Rio Grande 2014 Tools and Equipment Catalog - page 73

Offered exclusively through Rio Grande, Friedrich Dick files are among
the finest jeweler's files in the world. Many European jewelers wouldn’t
consider using anything else. After you try one, we think you’ll agree.
Graded by the ultra-precise German file-cut grading system and made
to high standards of quality, Friedrich Dick files offer precision and
consistency of cut unsurpassed by any other file. These files feature:
Tough chrome/tool steel alloy construction
Precisely machined sharp corners and fine points
Deep-cut teeth for efficient, uniform stock removal
HRC hardness of 66–67 for exceptional service with minimal care
The Swiss/German/French Connection
German-cut Friedrich Dick files are marked “Swiss-made.” This is no error.
In fact, all Friedrich Dick files are made in a state-of-the-art factory in
Switzerland near the French border. Many craftspeople travel daily across
the mountain pass from France to work their craft. So your German-cut
file is Swiss-made by French craftspeople and is being used in the United
States (or wherever you may reside)—truly a world without borders!
The Friedrich Dick company, founded in 1778, is one of the largest file
manufacturers in the world. The company offers more than 1,500 types
of precision files for use in industries from electronics to die-forming.
FRIEDRICH DICK
THE WORLD STANDARD IN FILES
German File-Cut Ratings
Because Germany and Switzerland use different systems for rating
file cuts, here are some features that distinguish German-cut files
(such as Friedrich Dick):
German cut ratings start coarser than Swiss cuts and go finer
German cuts offer more increments for more precise cutting
German cuts offer a more extreme angle for smoother filing action
The description of each Friedrich Dick file includes the German file-cut
number and the Swiss equivalent.
set of 6
Cut:
Begin with a lower cut number (#00 is the coarsest)
for rapid metal removal and rough shaping. Work up
through the cut numbers (#8 is the finest) to smooth
and contour.
Shape:
Match the shape of the file to the contour of
the piece you’re filing to ensure the best result.
Choose the
Right File
Hand File and Needle File
Combination Sets
These sets combine six of our most popular
Friedrich Dick hand and needle styles
ideal
starter sets! Sets include one flat hand file,
one half-round hand file, one round needle
file, one half-round needle file, one equalling
needle file and one barrette needle file.
Hand files are 8"L with a 6"L cutting surface.
Needle files are 6
¼
" long with a 3
"L
cutting surface. Made in Switzerland.
German
Cut#
Equivalent
Swiss Cut # Item #
1-2
set
3-5
set
6+
set
A.
2
1
114-854
$79.00 $74.00 $69.00
3
2
114-855
$82.00 $77.00 $72.00
5
4
114-856
$94.00 $89.00 $84.00
Key File Sets
Ergonomic wood handles are grooved for a secure and
comfortable grip. Sets include hand, square, three-square,
warding, half-round and round files in a handy wallet case.
Overall length is 7
"; cutting surface is 3
". Made in
Switzerland.
German
Cut#
Equivalent
Swiss Cut # Item #
1-2
set
3-5
set
6+
set
B.
2
0
114-871
$31.00 $29.00 $27.00
3
2
114-872
$33.00 $31.00 $29.00
B.
A.
hand
three-square
half-round
half-round
warding
flat
square
barrette
round
half-round
equalling
round
set of 6
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