USE/CARE OF HANDTOOLS & MEASURING TOOLS - OD1621 - LESSON 2/TASK 2
(f) Never strike the file against a vise or other object to remove
filings; use the file cleaner brush.
Never store files with lubricants or rust-preventive
compounds on them. Wrap each file in a waterproofed barrier wrapping paper
and place the files in racks or boxes so that the faces or edges of the
files will not touch each other. Keep files dry.
e. Replacing Handles.
(1) To remove a handle, hold the file with one hand and the handle
with the other hand; pull the file from the handle while striking the
ferrule end of the handle against the edge of a bench, as shown in figure
REPLACING A FILE HANDLE.
(2) To install a new handle, insert the tang end of the file into the
handle socket exerting pressure with your hands. Then tap the handle on the
bench top until the file is seated, as shown in figure 103. Do not hammer a
file into a handle.