File sets are a group of file tools in different shapes and sizes that come in a set. These sets contain files that are used to remove fine amounts of material from a workpiece. A file is mostly handheld and is a length of metal with teeth cut into at least one of its sides that is used for shaping or smoothing off a piece of material by cutting away some of it. Files are shaped rectangular, square, triangular or round cross-section.
Files can be used to remove unwanted sharp slivers from a piece of metal that are left along its corners after it has been cut or sharpened.
The main types of file are engineers files, needle files and thread files, but there are also many other kinds available, such as:
They differ from materials, sizes, shapes, cuts and tooth configuration and file sets can include them all in one.