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A file is a metalworking and woodworking tool used to cut fine amounts of material from a workpiece. It is commonly referred to the hand tool style, which takes the form of a hardened steel bar with a series of sharp, parallel ridges, called teeth. Most files have a narrow, pointed tang at one end to which a handle can be fitted.  

Files come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, cuts, and tooth configurations. All files are made from hardened steel. The cross-section of a file can be flat, round, half-round, triangular, square, knife edge or of a more specialized shape. There is no unitary international standard for file nomenclature; however, there are many generally accepted names for certain kinds of files.

The cut of the file refers to how fine its teeth are. They are defined as, from roughest to smoothest: rough, middle, bastard, second cut, smooth, and dead smooth. A single-cut file has one set of parallel teeth while a cross-cut or double-cut file has a second set of cuts forming diamond teeth. In Swiss-pattern files the teeth are cut at a shallower angle, and are graded by number, with a number 1 file being coarser than a number 2, etc. Most files have teeth on all faces, but some specialty flat files have teeth only on the face or only on the edge, so that the user can come right up to another edge without damaging the finish on it.

These Swiss Vallobre brand Jewelry File, are the best know and most widely used for jewelry making, with hundreds of styles and grits to choose from there is always something for your needs, basically everything and anything you may want to do. For metalsmiths it's a given that an excellent long lasting file is a must. These files are manufactured to the highest standards of precision, using the best materials availalbe. The result is symetric lines that are equadistant which when used operate smoothly and consistantly for years, helping you achieve the results you want and need. In addition to be used on gold, silver, platinum, and other base metals, we even have availble files especially designed for working on wax. So these particular Swiss Files used for jewelry making and model making, metal smithing and jewelry repairs are a tried and true tool of choice for jewelers, metalsmiths, and jewelry designers. .
Accessories Barrette
Jewelers use these accessories fit the hand for working comfort.
Jewelry and tool makers need these tools to work on metals easily.
Crochet Crossing
Crochet is used to cut metals accurately.
Crossing are great for making jewelry with exceptional quality.
Diamond Equalling
Equalling are manufactured to precise production standards
Florentine Half-Round
Florentine is used to produce the most accurate, best cutting and longest-lasting files in the world.
Jewelers use half round file to produce the most accurate, best cutting.
Hand Joint Round Edge
Jewelry and tool makers need this tool for perfect cutting
Joint Round Edge file is used for most accurate cutting.
Knife Marking
Jewelers use knife to cut metals for sharp cutting.
Jewelry and tool makers need these tools to work on metals  like platinum, gold, silver, and steel.
Oval Pillar
Oval files is used for rapid removal of metal stock.
Pillar files deliver superior performance on all metals.
Round Rounding Off
Jewelers make use of this round file to make proper metal cutting.
Jewelers file escapement rounding off cut.
Sets Slitting
Jewelry and tool makers need these tools to cut metals like platinum, gold, silver, and steel.
Slitting files is used for rapid removal of metal stock while cutting.
Square Three-Square
Square cut file is utilized for perfect cutting of metals.
Three square files are great for making jewelry with exceptional quality.
Warding Wax Files
Jewelers use warding files to cut metals for sharp cutting.
Coarse open grain tooth reduces clogging when used with carving waxes.
These Swiss Vallobre brand Jewelry File, are the best know and most widely used for jewelry making, with hundreds of styles and grits to choose from there is always something for your needs, basically everything and anything you may want to do. For metalsmiths it's a given that an excellent long lasting file is a must. These files are manufactured to the highest standards of precision, using the best materials availalbe. The result is symetric lines that are equadistant which when used operate smoothly and consistantly for years, helping you achieve the results you want and need. In addition to be used on gold, silver, platinum, and other base metals, we even have availble files especially designed for working on wax. So these particular Swiss Files used for jewelry making and model making, metal smithing and jewelry repairs are a tried and true tool of choice for jewelers, metalsmiths, and jewelry designers. .