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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Very neat diamond coated files. – LodeStar Pile Black Filing/Sanding Tools (5x180mm 5-Piece Set) Reviews

posted by Ghlargh on 04/26/2008 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Cheap diamond coated files. Very good where you need to grind something very hard by hand, for example fine tuning things made from glass or tungsten carbide.
Cons:
A little rougher than i would have liked, especially if it's going to be used to sharpen something.

The coating of diamond dust should have been made all the way up to the top of the file shape.
Other:
If you need to use diamond tools for a longer time or if you need a better surface, you should wet-grind, meaning you should have water flowing over the file when you use it.

If you need slightly less rough files, you can grind them down by rubbing them against each other, ofcourse this only works to a certain grade.
Bottomline:
At this price, these are fantastic diamond coated files, just keep in mind that they will not last forever, especially if you do not wet-grind.

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