Vallorbe ECO Machinist File Set of 4-Second Cut
Part # 131.014M6-2
Set of 4 Vallorbe ECO Range Machinists Files
Kit contains 1 each 6 Inch Vallorbe ECO Machinist Files-Second Cut:LS5510-6-2 Flat Pillar
LS5550-6-2 Half Round
LS5560-6-2 Three-Square (Triangle)
Machinist files (also called Engineers files) are cheaper files used for general purpose industrial use. These are not jewelers files, having only a single "cut" across the diagonal and we do not recommended for fine jewelry use. These are the types of files that are used by mechanics, engineers, and other trades for quickly removing hard metals. In other words, these are the files that you use if you are not a jeweler! The Vallorbe ECO Range of Machinist files are the cheapest files (ECO for economical) you can get from Vallorbe, and they are not made in Switzerland.
In fact, the
Machinist files have a different cut ratings than jewelers files, which are called precision files or Swiss pattern files. Machinist files are based on an American standard, and have names like bastard cut. These Vallorbe ECO machinist files are "2nd Cut", which is coarser than a jewelers cut 2, somewhere between a cut 0 and cut 1 if compared to the jewelers file cuts.
This makes for a good set of files for household chores, or for anyone who wants to "borrow" one of your files to do some plumbing or automotive work. In fact, this set is so reasonable you should definitely have a couple of these assortments laying around for the gear heads and grease monkeys you know.