Hello everyone, I’m sure you’ve been waiting with bated breath to hear about this. I’ve been working on job sites all week and haven’t had time to really look at these. However, I’m home with a beer in hand and time to have a look. Up front and I hope you can understand the packaging is in the recycle bin right out of the gate. The size range is nice but a seven slim instead of a six regular would have been nicer. I have them laid out on the bench and I look at them.
after a brief inspection the two I’ve drawn below the row are ill formed and could be used but not first quality.
as you can see the taper on this edge is inconsistent and would create a bad filing on a saw.
on this one it’s a crooked as Fido's hind leg. Not good.
all of them had inconsistencies but those were the worst. Good files are hard to come by these days. Would I buy them again, no. I can spend my money on saw files at other places. A good example would be tools for working wood. Another would be Black Burn tools. A third would be old new stock on eBay or a tool meet like Mid Western Tool Collectors meetings there are several in this state and our neighboring states.
I’ll probably just send these back.
Size is important! the file body should be twice the depth of the gullet, so you have 3 complete sets of sharpening surfaces. If the file is small, it wears out on just 2 surfaces rendering the file to just one set of filing surfaces.