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Suspension Files, getting the right size hanging files

george_ellis
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Thanks for looking, seems alot of fellow ebayers struggle getting sizes right for their filing cabinets!!
I wrote this in a hope to help you all out, making sure you always get the right size for the job.

Suspension files are the most popular from of hanging file. They have top access to contents and are used in filing cabinets, desk high drawer units and cupboards with suspension file chassis. Filing capacity if you suffer from overloaded files you may require an extra capacity file. Suspension files are now available in standard capacity or with a 30mm or 50mm gusset.


SIZE
This is the big query for most, several sizes are on the market but the most popular by far are A4 or Foolscap. From my experience the smaller desk high units and filing cabinets from Argos, MFI etc usually take A4. The business filing cabinets and larger pedestals from office suppliers take foolscap. Trolleys can take either. My filing cabinets and pedestals all take foolscap size files. 

 
A4 Suspension Files (Smaller Files)
The overall width of the file is 340mm
300mm is the measurement of the paper folder.
The distance from the edge of the paper folder to the centre of the tab is 10mm
The width of the whole tab is 20mm 
The width of the inside indent of the tab is 10mm 
The Depth of the whole file is 240mm
Therefore these files hang perfectly on hangers that are 320mm to 330mm apart.


Foolscap Suspension Files (Larger Files)
The overall width of the file is 405mm
360mm is the measurement of the paper folder.
The distance from the edge of the paper folder to the centre of the tab is 10mm
The width of the whole tab is 20mm 
The width of the inside indent of the tab is 10mm 
The Depth of the whole file is 240mm
Therefore these files hang perfectly on hangers that are 380mm to 390mm apart.

There are many other files out there like Lateral files, these have different uses so please see my listings for information about them and find the right file for the job!

Hope this helps, please show your support by buying our files

My Suspension Files
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