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Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5

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  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5
  • 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, v5
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5
  • 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, v5
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5
  • 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, v5
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5
  • 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)
$149.00

Description

Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5  

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 (v5) comes with hardened steel guide pins and in a custom box with the allen keys required and tapped for the bench vice attachment.

Dimensions are 100 mm x 15 mm x 65 mm in size, main body 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. The carbide strips are 80 x 10.1 x 3.9 mm each.

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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19 Reviews

  • 5
    Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless SteelV%

    Posted by Gerard O'Neill on 22nd Jan 2021

    Used on two knife projects straight away. Excellent quality with precision fit and finish!

  • 5
    Extremely Impressed !

    Posted by Dustin on 21st Jan 2021

    My file guild came in a timely fashion. The packaging and presentation was amazing! The precision and craftsmanship is excellent! I look forward to the advantage this file guide will give me for many years to come. Thanks, Creative man

  • 5
    Carbide Faced File Guide,

    Posted by Stefano Pinna on 21st Jan 2021

    Super file guide exactly what I was looking for

  • 5
    carbide faced file guide

    Posted by RAY HUNT on 17th Jan 2021

    the product was shipped quickly & in good working order

  • 5
    ecxellent tool

    Posted by Bruno Staub on 9th Nov 2020

    very precise and tough.

  • 5
    A beautiful tool to use and made extremely well love it

    Posted by Ian Crump on 24th Oct 2020

    A very nice tool just great for knife making

  • 5
    Huge range of action

    Posted by Rob Hayes on 21st Oct 2020

    Perfect for doing integrals! The super long threads on this product give it a great range of use

  • 5
    File guide

    Posted by Unknown on 14th Oct 2020

    Great product, loved the packaging. Exceeded my expectations with quality and posting time. Nice work creative man!

  • 5
    File Guide

    Posted by Mark Jones on 6th Oct 2020

    This tool is a precision piece of equipment and would recommend it to any knife maker.

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