Files that Burnish/Finish/Polish
New from Glardon-Vallorbe, Buff Files are not files in the classic sense but rather ceramic coated finishing and burnishing tools shaped like files. Instead of using emery sticks, fine abrasive paper or abrasive stones for finishing work you can now use popular needle and escapement file shapes for precise finishing in hard to reach places.
These are the needle file shaped buff files. Choose from 7 different needle file profiles.
Buff files are coated with a composite that includes synthetic diamond particles. If compared to an abrasive grit, the buff file would be considered between 500-800 grit (30-20 micron) but if used with light pressure they can be compared to almost 900-1200 grit (20-15 micron). The factory rating for this level of abrasiveness is G10. When using on soft materials like gold buff files require occasional cleaning using an ultrasonic or a quick dip in alcohol. Another cleaning method is to use Bergeon Rodico, a popular cleaning rubber used by Laser Welder owners and watchmakers.
Buff files are used for beveling and flank finishing in the watchmakers and machinists trade. They can be used for cleaning up casting sprue lines and deburring jewelry as well as many finishing steps that are currently done using abrasive rubber wheels. Buff files will eliminate marks used by the finest cut files (cut 8) and the coating is anti-corrosive so the buff files won't easily rust.Buff files stiffness will allow you to make sharp edges and buff files shapes help you to finish hard to reach places. Buff files work great on hard metals like Titanium, Steel and high karat white gold alloys. They can even work on enamel surfaces.
Choose from 7 needle file profiles:
Part No. Vallorbe Part No. Profile133.111 LAC2411-140-G10 Barrette
133.103 LAC2403-140-G10 Crossing
133.102 LAC2402-140-G10 Halfround
133.101 LAC2401-140-G10 Pillar
133.110 LAC2410-140-G10 Round
133.108 LAC2408-140-G10 Square
133.107 LAC2407-140-G10 Three-Square
These are the perfect files for cleaning fancy platinum and gold settings prior to pushing prongs and cleaning up prongs after. They actually polish while removing metal leaving flat crisp planes unlike rubber wheels.