This set of Glardon Vallorbe® escapement buffing files features six commonly used file shapes to ensure you have access to the style you need when you need it; the files are coated with a fine abrasive and are ideal for pre-polishing and finishing flat surfaces and openings. They are ideal for your most delicate filing and shaping tasks, for smoothing tiny details, and for creating inside cuts. The set includes one file of each shape in a plastic carrying case: pillar, round, half-round, barrette, three-square and square.
These files have a Swiss cut #10; 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.
Escapement files are narrower and thinner than standard needle files with shorter cutting surfaces and longer, square handles. Effective on gold, silver, platinum, titanium, steel and other metals, escapement files are best suited for work that requires little metal removal.
The first choice for most jewelers, Glardon Vallorbe® files are manufactured to the highest production standards, made in Switzerland of the finest heat-tempered chrome-alloy steel. The files are precision-ground to cut quickly and accurately and to last longer than just about any other file on the market.