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Basic Application Type of File Recommended Basic Application Type of File Recommended
Flat Surfaces Hand Flat Surfaces-Corners Barrette
Flat Surfaces-Slots Pillar & Crochet Keyways Dovetail Ways Barrette
Curved Surfaces-Corners-Holes Round or Crossing Gear Teeth Deburring Barrette
Corner of Curved & Flat Surfaces Crossing & Crochet Rounded Inside Corners-Holes Round
Slots-Wedge Shaped Openings Knife Rounded Corners Crochet & Pippin
Corners-Slots Slitting or Equalling Holes-"V" Slots Pippin
Slots Warding & Screwhead Roughening Surfaces for Grips Checkering
Edges (Joints) Joint Corners-Holes-Edges 3-Square & Square

Hardness - Standard Grobet files are Rockwell hardness 60-62 HRc. Grobet Valtitan files are Rockwell hardness 72HRc.

Scale of Cuts - The lower the number, the coarser the cut ( so "00" is very coarse and "4" is very fine).

Teeth per Inch (Upcut)

30 41 51 64 79 97 117 142 173 213 295
10" and over in length 00 0 1 2 3 4 6
4" to 8" in length 00 0 1 2 3 4 6
3" in length 00 0 1 2 3 4 6 8
Escapement 00 0 1 2 3 4 6
Needle file 4" to 7" 0 0 2 3 4 6
Regular Rifflers 0 2 3 4 6