Thread: Dull Nut Files
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Old 01-16-2020, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by charles Tauber View Post
They should last for many years.

The fine teeth of the files do clog with whatever material you are filing. That might be what you are experiencing. I use a thick/plush piece of carpet to lay guitars on while working on them. I wipe the teeth of the files across the surface of the carpet and find that doing so cleans the material out of their teeth.

The teeth can potentially get gummed up if you are filing uncured glue such as epoxy or CA glue.

Piece of scrap copper cleans them nicely. A file cleaning brush is also available. I use both but actually prefer copper. "Good" files usually last about five years in my jewelry studio working silver, gold, and copper. YMMV...
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