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Grobet Taper Files for Hand Saw Sharpening

Grobet Taper Files for Hand Saw Sharpening

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Grobet Taper Files for Hand Saw Sharpening

Grobet's triangular saw sharpening files are designed for sharpening 60° teeth. The single-cut file teeth produce a smooth surface and a sharp edge on saw teeth. Files come without handles. We offer a variety of file handle for our saw files including the Mercer Small File Handle, Lutz Long Ferrule Wooden File Handle, Nicholson File handles, and Wire Bound Wooden File Handle.

Saw Pitch

Over the years saw pitch has been measured using two different systems. TPI (teeth per inch) is primarily used by British sawmakers and measures whole teeth per inch. PPI (points per inch) is primarily used by American sawmakers and measures only tooth points per inch. Measuring pitch using PPI typically results in a number one higher than measuring in TPI — on the same saw. If your saw is 4 TPI, it will be 5 PPI. Our chart below shows both for clarity — or confusion.

Don't over-stress about file selection. You won't ruin your saw if you choose the “wrong” size. As long as it's pretty close it will work. The files are fairly inexpensive so it won't break the bank to get a range that should cover most saws.

If you are sharpening Japanese saws (or saws with Japanese-style teeth), you will need a feather file due to the different tooth shape.

Larger saws - like log saws - require a much bigger file called a cantsaw file.

Length Taper Saw Pitch
in PPI
Saw Pitch
in TPI
Grobet # HW #
4" Extra Slim 17-21 ppi 16-20 tpi 32.445 123833
6" Slim 8-9 ppi 7-8 tpi 32.440 123829
6" Extra Slim 10-11 ppi 9-10 tpi 32.447 123835
6" Extra Extra Slim 14-17 ppi 13-16 tpi 32.452 123840
7" Slim 6-8 ppi 5-7 tpi 32.441 123830
7" Extra Slim 9-11 ppi 8-10 tpi 32.448 123836
7" Extra Extra Slim 11-14 ppi 10-13 tpi 32.453 123841
10" Slim 2-3 ppi 1-2 tpi 32.443 123832
The 10" slim file is for large saws with 60° teeth.

Listed length refers to the cutting part of the file. Overall length of the file including tang is longer.

Product Warnings


This product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.
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