Flat Body Files are constructed from high-grade steel and are used for faster work and less material build-up. You can fasten the body file to a solid file holder for better control over your work and greater precision. The vixen milled flat body file comes in standard cuts that are best used with #1326 adjustable body file holder. The two mounting holes present on the file make it very easy to use with a file holder. You can use the files on lead, solder and every type of body filler. The teeth present on both sides of the file can help extend the life of your tool. The milled teeth give you a smooth filing operation. The teeth are specially shaped to lessen clogging. The file helps you easily sand flat, concave or convex surfaces. The body files come in, 6, 8 and 15 teeth per inch.
Modern body shops along with modern cars and techniques require filler repairs to achieve metal finishing. A flexible body file is an essential part of any workshop and perfects the metal finish. The hard steel file blade has serrations milled in a particular way to lessen the chances of clogging. A body file is mainly used to bring in a smooth finish and to bring out the highs and lows of metal finishing.
How does a file holder work?
The file holder comes with two handles and a turnbuckle that allows the blade to bend convex or concave, to follow the curvature of the panel. You can also choose the wooden handled straight body files that are mostly flat or round faced.
Key Features of the Flat Body Files:
- Best used on lead, solder, and all kinds of body fillers
- Helps in sanding flat, convex or concave surfaces
- The teeth on either side help in extending the life of the file
- Can be used with #1326 adjustable body file holder
- Vixen type file