This set of Friedrich Dick hand files includes an assortment of the five most commonly used file shapes. Whether you're filing a flat surface, shaping the inside of a ring, or widening a slot, this set of double-cut files ensures you have the file shape you need for all of your jewelry designs. This set includes five hand files, one of each shape: flat, half-round, half-round ring, barrette and square.
These files are German cut and are ideal for moderate material removal. German-cut files are graded by the number of teeth, counting teeth parallel to the long axis of the file. German cuts start coarser than Swiss and go finer, offering more increments for more precise cutting. In all cut styles, the higher the number, the finer its cut.
Hand files, also called 'full-size' files, feature a larger cutting surface that is longer and wider than other file types and are ideal for fast, efficient removal of material from the workpiece for initial shaping, for smoothing and, in finer cuts, for finishing. These files have a narrow, tapered tang intended to be secured into a handle (available separately) that provides comfort and control of the file when in use.
Among the finest jewelers' files in the world, Friedrich Dick files are made of tough chrome/tool steel alloy and precisely machined to yield sharp corners and fine points. These files have deep-cut teeth that provide efficient, uniform stock removal; they are 66–67 HRC hardness for exceptional service with minimal care.
• Barrette (114717)
• Half-round ring (114705)
• Half-round (114708)
• Square (114809)
• Flat (114700)