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  • Metal Files. Blue packages. Grobet?

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    Have these and prolly another 50-75 larger files with the same name and shape. Just a bit bigger.

    Figure one, these is a 1/8" drive these others are a 1/4" drive. Analogy.

    They were in a bidding lot. I think Aerospace. Nice files but the pattern is the same from pack to pack.

    Not very useful in a Homeshop. If I were a watch maker.

    Neat lil files, You should see the next size up from the same company. Never seen these large types. Only the one size. I would say twice as large. Have never seen these before, the big ones.

    Ill try to get a pic up of some of those. I like them the most, more useful.
    Last edited by JRouche; 04-20-2020, 02:42 AM.

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    I use small ones like the smallest you have a fair amount even on bigger things when I need to do a small tight detail in tight spaces. If the whole set of them are Grobert then you're sitting on a gold mine of really great files. Treat them well and they'll do some great work for you when they are just the right tool for the job.

    Chilliwack BC, Canada

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    • #3
      Post some up if you don't want them all. I'd probably buy a pack or two. I see some diamond files in the mix too.

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      • #4
        I bought these through the firms tool club many years ago, I hate to think what they would cost now.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by eKretz View Post
          Post some up if you don't want them all. I'd probably buy a pack or two. I see some diamond files in the mix too.
          I second this. Id love to get my hands on a set of good needle files, but boy are they proud of those things...

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          • #6
            I'm drooling (I have a weakness for files...) Blue packaging is either Vallorbe or Pferd; in either case, a premium tool.
            25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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            • #7
              How about some close up pics of the actual files, real ones should be marked like mine are.

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              • #8
                Close ups?! LOL. No thanks. Here are some of the standard blue packs. The larger ones I dont have in pack. They are still sharp as heck. These lil ones might be good for a watch makeers. After all even though they say USA on them they are all stamped European. Swiss or Sweden and Germany. Good Metal!

                Nice files but I have a die filer

                Id rather have a good de-burring tool to be honest. JR

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                • #9
                  If you use a good Swiss file, you will discover a new world.

                  They remove metal with no effort. It seems as if you can just lay the file on the part and it is already cutting. Unquestionably the best files I have ever used.

                  I have a fair number of them, but you have the mother lode.
                  CNC machines only go through the motions

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
                    If you use a good Swiss file, you will discover a new world.

                    They remove metal with no effort. It seems as if you can just lay the file on the part and it is already cutting. Unquestionably the best files I have ever used.

                    I have a fair number of them, but you have the mother lode.
                    I agree, and I try to always use a file like you should.

                    The Big Fattys? I had no idea the same company was making large ones too. I think there was a hundred of those in the mix. Trying to keep them rust free out here towards the Coast.

                    I dont blind bet on a pallet. This one was 3x3, small. And all these files popped out. I like the larger ones. And yes, they are just as sharp as the blue pak ones.

                    I do in-fact love files and file work. JR

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                    • #11
                      AAahhh I'm jealous! Beautiful Swiss files! Yes, I have some that I paid a week's wages for, they are worth every penny.... best files I'll ever have. But YOU have hit the gold mine! Lucky you! I do love me some good filing....
                      25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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                      • #12
                        If you get rid of the lot, there will come a time when you will regret it. Best to keep just one set.
                        We always used the genuine ones at work, the no2 cut. Trying the next coarser grade was a disappointment, as they were crap, I still have some of those. They also did a harder grade with yellow paint on the handles, they were supposed to last longer when fettling anodised aluminium.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post
                          AAahhh I do love me some good filing....
                          Me too. Specially when you have a file that cuts JR

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JRouche View Post

                            Me too. Specially when you have a file that cuts JR
                            I remember the first time I tried my Vallorbe files WOW what a different world! I had to learn a lighter touch or else they would take too much.
                            25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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                            • #15
                              Yep, makes you understand the idea of filing as a method of shaping a part..... It actually works with a good file, unlike the pre-blunted ones sold by american "manufacturers" (actually now just warehouse operations for soft "files" made by the cheapest available workers)
                              CNC machines only go through the motions

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