What is the quality on the Ranger metal file/saw?
The metal file in combination with a plier is very good and it
is many times misunderstood as a tool only for metal. It is not only for metal and I would say that this tool is one of the absolute best for wood as well, it can be used for surface work on wood and for shaping. The metal file/saw on any multi-tool is usually
made to be a durable tool and from what I have heard and know it is the same with Wenger. I have for sure tested a few things myself. I found a bolt that is made of an unknown metal alloy or steel and it was cut without any problem. The metal file is short
and therefor some may wonder if it would take very long to cut. It did not take very long and it survived. Then I found an old steel padlock, not the best quality but it would need a good hit with a stone to open it without keys. It was cut without any problem
and the teeth are intact, only a few changes. Remember that the metal file on SAKs is made to be close to a professional tool but it cannot replace the specific professional tools. It will for sure help you and perform when needed. I am a bit surprised by
this and I see that I will do some more tests for fun and to get more knowledge on this tool. There are three sides on this and one side is more comfortable because it is on the side close to the handle. This metal file/saw will cut even better padlocks, chains and metal. A metal file is excellent for removing rust and corrosion on metal. All the rust must be gone before painting it. There are paints today made to be used directly
on rust and corroded surfaces. It is better to do it proper and removing all rust will avoid the small bubbles from a coarse rusty surface that in time will open for further corrosion.