The Nicholson type D file handle is 4-7/8″ long and fits tanged hand files that accept a size 1 handle to help provide a secure grip. The size 1 handle can be used with Nicholson 8″ mill, flat, hand, half-round, knife, cantsaw, and crosscut files; 9″ taper files; 10″ taper, hand, warding, knife, and cantsaw files; and 12″ round and square files. The handle is made of wood with a wax finish for durability. It has a metal ferrule that helps provide strength, protects against abrasion, and is nickel-plated to help resist corrosion.
Fits Nicholson hand files:
Hand files are used to remove material and smooth and shape workpieces. They have forward-facing cutting teeth and cut when pushed over either a stationary or rotating workpiece. Single-cut teeth are single rows cut diagonally across the width of the file. Double-cut teeth have two sets of rows cut in opposite directions. American pattern files have three coarseness grades. Coarse, also known as bastard cut, is suitable for efficient, heavy material removal where finish is not a concern. Medium, also known as second cut, offers average material removal and finish quality. Fine, also known as smooth cut, provides the smoothest finish. Swiss pattern files have eight coarseness grades, from 00 (coarse), 0 (medium), and 1 to 6 (fine to finest), offering a smoother finish than equivalent American pattern files. For Swiss pattern files the length of the tool is the length of the blade, not counting the tang, which is the pointed end fitted for a handle; for American pattern files the length of the tool is its entire length, including the tang.
Nicholson manufactures hand tools and power tool accessories. The company is headquartered in Sparks, MD.
Type D wooden file handle with metal ferrule helps provide a secure grip
Size 1 for use with tanged hand files
Length of 4-7/8″