Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, 70 mm (V4)
Dimensions are 100 mm x 15 mm x 65 mm
- 3.9 mm thick carbides screwed on, HRC 78
- Non-magnetic, steel dust does not stick to it
- Stainless ,will not rust
- All screws are recessed into the body for easy access on flat platen
- Accepts up to 70 mm wide blades, up to 40 mm thick blades and guards
- Guide pins are hardened steel for an even more sturdy construction and no chance of jamming
The file guide is used by clamping the blade between the jaws, enabling you to precision file both sides of the blade dead even using files or a grinder. The benefits are blade bevels starting perfectly even, and stick tang shoulders being dead square and even for perfect bolster fit.
The file guide is in solid stainless steel, and will not rust when dunked in water during grinding to keep the blade cool. Steel dust will not stick to the non-magnetic steel.
The face is protected by carbide strips, which only diamond or other exceptionally hard tools will scratch. These are 78 HRC and very hard but: NOTICE ceramic belts can and will damage carbide. This tools is for use with hand tools, or normal aluminum oxide belts if using a grinder. The carbides are 3.9 mm thick and can be replaced if required.
The carbide strips are recessed slightly down into the stainless steel for added protection. This way the strips will not be knocked off, or be under pressure when clamping a blade in the file guide. This also ensures there is less pressure on the carbide strip when clamping in a blade as they back onto a shoulder of steel.
The file guide accepts up to 70 mm wide blades (2.75"), and up to 40 mm (1.6") thick blades.