Warding files are tapered files that are double cut on boths sides and single cut on the edges. They are useful for filing slots and removing burrs after milling operations, and are also used by locksmiths for key and lock repair and deburring. The coarseness of the file indicates the spacing of the teeth and the number of teeth per inch; the our different grades for American Pattern Files are coarse cut, bastard cut, second cut, and smooth cut. (In that order from fewest to most teeth per inch) The coarseness of the file also depends on th lenght from point to heel. Shop our online selection or contact us today for a custom quote. Our knowledgeable sales team is available to help.