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91mm long metal file/saw - will this work as a nail file?

00 Offline Bunk Tuppins

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I've been thinking of getting a 91mm with the long file / metal saw such as the Mountaineer or Ranger.  Pictures I have seen seem to show a cross cut file.  Will this work as a nail file?


us Offline BPRoberts

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Re: 91mm long metal file/saw - will this work as a nail file?
Reply #1 on: August 05, 2022, 05:18:14 AM
I personally find them a little coarser than I like for a nail file, but they're not unusable.


us Offline nate j

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Re: 91mm long metal file/saw - will this work as a nail file?
Reply #2 on: August 05, 2022, 07:40:04 AM
I agree that they are noticeably coarser than typical nail files, but in my experience they work just fine.


ca Offline Jazz

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Re: 91mm long metal file/saw - will this work as a nail file?
Reply #3 on: August 05, 2022, 10:31:02 AM
Yes, and with a nice nail cleaner on the end. I have the Mountaineer in my pocket right now.


gb Offline Tasky

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Re: 91mm long metal file/saw - will this work as a nail file?
Reply #4 on: August 05, 2022, 11:39:44 AM
As others have said, Vic specifically pegs the tip as both a nail cleaner and a small crosshead screwdriver.
That implies the file will work for nails, and there is both a coarse and a fine side - I believe fine is usually the left side, ie the one with the nail nick.

I've used it for nails a few times and they work fine, so long as you take it easy. Don't go mad, or you'll have no fingertips!! :D


us Offline Swisster

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Re: 91mm long metal file/saw - will this work as a nail file?
Reply #5 on: August 05, 2022, 12:58:54 PM
The Nail Clip 580 has everything for nail grooming.


00 Offline Bunk Tuppins

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Re: 91mm long metal file/saw - will this work as a nail file?
Reply #6 on: August 05, 2022, 05:22:10 PM
The Nail Clip 580 has everything for nail grooming.
  I like that model too and actually have two of them.  I usually carry two SAKs: one with scissors and file and one with a bit bigger blade,  For ex an Executive and a Spartan.  I was trying to come up with a single SAK that has scissors, a nail file, and a decent sized blade.  The Compact comes close but I don't like the file much.  So I've been looking at Mountaineer and other 91mm models with the metal file.  I've never owned one with that long metal file.


us Offline Farmer X

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Re: 91mm long metal file/saw - will this work as a nail file?
Reply #7 on: August 05, 2022, 10:37:38 PM
The double-cut file will work on fingernails, but my personal preference for that purpose is the stippled file.
USN 2000-2006

One to four layers of SAK is (usually) best for me.

If you have absolutely nothing better to do, my YouTube channel is awlways an option:

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCWA0VjH6v3WS6gvLkPGk9KA/


us Offline cody6268

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Re: 91mm long metal file/saw - will this work as a nail file?
Reply #8 on: August 07, 2022, 01:01:31 AM
Old plated, yes. Modern cut stainless, way too aggressive.


ca Offline Jazz

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Re: 91mm long metal file/saw - will this work as a nail file?
Reply #9 on: August 07, 2022, 03:31:22 AM
Run the file backwards. Less aggressive.


 

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