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Cross-Reference Alternatives

Nicholson files' MPNs (manufacturer's part numbers) generally cross individual references to the equivalent Simonds files model numbers. So, if you are looking for competitor hand files for metal that are either out of stock or obsolete, chances are Raptor Supplies has the equivalent old Nicholson files available. Customers can also cross reference most of these tools and metal files using the last five digits of the model numbers.


The Nicholson file catalogue is small & lightweight. The files may require careful packaging as some products may get damaged while shipping. Hence, these Nicholson products are delivered by courier shipment and not by air freight.

About Nicholson

Nicholson File Company is an ISO 9001 registered manufacturer of machine made files. The company's product catalogue includes files, rasps, metal file handles, steam traps, hand saws, circular saw blades, pressure regulators, file cleaners and power tool accessories. Nicholson files are precisely engineered to provide maximum gram removal per stroke and feature resharpenable teeth for long life. These files have an ergonomic handle and a rear taper that allows comfortable and powerful gripping. The company's line of hand files includes half round files, knife files, square files, warding files and three square files. These files are widely used for filing, cutting and sharpening metals, plastics and saws in woodworking and metalworking applications. Raptor Supplies offers Nicholson metal file hand tools in various shapes, sizes and materials.

Major Trade Names

Nicholson Magicut Files

Nicholson Magicut Files

Nicholson Magicut files have single cut teeth which are divided into short cutting edges by angular serrations. They free themselves readily from chips and enable rough & smoothing performance at the same time. They are used as an all purpose file by machinists, in order to remove stock rapidly and ...

leave a smooth finish. These Nicholson metal files come in a rectangular shape and have tapered points for efficient performance.

Nicholson 4-in-Hand Rasp

Nicholson 4-in-Hand Rasp

Nicholson 4-in-hand rasps & files are versatile items for use with multiple projects in general purpose wood applications. These half round, combination hand file units feature rasp-cut teeth on half the round and flat sides for aggressive removal of soft materials or wood from straight or curved su...

rfaces. They have single cut teeth on half the round side of the units for sharpening, finishing & deburring on curved surfaces. They have an American pattern file for non precision material removal, making them ideal for home craftsmen, boat builders, homeowners and mechanics.

Nicholson XF Files

Nicholson XF Files

Nicholson XF Swiss Pattern needle files are used primarily by professional jewellers, watchmakers, die makers and fine toolmakers. They are engineered to more exacting measurements than American pattern files. These units have knurled handles for perfect gripping.

Nicholson Super Shear Files

Nicholson Super Shear Files

Super Shear files from Nicholson have double purpose milled & curved teeth pattern for smooth & rapid work on materials. The teeth cut in an off centre arc to allow fast cutting. They are ideal for convex and flat surfaces such as brass, babbitt, annealed steel, aluminium, copper, bronze, magnesium,...

iron, hard rubber, soft metal alloys, plastic and hardwood.

Nicholson Predator Backsaw

Nicholson Predator Backsaw

Nicholson Predator backsaws come with an ergonomic handle having rubber coated grip for superior control and comfort. They have razor sharp diamond ground teeth for effortless cuts and induction hardened hard pointy teeth that never need resharpening. They have a blade tapered to a point for cutting...

curves and starting holes.

Nicholson Competitive Advantages

Nicholson SandShark

Nicholson SandShark

The Nicholson SandShark technology is a revolutionary concept for material removal, allowing up to 25 times faster removal than coarse (60 grit) sandpaper. SandSharks produce a surface smooth enough to paint and sand. The teeth are specially heat hardened and sharpened to cut easily through the hardest material and keep their edge intact. Moreover,...

SandShark units have a tooth pattern that resists clogging. They can be easily cleaned with a standard household brush and can be repeatedly used.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I use Nicholson files?

Nicholson metal files ensure detailed and fine finish on metal or wood working applications. Raptor Supplies offers Nicholson hand files for metal including file steel for knife making and similar Nicholson tools.

Which company makes Nicholson files?

Crescent Nicholson is a manufacturer of manual material removal products from Apex Tool Group. The extensive Crescent Nicholson file catalogue includes files, swas, rasps, and accessories.

Where are Nicholson files made?

The Nicholson File Company manufactures files and hand tools at Acorn Street in Providence, Rhode Island.