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05:10 Jul 25, 2000
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase:Hiebe einer Feile
Jaja, die Feile...(what did I take on here?)
Eine Feile deren Hiebe voller Späne sind, greift nicht, sondern rutscht über das Werkstück.
Files differ in length, shape, and the cut of the teeth. The length of a file is the measurement taken from heel to point, Fig. 7 This measurement excludes the tan, the part which fits into the handle.
Machinists’ hand files are classified according to tooth form as single, double, rasp, and curved. Fig.8, top, shows the two types most frequently used – the single cut and double cut files. A single cut file has rows of parallel teeth extending at an angle across the face. A double cut file has parallel rows of teeth which cross each other. The first row, known as the over-cut is usually coarser and deeper than the second row, known as the under-cut. The teeth are shaped to make a cutting edge like that of a tool bit, and they have both rake and clearance angles.
According to the coarseness of the teeth, they are rough, coarse, bastard, second-cut, smooth, and dead smooth. Fig. 8 shows the types of files most often used in machined shop work. A magnified view of each illustrates the differences in form and coarseness.
Files should not be used without a handle. The round wooden handles are a safety measure. They prevent accidents which may injure the hand.
They seem to think it should be tooth (teeth) but I have always said groove (grooves). - Dan
Explanation: Dan is always a bit quicker. I just wanted to give you a better visualization of a file. The problem with groove is that some files are grooved on one side for fine work, whereas the other side has "ridges" or "teeth". Your context might answer that. According to Webster's: file is
1 : a long, narrow tool usually of hardened steel with cutting ridges for forming or smoothing surfaces especially of metal
2 : a shrewd or crafty person