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RichardW

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Needle file set recommendations please
« on: June 01, 2023, 03:46:58 pm »

Looking for advice please.
My 60 year old cheap needle files need a lot to be desired. Looking on Amazon there are 101 different sets all with apparently amazing reviews but I would rather go by the recommendations of model makers who use them.
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Re: Needle file set recommendations please
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2023, 04:51:11 pm »

You wonít find better than Perma GritÖ


https://www.permagrit.com/
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Re: Needle file set recommendations please
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2023, 06:09:11 pm »

Permagrit are excellent but expensive. For something like that I wouldn't buy from Amazon, better to use a specialist model engineering supplier like Chronos.

https://www.chronos.ltd.uk/

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Re: Needle file set recommendations please
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2023, 08:47:12 pm »

Hi - I use Vallorbe needle files. They are Swiss made and probably the best you can buy. They are not cheap but last a very long time. Iíve had mine for 6 years and they are still like new.

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Re: Needle file set recommendations please
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2023, 09:25:03 pm »

Thank you all. It sounds as if, as usual, it pays to spend a bit more to get quality tools that will do a good job.
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Re: Needle file set recommendations please
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2023, 12:12:58 am »

Plus one for Vallorbe.
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Re: Needle file set recommendations please
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2023, 02:55:10 pm »

They also make a really nice handle for their needle files which swaps easily for the next one you want to use.  It uses a sliding collet system and sits nicely in your hand for filing.  I use it and it makes the not so nice job of filing a whole lot better.
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