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Thread: How do you clean your files and rasps

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    How do you clean your files and rasps

    I take a wire brush and brush em off but is there maybe a better way..
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    I have a short bristle (1/4") wire brush that works well. The brush is about 2" wide and 5" long.
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    I use a wire brush....not much else I can think of that would be easier

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    Uhhh, a file card. It's purpose-made for the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Uhhh, a file card. It's purpose-made for the job.

    hmmm thanks Jim, something else to put on my list to buy. I'n all my 63 years I can honestly say I never heard of one.
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    I've got one that's called a file card. It's a little wire brush...
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    Now I know what one looks like..

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails file card.jpg  
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    yup, thats what I have
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    I've never heard of a file card either. That is one thing I have a lot of. Files. I dont really use them all. For some reason that I dont know I have just been collecting them. When I see them at flea markets or pawnshops I always get them. I dont know what it is about them that attracts me but it does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    Now I know what one looks like..

    Yup! That's it.
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