Farmer's Own File with Integral Handle Also known as a Sharpener File or Reaper's File
Excellent general purpose file to sharpen all your digging tools and more!
Our file is double-cut on one side for faster
cutting, and single-cut on the other for a slower,
more precise cut.
It fits well in your pocket for a quick sharpening
during your gardening break!
The Farmer's Own file, also called a Reaper's
file, can be used to sharpen garden hoes,
digging tools, mower blades, even your axe.
Also for general "around the house" metal filing
and sharpener needs.
Two Easy Ways to Get Your Farmer's Own Files
If you are ordering two or more long handled EasyDigging
tools then do nothing because we will automatically ship you
a free sharpener file with your order!
If you want to buy additional files click "Add to Cart" below.
Keep your tools sharp!
Special sharpening file with a built-in handle is often called a
Farmer's Own File or a Reaper's File, since it was designed to
sharpen farm tools. One side is double-cut for fast material
removal, and the opposite side is single-cut for finer sharpening.
To Sharpen Your EasyDigging Tools
Position the tool with the blade pointed up.
File the outside edge only of the blade to
a sharp angle (as shown) using the coarse
side of the file.
Using the mild side of the sharpener file,
lightly remove any nicks or burrs from the
inside edge of the blade keeping the file
fairly flat and parallel to the blade.
Finish off the outside edge of the blade
with the mild side of the sharpening file to an
even, sharp edge.
Easy Digging Tool Care Instructions
Clean soil off the blade after each use.
Keep the blade sharp using the Farmer's Own File.
Before storing for winter, oil the blade to prevent rust.
Clean soil from the handle after each use.
Check the wedge occasionally during use and tap back into
place if needed.
Once or twice a year, re-oil the handle using a penetrating
wood oil finish like Tung Oil or Danish Oil.