Craftsman has just come out with a new 3pc hand file set, which features 3 files and a single handle.
The files include a mill file, a round file, and a half-round file, each 6″ in length. Craftsman says that the set comes with a carry pouch.
Honestly, I think that Amazon’s $25 price is destined to be a “was price” or “list price,” as it seems to be a bit too much for what you get.
For around the same price, they also have a listing for a Nicholson 3pc file set. It’s a 6″ file set, with handles on each file, and you get a mill file, half round file, and round file, same as with the Craftsman set.
How easy is it to take the files out of the Craftsman handle?
With a $25 budget and limited to the two above options, the Nicholson set seems like the better buy. But if that Craftsman set lowers in price, or you want 3 files and just one handle, the Craftsman set might gain some favor.
Or, maybe you want the option to use your file with a handle or without, easily switching between the two options? Are there any other reasons why the Craftsman might be a good idea over the Nicholson 3pc set?
P.S. What’s a good file brand these days? I have a lot of Nicholson files, and one of these days I’ll try Simonds.