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close this bookFiling - Course: Technique for manual working of materials. Trainees' handbook of lessons (Institut für Berufliche Entwicklung, 21 p.)
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View the document1. Purpose of filing
View the document2. Filing tools
View the document3. Auxiliary means for filing
View the document4. Operation of filing
View the document5. Standing position and guiding of the file
View the document6. Handling of the files
View the document7. Labour safety recommendations

1. Purpose of filing

By filing chips are removed from straight or curved faces of pre-machined parts.

It serves to change the size, shape or surface finish of faces, to remove irregularities, to deburr, chamfer or round off edges, and to make parts fit.

Figure 1 Files

Filing is hard and time-consuming manual work. It is useful only in single-piece production, repair work and partly in assembly work (fitting work and reworking).