WOODEN FILE HANDLES, DRIVE-ON (SHORT FERRULE)
a) All files should be used with a handle
b) This is a general guide only because the tang sizes on files vary by file manufacturer
c) The file should fit in the handle so the base of the handle is either solidly touching the shoulder of the file or very close. No more than 10% of the length of the tang should be seen with the handle securely attached.
d) The handle is considered secure when it can not be pulled off the file by hand by the operator.
The following is a general guide only, because the tang sizes on files vary by file manufacturer. Oddly enough there are lots of government specifications on the files themselves but none on the tang portion other than what hardness they should be.
Made of New England hardwood to avoid splitting and is varnish coated. The ‘short ferrule’ style is of light construction. The file handle driven on with a hammer is the most economical of all wooden handles intended for a one time use.
For File Length USA Made Qty./Box Wt./Box
For 4” (100mm) thin tang files – see below recommendation 30301 36 1.6 lb/0.72 kg
For 4” (100mm) ‘A’ type files and 6” 150mm) ‘B’ type see below 30302 36 2.0 lb/0.91 kg
For 6” (150mm) ‘A’ type files and 8” (200mm) ‘B’ type see below 30303 36 2.5 lb/1.13 kg
For 8” (200mm) ‘A’ type files and 10” (250mm) ‘B’ type see below 30304 36 3.2 lb/1.45 kg
For 10” (250mm) ‘A’ type files and 12” (300mm) ‘B’ type see below 30305 36 4.2 lb/1.90 kg
RECOMMENDATION: Type “A” is for large tang files such as Flat, Hand, Mill, Knife, Warding or Half Round and all shapes other than for type “B” which is for thin tang files like Round, Square, Three Square, and Taper.
- Wooden File Handle, Drive-On, Long Ferrule
- Wooden File Handle, Screw-On
- Plastic File Handle with Inserts