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Offline Nolatoolguy

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Die filer
« on: March 17, 2013, 06:48:22 PM »
Found this intresting, anyone have more info on them. There a simpler concept but I like them for some odd reason.
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Offline Nolatoolguy

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Re: Die filer
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 06:49:34 PM »
Ps it's not my photo, a machinist friend emailed it to me.
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Offline john k

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Re: Die filer
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 09:42:41 PM »
Would be a great machine for a tool and die man.   Where every last piece was machined or filed to fit.   Wonder how many are out there?
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Offline johnsironsanctuary

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Re: Die filer
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 08:21:05 AM »
My friend, Don, has a small one.  They used to be common in tool and die shops until EDM and CNC came along. I have seen home versions made from scroll saws.
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Offline oldgoaly

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Re: Die filer
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2013, 03:48:50 PM »
Still being used in small shops, bring good money on that auction site. Here is a pic of mine paid 25$ for it at Hershey swap meet, 2 rows over the wife found a can full of files for 5$ They guy offered to throw the junk inside away if we didn't want it.
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Offline Batz

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Re: Die filer
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2013, 05:16:24 PM »
Many years ago I worked at GM Australia as a toolmaker, I spent quite a few hours using one of those.

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