Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Smooth up inside curves
I bought half a dozen Nicholson files from Home Depot last summer. This one is good for smoothing out inside curves, taking burrs off the inside edges of cut pipe.
Don't try to use them bare, you'll stab yourself in the palm with the tang (just trust me on this OK?) Either buy the cheap plastic handles, or make your own. I turned a few by chucking up a blank in my little drill press and pretending it was a lathe, and that works well. Then when i had access to a lathe again, I had more fun turning handles on the lathe and using bits of salvaged copper water pipe for ferrules.
Buy a file card, or at least a fine brass brush so you can keep them clean.
May 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TriggerMan Performed the task quickly!
Needed to "adjust" misaligned bolt holes in an exhaust bracket in order to hang the cross-over pipe to the rear of the Harley's transmission case. The round file worked quickly and was easy to use ......even though there was no handle available in the store at the time. Would prefer to see this file for sale with a handle as well as without.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robert Used this to file cork ID
I had purchased this file with the intent on using it to file some cork to open up the ID of a hole. The file itself worked perfectly however it was a little hard to use without a handle on the end of it which I could've purchased separately but I didn't.
May 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by redbluff A good value
Fits squarely in your hands for a nice, sold feel.
January 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GeorgeA2 EXCELLENT File and a great value.
This is an exceptional file with great material removal ability!
Very good pricing.
August 13, 2013