This 12-piece set of needle files is an economical option for beginners and for those interested in trying a variety of file shapes before investing in higher-quality files. This set ensures you have the file shape you need for all of your jewelry designs. This assortment contains two files each of: warding, equalling and round; one file each of half-round, barrette, crossing, knife and three-square. Shapes included in the assortment may vary.
These files have a Swiss cut #2; 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. Though they can be used as-is, securing the file in a handle (available separately) improves control for better precision and tool safety.