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Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5

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  • showing how the file guide is used to grind matching plunge lines. These are done with a hand file or an aluminum oxide belt to not risk damaging the carbide strips. Grind with ceramic belts to 1 mm from the carbides, then finish with either a file or alu oxide belts.
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5
  • Showing how the file guide helps to get matching stick tang blade shoulders for perfect guard fit. As always, grind with ceramic belts to 1-5 mm from the carbides, then switch to alu oxide belts to not risk damaging the carbides. Ceramic belts and diamond tools are hard enough to scratch even carbide.
  • For perfect guard fit, mark lines to file to. Drill holes within marks. Clamp guard in file guide, on the line, and file away safely knowing your file will not go past the mark. This not only makes a better fit, but speeds up the process.
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5
  • showing how the file guide is used to grind matching plunge lines. These are done with a hand file or an aluminum oxide belt to not risk damaging the carbide strips. Grind with ceramic belts to 1 mm from the carbides, then finish with either a file or alu oxide belts.
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5
  • Showing how the file guide helps to get matching stick tang blade shoulders for perfect guard fit. As always, grind with ceramic belts to 1-5 mm from the carbides, then switch to alu oxide belts to not risk damaging the carbides. Ceramic belts and diamond tools are hard enough to scratch even carbide.
  • For perfect guard fit, mark lines to file to. Drill holes within marks. Clamp guard in file guide, on the line, and file away safely knowing your file will not go past the mark. This not only makes a better fit, but speeds up the process.
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5
  • Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5
$149.00

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Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5  

**note these come with Nordic Edge logo **

Looking for a faster way to get perfectly even bevels when grinding blades?

Want perfectly fitting stick-tang blades into the guard or bolster? 

  • 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 less 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.

Or anything else you need to file two sides to be the same on..

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.

This version (v5) comes with hardened steel guide pins and in a custom box with the allen keys required and tapped for the bench vice attachment.

Dimensions are 100 mm x 15 mm x 65 mm in size, main body made from solid 12 x 12 mm stainless steel and accepts up to a 40 mm thick blade/guide after feedback from the Australian knife maker community, for allowing bigger guards to be filed. The carbide strips are 80 x 10.1 x 3.9 mm each.

Note this fits on both sides of the platen of for instance the Noob Grinder/Shopmate as the long bolts only point inwards when used on the right side of the platen, where there is space for them. When grinding on the left side of the platen, the bolts point towards you, and the recessed bolt heads make sure you have access on both sides.

The file guide has the CreativeMan.com.au logo laser etched on one side.

Note this is a precision hand tool and can be hard to open the first few times. As any file guide it needs to be screwed on firmly and evenly, letting the guide pins do their job.

 

 

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31 Reviews

  • 5
    File Guide

    Posted by Jarro dGill on 24th May 2022

    Excellent, easy to use, accurate and repeatable

  • 5
    V5 carbide file guide

    Posted by Daniel on 21st May 2022

    Excellent product
    If I had the extra money I would have bought the BIG MERT

  • 5
    File guide

    Posted by Dave Gourlay on 27th Mar 2022

    Awesome product, I love it!

  • 5
    High quality product

    Posted by Isaac Mackintosh on 1st Jan 2022

    Couldn’t be more impressed with this product. High quality construction, comes with replacement parts and tools for changing them. Classy packaging, everything was on point. Don’t bother looking around for other file guides. Very reasonably priced for the quality. 10/10, can’t fault it.

  • 5
    File guide

    Posted by Jake on 22nd Nov 2021

    Outstanding product, a must have tool for any knife maker

  • 5
    CARBIDE FACED FILE GUIDE, STAINLESS STEEL, V5

    Posted by John on 30th Oct 2021

    Good quality tool.
    Have ordered a few things from Nordic Edge recently surprised how quickly they have arrived in these covid times, the stickers and Mentos Nice addition

  • 5
    Carbide Faced File Guide, Stainless Steel, v5

    Posted by Clinton Hardisty on 11th Oct 2021

    The quality of this guide is unreal, nice and solid, easy to setup and use, would highly recommend.

  • 5
    Top accessories

    Posted by Steve on 12th Sep 2021

    First Class piece of equipment, easy to use and keeps honest plunge lines

  • 5
    File guide

    Posted by Daryl Clark on 27th Aug 2021

    Awesome bit of kit. Fitted like a glove in the new bevel jig and is rock solid Love it

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