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Review by Raymond posted 12-23-2010 10:27 PM 3142 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I recently purchased the Harbor Freight Air File. This thing works like a charm. A little heavy but works great, the online specs state 8.5 cfm, however the manual states 4.0 cfm. Harbor Freight is forever getting the specs wrong on there stuff. “Always check the manual, never rely on the online specs”. The files included are surprisingly of good quality. The tool requires the files to have a tang of ¼ inch. This little gem is very quiet, and no vibration. And for 17.99 again how could I go wrong.

From Harbor Freight Specs

There’s no faster, more efficient way to handle filing and small grinding jobs.
Air consumption: 8.5 CFM WRONG 4.0 is the correct CFM
Working pressure: 90 PSI
Runs quiet
Comes with flat cut, half-round, round, and triangular files
Ideal for light finishing operations on steel, cast iron, wood, and synthetics
Stroke: 23/64”
Speed: 3700 SPM
Air inlet: 1/4”
Hose size: 1/4”
Dimensions: 6-7/8”
Shipping Weight: 2.58 lbs.

-- Ray




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#1 posted 12-24-2010 11:55 PM

Thanks for the headsup, I think with your accessment I will buy one. Good review.

-- Tom D

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#2 posted 12-25-2010 06:07 PM

I don’t suppose one could use some kind of collet to allow one to use smaller files ? Thanks for the review .

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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#3 posted 12-27-2010 04:17 PM

Funny you should mention that. I machined one over the weekend to accept 1/8 file tangs.

-- Ray

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#4 posted 12-27-2010 06:23 PM

Thats just what I was wondering about , so you have a metal lathe or used some other method ? thanks .

-- Everyday above ground is a good day.

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#5 posted 01-03-2011 04:13 PM

Yes I have an old Atlas Metal Lathe.

-- Ray

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