Individual escapement shaped buff files from Glardon-Vallorbe.
Buff files or buffing files, are not files in the classic sense but rather ceramic coated finishing and burnishing tools shaped like files, in this case, escapement 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 Escapement File Shaped Buff Files
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 abrasive 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.
Choose from 7 Escapement file profiles:
- 133.118 LEC3008-55-G10 Half Round
- 133.119 LEC3009-55-G10 Crossing
- 133.120 LEC3010-55-G10 Barrette
- 133.124 LEC3014-55-G10 Three-Square
- 133.127 LEC3017-55-G10 Pillar
- 133.131 LEC3021-55-G10 Round
- 133.130 LEC3020-55-G10 Square
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.