Auger-Bit-File. The tooth configuration is known as the cut of the file, which refers to how fine the teeth are. Joined Feb 19, 2012 Messages 186. The finest is called a smooth cut. In addition to cut, the size also determines its coarseness. R. Redirish Active User. Three-Square Single-Cut File. Double-Cut File. File-Card . Specifications. 7,743. I was using a big mill file to start an edge on a hatchet I found at a second hand shop. He finds the correct file and shows her the label that it is in fact a Flat Bastard file. Get Pricing and Availability. All made in the USA I payed a buck each and have a ton of them. Use Current Location. All in excellent shape. Files are classed as "coarse," "second cut" and "smooth," from coarsest to finest. An example of the files I mentioned. Files are classed as "coarse," "second cut" and "smooth," from coarsest to finest. Too bad, as they were the largest in the US for … Used for drawing, filing and finishing a metal edge. Apr 4, 2012 #2 I didn't know Nicholson had out-sourced their files. Single cut for gradual material removal. The lady having already sold one knows the drill and asks "Would you like a flat bastard?" Overview. The coarsest is the bastard cut. Bastard, middle, and rough come after. Open Cut, taper, Half-Round File. Within the same cut rating, the longer the file, the coarser the file becomes. A week later a black guy comes in to the same lady and says "I need to buy a file." Registered. Cabinet Wood-Rasp. Single-Cut Blunt, Flat, Bastard File. slider closed. Type of File. Single cut for gradual material removal. Jan 17, 2012. Flat Smooth? ConBon. However, its technically precise definition is "a file one cut finer than a "coarse file." Check Other Stores closed. A mill file can also vary in tooth configuration to suit different cutting applications. Bastard file definition is - a file having teeth of a grade next finer than coarse. The middle is called the second cut. Thus, a "bastard file" is a cut in between a "coarse" and a "second cut." Used for drawing, filing and finishing a metal edge . Thanks guys,:tiphat:Nelson . bastard Definitions. "Bastard file" in current usage is a file of coarse cut (as opposed to a "finishing" file. However, its technically precise definition is "a file one cut finer than a "coarse file." Jun 13, 2007 . What is the difference between "Mill", "Bastard", "Smooth"? Cut sizes are identified by name, which from smoothest to roughest, include dead smooth, smooth, and second cut. closed. "Bastard file" in current usage is a file of coarse cut (as opposed to a "finishing" file. Kobalt 10-in Mill Bastard File. Jan 15, 2013 #13. 1,219. Item #136961 Model #K10BM. Mill files have different cuts that determine its coarseness. Omega Leather Works. If/When I want to spend more, what is a good quality maybe US or English set? Mill Bastard? I agree with the others about Grobet files. Jan 15, 2013 #14. Thus, a "bastard file" is a cut in between a "coarse" and a "second cut."