This five-piece set of Glardon Vallorbe® Valtitan™ hand files is highly recommended for working with platinum and other hard metals; the set includes an assortment of the 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 three-square.
Valtitan™ files deliver better performance on hard-to-file surfaces (such as platinum and titanium), have great corrosion resistance and long service life. Valtitan files are specially treated for hardness (72HRC, the hardest steel file available). The teeth on these files resist metal accumulation so that a quick, sharp knock is usually enough to clear them.
These files have a Swiss cut #2, and are ideal for moderate material removal. 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.
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.
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.