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selim

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Post Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:52 pm

Re: pipen file

I'll take any worn out files, they make good knives.

And a pippen does make a world of difference when impressioning a key
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Post Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:54 pm

Re: pipen file

If I am understanding correctly, it's sort of a tear drop shape, right? Rounded on one end, flat on the sides?
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Post Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:06 pm

Re: pipen file

MBI wrote:
Kezo wrote:
Russ wrote:I have had my 8" Pippin file for 10 out of the 12 years and its still going strong
the first one I got lasted 2 years then I dropped it and stepped on it broke it in half
just don't use them on hard metal and they will last a long time


10 years? Wow. How do you keep these files clean so it will last that long? I have a grobet round file that kind of feels clogged up with brass.

Always clean your good files with a file card after use to dislodge bits of metal. I'll also frequently flush them with oil after use too, then lean them up on their tip to drain on top of a folded paper towel. It further cleans them, and prevents rust.


Are all file cards the same, or are there different types for specific kinds of files? I have this one, Image
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Post Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:07 pm

Re: pipen file

That's similar to the one I have. I've never really seen 'alternate' types of file cards. In a pinch, a wire brush will work fine too.
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Post Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:17 pm

Re: pipen file

i use a Glardon Vallorbe Swiss Cut 4 File, great file.
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