Diamond Files are
manufactured by electroplating diamond on to steel blanks using nickel. The
smaller the particles, the finer the grit of the file. This is why diamond
files are referred to in grits rather like sandpaper. The higher the number,
the smaller the grit and the finer the finish.
Diamond Files cut
on the pull stroke as well as the push stroke when you're working in small
intricate areas the diamond file will work on the pull stroke just as
effectively as it does on the push stroke. So this may make it slightly easier
in confined spaces. It also means in theory that it will cut twice as fast as a
toothed file of the same grit because it's cutting on the pull as well as on
the push stroke.
advantage is the fact that they also work sideways and with a twisting motion.
have a unique property in that they will work in any direction, unlike
traditional steel files have teeth rather like a saw blade. The smaller the
teeth, the finer the cut of the file, but all these teeth are lined up in the
same direction. So this means that with a traditional file it will only cut in
one direction like a saw. Even when you have a round or half round file, they
still only cut in a forward direction. They don't work sideways or in a
circular motion, for example.
Diamond Files cut
in all directions, produce a better finish. The distribution of diamond
particles enables the diamond needle file to not only cut in all directions but
also produce a much better finish. Therefore diamond needle files can offer a
fantastic abrasive for a variety of applications. Due to the hardness of
diamond, diamond files can be used on a variety of materials that other
abrasives will not have an impact upon.
Because diamond files come in various shapes like flat, round, square,
etc. They are ideal for use in maintaining aluminum extrusion dies, sharpening
carbide cutting tools, working on industrial ceramic components, enlarging and
cleaning holes in various hard to work on materials like tungsten carbides and