Step 3: Cleaning Files and Rasps
Finally, once you're done, make sure to clean the file. For light work, you can use a file card or wire brush to flick out the metal chips caught in the file's teeth. In this case, the aluminum chips are practically welded to the file, so we've got to resort to tougher stuff. In the ensuing photos, Lynne takes this file to a bench grinder (using the wire wheel). Even so, this file might be done for.