Cost-effective source for Nicholson files

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot, May 24, 2019.

  1. TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot

    TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot I do not consent.

    Dec 28, 2017
    I needed some files for a few of the gunsmith classes I'm taking. As anyone who's bought them knows, the cost of files can add up if you need several different ones. I did some searching and cost comparison and came up with this source for Nicholson files:

    https://www.nkbaxter.com/Nicholson-Files.php

    They have double cut flat, single cut mill, tapered round and some others. My price comparison for what I needed indicated a 30%-50% lower price than the same file at MCSDirect, Travers, Brownells, etc. I do not know if they are American or Mexico production.
     
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  2. BCD 45

    BCD 45 Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    Nicholson USA files at Ebay. I just got in a 6" set with nice hard rubber. Yours maybe cheaper but they have all kinds listed and I love the comfortable hard rubber handles. I won't buy throw offs from China or anywhere they are cheap made. DID I SAY MADE IN USA OR GERMANY ONLY.

    BCD 45
     

  3. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    For what it’s worth I’m a dealer for a company called Warrensville File. We don’t sell a lot but we have a couple of customers that have been using them for years without any issues. I’d be more than happy to do what I can for any Addict in the market for anything they have. www.warrensvillefile.com
     
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  4. Combat Weapon Systems

    Combat Weapon Systems Gunsmith

    115
    Mar 31, 2019
    I check Ebay for Swiss pillar files. A lot of the time you can find them for $10-$15.
     
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  5. Combat Weapon Systems

    Combat Weapon Systems Gunsmith

    115
    Mar 31, 2019
    If you want Mill cut files Grainger sells those in a pillar file Westward brand.
     

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