This set of Friedrich Dick wax-carving needle files features seven commonly used file shapes and ensures you have access to the style you need when you need it. The sharp, coarse files cut wax cleanly and resist clogging. A protective hard plastic case holds the double-cut files upright on your bench and helps protect them from humidity and acid fumes. The set includes one of each shape: warding, equalling, round, half-round, barrette, three-square and square.
These files have a Swiss cut #00; Swiss-cut files are graded by the number of teeth, counting teeth perpendicular to the long axis of the file. In all cut styles, the higher the number, the finer its cut.
Needle files feature a miniature profile with a shorter cutting surface (typically about half their length) and round, narrow handles. These small files are ideal for working on fine details and in small areas of the workpiece; they're ideal when access and surface finish take priority over metal removal.
Wax files feature broad patterns of coarse teeth that quickly and efficiently cut and shape hard wax and other relatively soft materials for model-making. The teeth resist clogging, allow you to form the basic shape for your design models, and then refine their details prior to creating molds.
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 and are 66–67 HRC hardness for exceptional service with minimal care.