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AC196313 Feb 2020 3:01 p.m. PST

I have a few sets of needle files, my favourites being some tiny (80mm I think) which are ideally sized for working on metal figures.

The only issue is that they are coarser than I would like, about the same as all my sets, and they leave files marks in the soft metal that I have to finish off with wet and dry.

Anyone know of some small fine needle files.

The only ones that I have found that actually specify the grit are Eze-Lap which claim to be 600 grit.

Has anyone tried these, are they really 600 grit, sounds like a silly question but I have seen Amazon reviews that say no way. By 600 grit I would be expecting them to be as fine as 600 grit wet and dry paper.

jwebster13 Feb 2020 4:37 p.m. PST

My advice, don't buy from Amazon, buy from a tools company.

I'm not sure that diamond ones are produced by a major tool company

I have just regular needle files, but decent quality, I have a feeling they specify grooves per cm

Don't buy a big set those will probably be the cheapos. You only need a round and a flat

Good luck

John

Personal logo Zeelow Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2020 7:43 a.m. PST
AC196315 Feb 2020 2:56 p.m. PST

I was under the impression that Eze-Lap were a proper make, made in the US.

I only referenced Amazon because they have reviews of them.

Has anyone tried the Eze-Lap 600 grit – are they really 600 grit, in that it has the same meaning as 600 grit on wet and dry paper.

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