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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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Hello Fellas,

I am in need of a file to do laminate trim work. All of the recommendations from my online research point me in directions of plasti-file brand files. However, I can't find anything along these lines at the big box stores.

Can someone recommend tool for the job that can be purchased locally? (Ace, Sears, HD, etc.).


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Check your local area for the plastic laminate Wilsonart, Nevamar, Pionite, Laminart, Micarta, or Formica. Most of them sell supplies to cabinet shops, and carry the Plasti-Cut mill files. They are worth using, even if you have to order them. Also get a file keep your file clean.

Most distributors have a "over the counter" for retail sales.

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Hi Greg

Here in the UK we don't have that option - plastics files are almost impossible to come by. Most of the time I just use an off the shelf 2nd cut (fine) metalworking file, 8 to 10 inches long and kept solely for dealing with plastics (never let it go near metal). I buy Bahco engineering files and they work OK for me - here we can buy them almost anywhere that sells tools



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