The 6 Best Hand File Sets
This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in June of 2016. Once you've completed the rough sanding down of a piece of wood using a power sander for convenience and speed, one of these hand file sets will let you get the precise finish you need for items that require fastidious workmanship. Our selection includes kits that are perfect for custom furniture making or for any woodworking project you have in mind. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best hand file set on Amazon.
April 08, 2019:
The Simonds All Purpose was ranked first for it's unmatched quality, classic wooden handles, and the completeness of the set as it provides a fine and coarse version of each tool for cutting and finishing. The Apex Tool Group Nicholson was a close second and may be preferred by some for their more utilitarian comfort grip handles, especially those who put in long hours on these tools.
For the hobbyist just dipping their toe in the water we added the budget-friendly Mulwark Premium because of the wide variety of sizes provided and it's great price per tool while still being made from hardened carbon steel.