file guide to file even lines in a guard or bolster. Clamp the guard to your scribed line and the file cannot bite into the carbide, enabling a straight accurate line.  (THIS PHOTO IS OF THE V3)
  • Showing a forged stick tang blade in the file guide, the shoulders can now be filed down to be even for a good guard fit. (THIS PHOTO IS OF THE V3)
$129.00

Description

Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, 70 mm

Looking for a faster way to get perfectly even bevels when grinding blades?

Want perfectly fitting stick-tang blades into the guard or bolster? 

  • 3.9 mm thick carbides screwed on, HRC 78
  • Non-magnetic, steel dust does not stick to it
  • Stainless ,will not rust
  • All screws are recessed into the  body for easy access on flat platen
  • Accepts up to 70 mm wide blades, up to 40 mm thick blades and guards
  • Guide pins are hardened steel for an even more sturdy construction and less chance of jamming

The file guide is used by clamping the blade between the jaws, enabling you to precision file both sides of the blade dead even using files or a grinder. The benefits are blade bevels starting perfectly even, and stick tang shoulders being dead square and even for perfect bolster fit.

Or anything else you need to file two sides to be the same on..

The file guide is in solid stainless steel, and will not rust when dunked in water during grinding to keep the blade cool. Steel dust will not stick to the non-magnetic steel.

The face is protected by carbide strips, which only diamond or other exceptionally hard tools will scratch. These are 78 HRC and very hard but: NOTICE ceramic belts can and will damage carbide. This tools is for use with hand tools, or normal aluminum oxide belts if using a grinder. The carbides are 3.9 mm thick and can be replaced if required.

The carbide strips are recessed slightly down into the stainless steel for added protection. This way the strips will not be knocked off, or be under pressure when clamping a blade in the file guide. This also ensures there is less pressure on the carbide strip when clamping in a blade as they back onto a shoulder of steel.

The file guide accepts up to 70 mm wide blades (2.75"), and up to 40 mm (1.6") thick blades.

This version (v4.1) comes with hardened steel guide pins and in a custom box with the allen keys required. *New April 2019*

Dimensions are 100 mm x 15 mm x 65 mm in size, made from solid 12 x 12 mm stainless steel and accepts up to a 40 mm thick blade/guide after feedback from the Australian knife maker community, for allowing bigger guards to be filed.

Note this fits on both sides of the platen of for instance the Noob Grinder/Shopmate as the long bolts only point inwards when used on the right side of the platen, where there is space for them. When grinding on the left side of the platen, the bolts point towards you, and the recessed bolt heads make sure you have access on both sides.

The file guide has the CreativeMan.com.au logo laser etched on one side.

Note this is a precision hand tool and can be hard to open the first few times. As any file guide it needs to be screwed on firmly and evenly, letting the guide pins do their job.

 

Check out CreativeMan.com.au for more tools and supplies for blade makers.

 

 

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9 Reviews

  • 5
    Precision Tool

    Posted by Oliver Milutinovic on 15th Aug 2019

    It does exactly what was advertised. I gave it a workout on one of my forged blades. Perfect, allowed me to clean up the area between the shoulder and tang junction and move on with the job at hand.

  • 5
    Carbide file guide

    Posted by Tom Atkinson on 15th Aug 2019

    Top quality workmanship the file guide is exactly as advertized. Very quick delivery considering they are made to order. Also the with the carbide faces being bolted on rather than glued it has no problems with unsquare stock.

  • 5
    Excellent product

    Posted by Glenn Sinclair on 10th Jul 2019

    Great quick service

  • 5
    Carbide Faced File Guide,

    Posted by Peter Roberts on 27th Jun 2019

    Fantastic bit of gear, good for defining ricasso,bevels cleanly.. good value .. I like the feature of replaceable - if needed carbide faces-- Thanks

  • 5
    Just a damn goof file guide

    Posted by Doug Boyd on 25th Jun 2019

    I have only got to use it once, but the design is good and the dang thing works just like it is supposed to.

  • 5
    CARBIDE FACED FILE GUID

    Posted by warwick on 17th Jun 2019

    Quality item. Works VERY well.

  • 5
    Great Tool!

    Posted by B. Kastell on 24th May 2019

    Perfect tool, perfect quality, perfect service, quick delivery even half across the globe.
    Thanks a lot from Germany!

  • 5
    Steve Thompson

    Posted by Steve Thompson on 1st Apr 2019

    Very well made, helps create perfect plunge lines, Bjorn went above and beyond to help me receive my file guide in a timely manner, very impressed with the guide and service

  • 5
    Awesome product

    Posted by Rob on 5th Mar 2019

    Great bit of gear

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