13 Best American Pattern Files

List Updated February 2021

Bestselling American Pattern Files in 2021


Nicholson Half-Round Hand File Without Handle, Double Cut, American Pattern, Bastard Cut, 10" Length

Nicholson Half-Round Hand File Without Handle, Double Cut, American Pattern, Bastard Cut, 10
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • Half-round shape has one round side and one flat side for use on curved and flat surfaces
  • American pattern file for non-precision material removal
  • Double-cut teeth on both flat and round sides for rapid removal of material
  • Tang for use with an optional handle (sold separately)
  • Rounded on one side, flat on opposite side.
  • Back of half round file is double-cut.

7 Piece Assorted American Pattern File Set

7 Piece Assorted American Pattern File Set
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Consists of 7 most popular American Pattern Files in a heavy duty black carrying case. Set includes 10" mill Bastard, half round Bastard, flat Bastard, flat smooth, square and round, and 1 7" Slim Taper file. Sizes and descriptions are printed on pouch for quick reference.
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  • "American Pattern" files means the teeth configurations are wide for removing large amounts of metal. It does not necessarily mean that they are American made.
  • Any dimensions noted are approximate. If critical, email us.

Nicholson Hand File, American Pattern, Double Cut, Square, Medium, 10" Length

Nicholson Hand File, American Pattern, Double Cut, Square, Medium, 10
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Square shape for filing slots, corners, and keyways, with tapered width to ease access into slots
  • American pattern file for non-precision material removal
  • Double-cut teeth on all sides for rapid removal of material
  • Tang for use with an optional handle (sold separately)
  • Tapered Slightly Towards Point

Grobet American Pattern Mill File Smooth Cut 10 Inch Box of 6

Grobet American Pattern Mill File Smooth Cut 10 Inch Box of 6
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Sold by the box quantity only.

    Where a smooth finish is desired, a Mill file is the file of choice. The Mill file has many applications such as sharpening saws and tools, finishing metal, lathe work, draw filing as well as general shop use. All sides are single cut. 31/32." Wide X 11/64" Thick.
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  • "American Pattern" files means the teeth configurations are wide for removing large amounts of metal. It does not necessarily mean that they are American made.
  • Any dimensions noted are approximate. If critical, email us.

Nicholson Hand File, American Pattern, Double Cut, Knife, Medium, 8" Length

Nicholson Hand File, American Pattern, Double Cut, Knife, Medium, 8
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Knife shape is wedged for filing acute angles, corners, and slots
  • American pattern file for non-precision material removal
  • Double-cut teeth on both sides for rapid removal of material
  • Single-cut teeth on the sharp edge for finishing, sharpening, and deburring, and no teeth on flat edge to protect adjacent surfaces
  • Tang for use with an optional handle (sold separately)

American Pattern File Assorted 10 Inch Second Set of 5

American Pattern File Assorted 10 Inch Second Set of 5
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • This set consists of round, half-round, mill taper, 3 square and Flat Taper files, All 10 inch and second cut.
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  • "American Pattern" files means the teeth configurations are wide for removing large amounts of metal. It does not necessarily mean that they are American made.
  • Any dimensions noted are approximate. If critical, email us.

Nicholson Rectangular Mill Hand File Without Handle, Single Cut, American Pattern, Bastard Cut, 10" Length

Nicholson Rectangular Mill Hand File Without Handle, Single Cut, American Pattern, Bastard Cut, 10
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Rectangular shape for sharpening mill or circular saws and draw filing, with tapered width to ease access into grooves
  • American pattern file for non-precision material removal
  • Single-cut teeth on sides and edges for sharpening and deburring
  • Square edges for filing sharp corners
  • Tang for use with an optional handle (sold separately)
  • Rectangular shape with single cut on sides and edges.
  • Rectangular shape
  • Two square edges, single cut in sides and edges
  • 10" long, tapers slightly in width

American Pattern File Assorted 8 Inch Second Cut Set of 5

American Pattern File Assorted 8 Inch Second Cut Set of 5
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • This set consists of round, half-round, mill taper, 3 square and Flat Taper files, All 8 inch and second cut.
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  • "American Pattern" files means the teeth configurations are wide for removing large amounts of metal. It does not necessarily mean that they are American made.
  • Any dimensions noted are approximate. If critical, email us.

Nicholson Triangular Slim Taper Hand File, Single Cut, American Pattern, 6" Length

Nicholson Triangular Slim Taper Hand File, Single Cut, American Pattern, 6
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Triangular shape
  • Boxed
  • Edges set and cut for filing gullets between saw teeth
  • Single set of parallel, diagonal rows of teeth

Grobet American Pattern File Taper Saw Double Extra Slim 4 Inch Box of 12 5/32"

Grobet American Pattern File Taper Saw Double Extra Slim 4 Inch Box of 12 5/32
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Sold by the box quantity only.

    The Taper Saw file is a triangular, single cut file designed for filing a variety of saws with 60 degree angled teeth. Tapered toward a point, this file has cut edges for filing gullets between saw teeth. Taper saw files are available in a number of widths.regular, slim, extra slim and double extra slim. Single cut on all three sides. 5/32" wide
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  • "American Pattern" files means the teeth configurations are wide for removing large amounts of metal. It does not necessarily mean that they are American made.
  • Any dimensions noted are approximate. If critical, email us.

Nicholson Flat Hand File (Boxed), American Pattern, Double Cut, Rectangular, Coarse, 14" Length

Nicholson Flat Hand File (Boxed), American Pattern, Double Cut, Rectangular, Coarse, 14
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021
  • Rectangular shape for smoothing and shaping straight surfaces, with tapered width to ease access in slots
  • American pattern file for non-precision material removal
  • Double-cut teeth on both sides for rapid removal of material
  • Single-cut teeth on both edges for finishing, sharpening, and deburring
  • Tang for use with an optional handle (sold separately)

Nicholson Hand File with Handle (Carded), American Pattern, Single/Double Cut, Rectangular, 8" Length

Nicholson Hand File with Handle (Carded), American Pattern, Single/Double Cut, Rectangular,  8
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
  • Rectangular shape for smoothing and shaping straight surfaces
  • American pattern file for non-precision material removal
  • Double-cut teeth on one side for rapid removal of material
  • Single-cut teeth on the reverse side for finishing, sharpening, and deburring
  • Forged handle for grip
  • Nicholson 8" handy file
  • American pattern handy file is dual sided
  • One side is for sharpening and smoothing while opposite side is for filing and rapid stock removal

Nicholson 9 Piece Hand File Set with Ergonomic Handles, American Pattern

Nicholson 9 Piece Hand File Set with Ergonomic Handles, American Pattern
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2021
  • Set of 9 American pattern hand files includes taper, flat, mill, half-round, and round cross-section files
  • For shaping, sharpening, and removing material in a range of applications
  • Half-round, flat, and mill files provided in two lengths for proper reach; strong, durable high-carbon steel construction for extended tool life
  • Rubber-coated ergonomic handles provide a comfortable and sure grip for increased control
  • Roll-up pouch with labeled compartments is included for tool identification and organization

Great American Investment Secret: IRA Vs Rental Property Investments

In America there are traditional investments and then there are investments which can give you a steady stream of income.

This may sound catastrophic, but if you've been putting money into a managed account then all you need to do is look at your statements to see this isn't such wild speculation. Even if you have been managing your own investments in your self-directed IRA, you've likely chosen some duds. Businesses have been hurting in a variety of industries for more than the last several years. So this gets back to the question posed earlier; how "individual" is your Individual Retirement Account? How much success have you had with it? Have you thought of going another way with your investments? All this gets back to the great American investment secret.

The not-so-secret-secret comes in multiple parts. The bottom line is that you can draw cash from your IRA and pull that out to invest in single family homes. Why would you do that? In order to know this you need to know the secrets of real estate investing.

Everyone Needs to Live Somewhere- This is not that much of a secret; yet it's a point that's neglected. Home ownership is down precipitously. People have to make do with less and less. For many singles, couples, and families that means eschewing their dreams of home ownership for renting. Many in this lot opt for apartment life; for others only a single family home will do. If they can't buy a home, they might as well rent; that's where your single family home ownership secret comes into play. As a homeowner and landlord, you can provide this family your rental property, because everyone needs somewhere to live.

IRA Withdrawal is Possible- Many view the funds in their IRA's as untouchable until they retire. Actually you can withdraw money from your IRA in a variety of ways. Speak to the company who issued the IRA but there may even be ways for you to do this without incurring any penalties. If you have the money in hand, you can reinvest that in distressed properties or find empty affordable single family units on the open market.

Rental Properties= Alternative Asset- Just because a home is not a stock or commodity doesn't make it any less of an asset class. In fact home ownership is one of the most respected classes of assets on the books. That's why home ownership is the Great American Dream. If you want to truly diversify your portfolio, you should seriously consider homes which can generate cash flow income. If you're lucky enough to afford multiple rental properties, you can purchase in various markets throughout the nation; further bolstering your diversification.

Change is Slow- The other interesting thing about this economic downturn is that it's been a slow slide down. Are we at the bottom? Only time will tell. However if you're not totally wiped out by this recession you would be wise to see about embarking on the rental property asset class.

It's not often that opportunities such as this are presented. In a few years we could all be looking back on this time and thinking "what if I'd…" Don't look back and wonder. Instead see the opportunity before you, acknowledge it, conduct due-diligence, and act!

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