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    Quite honestly I put several knurled brass knobs...

    Quite honestly I put several knurled brass knobs on mine and it does make using it much easier. However, you do have to be awake when using it.
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    Try here: (German) High-quality Files and Rasps...

    Try here: (German) High-quality Files and Rasps for professionals - Friedr. Dick
    They are on a par with the Vallorbe Swiss files

    I see they have up to 8" in up to #4 cut in some shapes (I'm...
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    Hrmm. I don't file the flanks of the threads at...

    Hrmm. I don't file the flanks of the threads at all, just the very tips with a fine (#4) half-round file laying flat across the threads. You can fine *all kinds* of files here:

    Shopping
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    :eek: I thought it was common knowledge -- OK but...

    :eek: I thought it was common knowledge -- OK but like the slick one says -- I do spring passes till nothing more comes off. You'd be amazed at the difference.

    After that's done, I take a fine...
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    Yeah, I do that every time... looks like I coulda...

    Yeah, I do that every time... looks like I coulda had a v8

    X2 on the cutting oil, I use the Oatey stuff. I always take a few "spring" passes without advancing the compound when I get to the end of...
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    Can't be off with anything -- either threads line...

    Can't be off with anything -- either threads line up, or they don't.

    Trick is to be completely awake and alert *without* coffee. You don't want to be wired up, you want to be calm and alert. Kinda...
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