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Forum topic by JesseTutt posted 02-06-2015 02:47 PM 604 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JesseTutt

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02-06-2015 02:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: century brand files files hand tools peachtree

The woodworking show is in town this weekend and I was going through an e-mail I received from Peachtree. They were advertising “Century Brand Files” for $1 each. I have not yet been to the show yet I am working on a “wish” list of what I want to look at purchasing. In case anyone would like to look here is a link to Peachtree’s add, the files are on page 18.

My files are hand-me-downs that are probably at least 50 years old. When using one I wonder if they are dull. So, my interest perked up when I saw the Peachtree coupon on files.

Has anyone heard of this brand?

I wonder about the price being so low.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri


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#1 posted 02-06-2015 08:55 PM

Those are made by the Century Drill & Tool Co. My local hardware store sells some of their products. I have a good hacksaw made by them but haven’t tried their files. I checked them out last month because like yours, all my files are old and dull. The Century files I found were foreign-made. I didn’t buy them because I try to buy American-made products whenever I can; also, I’d read a few of Paul Sellers’s blogs about low-quality foreign files. So, I ended up searching the store until I found a couple USA-made Nicholson files.

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#2 posted 02-08-2015 01:58 AM

Thanks for the reply Matt.

At a $1 each I decided to try a couple from Peachtree. They are made by Century Drill & Tool which is located in Green Bay WI. The package is marked as “Made in China”.

I tried the files with wood and on metal and they performed much better than my old files. So, I think that I got a good deal.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#3 posted 02-10-2015 12:59 AM

You’re welcome, Jesse. No doubt they’re a good deal; $1 is much lower than the price at the hardware store. New files are such a pleasure to use, too.

If you’re interested, mrpete222 on youtube has a couple informative videos about files. He’s a machinist and a former shop teacher.

Part 1- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6TKGghVTXoE

Part 2- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VcvmWjlj580

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