Re: Bastard file question
cant say it works but I am thinking that one time I read about rubbing a bar of soap on the file. also chalk has been used. soap stone, bees wax,
about the best discussion on the subject I could find and the quote taken from the discussion,
To quote the Aircraft Mechanics Pocket Manual: "As the file teeth point forward, the file only cuts on the forward stroke. On the return stroke the file should be raised slightly to prevent dulling the teeth. Note: In filing soft material such as aluminum, dural, lead, etc. the file should be drawn back over the metal as the teeth are cleaned on this stroke."
how to file aluminum without file plugging - Home Model Engine Machinist
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