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Precision Files, Habilis Files - with Table of Cuts

Precision Files, Habilis Files - with Table of Cuts

These precision files have been developed to address the needs of the watch making industry in Switzerland, and have set the standard for quality files. They are not only suited for precision metal work, but for fine woodworking too. The Swiss files sold by Fine Tools have the label Fr. Dick. The hardness is 66 - 67 HRC.

Habilis files are files with built-in handle. The cutting length is 100 mm (4 inch). These are precision files for those "in-between" jobs too big for needle files and too small for regular files. Once you have them in your shop, you will discover a surprisingly number of uses. You find them on the bottom of this page.

All files are delivered without handle! File handles you will find here!

Cut table (German cut) for precision files from 100 to 200 mm (4" to 8"):
Cuts per cm: 16 20 25 31 38 46 56 68
Common description:
coarse (bastard)
medium
smooth
Files with a length of 100 mm (4") 1   2 3   4 5 6
Files with a length of 125 mm (5") 1 2   3   4 5 6
Files with a length of 150 mm (6") 1 2 3   4 5 6 8
Files with a length of 200 mm (8") 1 2 3 4   5 6 8
Cut table (German cut) for precision files from 250 to 300 mm (10" to 12"):
Cuts per cm: 12 16 20 25 31 38
Common description:
coarse (bastard)
medium
smooth
Files with a length of 250 mm (10") 1 2 3   4 5
Files with a length of 300 mm (12") 2   3 4 5  
Cut table (Swiss Cut) for Habilis files:
Cuts per cm:   25
Common description:   smooth
Habilis file total length 215 mm (8-1/2 inch)   1

Precision Files

File hand
cuts on three sides, one narrow side is without cut.

File hand

Cut Cutting length Cross section CodePrice
2 150 mm 16 x 4 mm
Code D1112152CartPrice € 18.90
5 150 mm 16 x 4 mm
Code D1112155CartPrice € 27.50
2 200 mm 21.3 x 4.8 mm
Code D1112202CartPrice € 25.90
4 200 mm 21.3 x 4.8 mm
Code D1112204CartPrice € 31.50
5 200 mm 21.3 x 4.8 mm
Code D1112205CartPrice € 33.50
2 250 mm 25.3 x 6.3 mm
Code D1112252CartPrice € 34.90
4 250 mm 25.3 x 6.3 mm
Code D1112254CartPrice € 39.90
3 300 mm 30 x 7.9 mm
Code D1112303CartPrice € 52.90
File hand thin
cuts on three sides, one narrow side is without cut.

FFile hand thin

Cut Cutting length Cross section CodePrice
2 125 mm 14.5 x 1.7 mm
Code D1107122CartPrice € 22.50
2 150 mm 16.5 x 2 mm
Code D1107152CartPrice € 22.90
File threesquare
cuts on all 3 sides.

File threesquare

Cut Cutting length Cross section CodePrice
2 150 mm 10.3 mm
Code D1136152CartPrice € 25.90
2 200 mm 14.3 mm
Code D1136202CartPrice € 29.90
3 200 mm 14.2 mm
Code D1136203CartPrice € 32.50
File halfround
cuts on both sides.

File halfround

Cut Cutting length Cross section CodePrice
2 125 mm 13.1 x 4.1 mm
Code D1156122CartPrice € 33.90
4 125 mm 13.1 x 4.1 mm
Code D1156124CartPrice € 39.50
2 150 mm 15.1 x 4.7 mm
Code D1156152CartPrice € 35.90
4 150 mm 15.1 x 4.7 mm
Code D1156154CartPrice € 42.50
2 200 mm 21.1 x 6.3 mm
Code D1156202CartPrice € 47.50
4 200 mm 21.1 x 6.3 mm
Code D1156204CartPrice € 55.90
1 250 mm 25.5 x 7.5 mm
Code D1156251CartPrice € 52.50
2 250 mm 25.5 x 7.5 mm
Code D1156252CartPrice € 54.90
File halfround slim
cuts on both sides.

File halfround slim

Cut Cutting length Cross section CodePrice
2 150 mm 12.7 x 3.5 mm
Code D1155152CartPrice € 38.50
4 150 mm 12.7 x 3.5 mm
Code D1155154CartPrice € 45.90
File round


File round

Cut Cutting length Cross section CodePrice
2 150 mm 5.8 mm
Code D1166152CartPrice € 16.90
2 200 mm 7.8 mm
Code D1166202CartPrice € 22.90
File crossing
cuts on both sides.

File crossing

Cut Cutting length Cross section CodePrice
1 200 mm 21.3 x 6.3 mm
Code D1196201CartPrice € 65.90
3 200 mm 21.3 x 6.3 mm
Code D1196203CartPrice € 78.50

Habilis Files

Habilis files are files with built-in handle. The cutting length is 100 mm (4 inch). These are precision files for those "in-between" jobs too big for needle files and too small for regular files. Once you have them in your shop, you will discover a surprisingly number of uses.

Habilis File hand
Total length 215 mm, cuts on 3 sides.

Habilis file hand

Cut Cutting length Cross section CodePrice
1 100 mm 10 x 2.6 mm
Code 302540CartPrice € 18.90
Habilis File halfround
Total length 215 mm, cuts on both sides.

Habilis File halfround

Cut Cutting length Cross section CodePrice
1 100 mm 12.2 x 3.4 mm
Code 302541CartPrice € 23.90
Habilis File threesquare
Total length 215 mm, cuts on all 3 sides.

Habilis File threesquare

Cut Cutting length Cross section CodePrice
1 100 mm 9.4 mm
Code 302542CartPrice € 21.90
Habilis File square
Total length 215 mm, cuts on all 4 sides.

Habilis File square

Cut Cutting length Cross section CodePrice
1 100 mm 5.8 mm
Code 302543CartPrice € 22.90
Habilis File round
Total length 215 mm

Habilis File round

Cut Cutting length Cross section CodePrice
1 100 mm 6.5 mm
Code 302544CartPrice € 15.90
Set of 5 Habilis Files
consisting of onw each:
hand, halfround, threesquare, square, round
in plastic bag

Habilisfeilensatz

CodePrice
Code 302545CartPrice € 99.90
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