straight filing

straight filing

[′strāt ′fīl·iŋ]
(engineering)
Filing by pushing a file in a straight line across the work.
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Hold the file handle in your right hand and the tip in your left, with the file at a 45-degree angle to whatever edge you are sharpening for straight filing. Start the stroke at the tip of the file, push it along the length of the edge with a diagonal motion, and stop when the stroke reaches the file handle.
Drawfiling will wear out a file more quickly than straight filing.
One straight filing stroke will usually take you across the width of the blade on a tool like a hoe or spade.