This Glardon Vallorbe® round (rat-tail) escapement file is ideal for your most delicate filing and shaping tasks, for smoothing tiny details, and for creating inside cuts. Use this file for enlarging, defining and smoothing holes, openings and small-radius curves, and for smoothing and refining tubing or fine round or concave structures. The file tapers to a fine point, and has teeth around its entire surface.
This file has a Swiss cut #4; 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.
A double-cut file features two sets of evenly spaced teeth set in two directions, one at a slightly different angle than the other. Double-cut files are designed to cut more aggressively, maximizing the work of each stroke to remove more metal with fewer strokes. At the end of the stroke, the file should be lifted from the workpiece and repositioned for the next stroke; dragging the file backward against the metal can mar the metal and damage the teeth.
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.