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Violin Making Files and Rasps for Luthiers

Use the following high quality files and rasps for precision shaping and smoothing.

Nut Files
Grobet Accessories
Herdim Precision Rasps
Grobet Swiss Precision Files
Grobet Swiss Precision Needle Files
Grobet Valtitan Precision Needle Files
Grobet Valtitan Precision Files

Image Nut Files Model/Price

Set of four violin nut/bridge files (E, A, D, G), flat, double edged

Width: G: 1.0 mm, D: 0.9 mm, A: 0.8 mm, E: 0.7 mm

Item #87-970
$69.00
Gurian fret file, with 3 burrs, for guitars Item #87-960
$71.00

GROBET Accessories

Item #87-024

File and/or Burnisher Handle

      $4.20
 
Item #87-025

Needle File Handle

      $6.80
 
Item #87-027

File Cleaner with brush

      $15.90

Herdim Precision Rasps

Model # Description Width & Thickness Length Cut # Price Order
Item #8D-7502

Herdim Precision Rasps, Flat Rasp

10x4mm 125mm   $46.00
Item #8D-7504 As Above 16x4mm 150mm   $56.00
Item #8D-7716

Herdim Precision Cabinet Rasp

20x4mm 150mm   $71.25

GROBET Swiss Precision Files

Model # Description Width & Thickness Length Cut # Price Order
Item #87-214.0

Crossing Files, coarse

Half-round on two sides, with one side having a larger radius than the other. Tapered in width and thickness. Cut and usable to the point. Used primarily for filing interior curved surfaces. The double radius makes possible the filing at the junction of two curved surfaces or a straight and a curved surface. Double cut on both sides.

12x3.6mm
100mm
(4")
0 $56.00
Item #87-214.2 As above, fine " " 2 $59.50
Item #87-216.0 Crossing File, as above, coarse 15x4.5mm 150mm
(6")
0 $66.50
Item #87-216.2 As above, fine " " 2 $69.75
Item #87-218.0 Crossing File, as above, coarse 21x6mm 200mm
(8")
0 $88.60
Item #87-218.2 As above, fine " " 2 $98.75
Item #87-226.00

Half-Round File, very coarse

Tapered in width and thickness, coming to a point. Double cut on both sides.

15x4.8mm
150mm
(6")
00 $42.90
Item #87-226.0 As above, coarse " " 0 $45.75
Item #87-226.1 As above, medium " " 1 $47.50
Item #87-226.2 As above, fine " " 2 $49.25
Item #87-228.00 Half-Round Files, as above, very coarse 21 x 6mm 200mm
(8")
00 $62.75
Item #87-228.0 As above, coarse " " 0 $65.25
Item #87-228.1 As above, medium " " 1 $65.25
Item #87-228.2 As above, fine " " 2 $67.50
Item #87-236.0

Half-Round Slim Files, coarse

Tapered in width and thickness, coming to a point. Narrower than regular half-round, and therefore useful for filing inside of rings. Double cut on both sides.

12x3.6mm
150mm
(6")
00 $45.75
Item #87-236.2 As above, fine " " 2 $51.50
Item #87-276.1

Round Files, medium

Gradually tapered and cut and workable to the point. Used where it is necessary to enlarge a hole or round off a radius. Double cut.

6.4mm
150mm
(6")
1 $26.25
Item #87-279.2 Round Files, as above, fine 10.3mm 250mm
(10")
2 $49.25
Item #87-326.0

Hand Flat Files, coarse

Parallel in width and tapered in thickness. Double cut top and bottom - One edge is single cut - One edge is safe.

19 x 4mm
150mm
(6")
0 $26.25
Item #87-326.1 As above, medium " " 1 $27.50
Item #87-328.000 Hand Flat Files, as above, extremely coarse 22x4.8mm 200mm
(8")
000 $37.95
Item #87-328.00 As above, very coarse " " 00 $34.75
Item #87-328.0 As above, coarse " " 0 $36.25
Item #87-328.1 As above, medium " " 1 $37.25
Item #87-328.2 As above, fine " " 2 $38.75
Item #87-329.0 Hand Flat Files, as above, coarse 25x6.4mm 250mm
(10")
0 $49.00
Item #87-384.00

Warding Files, very coarse

Parallel in thickness and tapered in width. Useful for removal of burs. Double cut top and bottom - Both edges are single cut.

13x1.2mm
100mm
(4")
00 $27.50
Item #87-384.0 As above, coarse " " 0 $29.75
Item #87-384.2 As above, fine " " 2 $34.50
Item #87-386.00 Warding Files, as above, very coarse 16x2mm 150mm
(6")
00 $31.00
Item #87-386.0 As above, coarse " " 0 $32.00
Item #87-386.2 As above, fine " " 2 $35.50
Item #87-388.00 Warding Files, as above, very coarse 22x2.8mm 200mm
(8")
00 $42.50
Item #87-388.0 As above, coarse " " 0 $44.75
Item #87-388.2 As above, fine " " 2 $48.00

GROBET Swiss Precision Needle Files

Precision files, for exacting work, especially under magnification. Made of the highest quality steel, machined and finished for precision shape, accuracy, and balance. With round knurled handles or plastic handles as noted.

Model # Description Cross section Length Cut # Price Order
Item #87-516.0 Crossing Precision Needle Files, coarse knurled handles. 150mm
(6")
0 $18.50
Item #87-516.2 As above, fine   " 2 $18.50
Item #87-526.0 Half-Round Precision Needle Files, coarse knurled handles. " 0 $19.50
Item #87-526.2 As above, fine   " 2 $19.50
Item #87-576.0 Oval Precision Needle Files, coarse knurled handles. " 0 $18.50
Item #87-576.2 As above, fine   " 2 $18.50

GROBET Swiss Precision Needle Files (continued)

The following photo applies to needle files shown listed below. The Diameter refers to the THICK end of the file, tapering to a point. The Length refers to the file portion, not including handle. They are all circular in cross-section.

Cut #

Cut norms for Grobet Files
000 Extra coarse, for wood
00 Very coarse, for wood
0 Coarse, for wood
1 Medium, for wood
2 Fine, for wood /metal
3 Very fine, for metal
4 Extremely fine, for metal
Model # Description Diameter
Length
(File area only)
Cut # Price Order
Item #87-600.2 Round precision needle file, fine 0.8mm 38mm 2 $18.25
Item #87-601.2 As above, fine 1.0mm 45mm 2 $18.75
Item #87-606.0 Round precision needle file, fine 6" knurled, coarse 3.0mm 80mm 0 $15.00
Item #87-606.2 As above, fine 3.0mm 80mm 2 $15.00
Item #87-621.1 Round precision needle file, medium, 6" with plastic handle 1.5mm 75mm 1 $25.75
Item #87-631.2 Round precision needle file, escapement, fine 1.5mm 55mm 2 $17.75
Item #87-632.0 As above, coarse 2.0mm 65mm 0 $20.75
Item #87-632.2 As above, fine 2.0mm 65mm 2 $20.75

GROBET Valtitan Precision Needle Files

These files have the hardest surfaces known (Rockwell hardness of 72HRc). Use them for better performance on hard-to-file surfaces such as: platinum, stainless steel, exotic plastics, and other hard to file materials. Little or no clogging occurs - a simple knock is enough to remove the chips. They are also resistent to corrosion resulting in longer life than standard files. Made in Switzerland. The Length column below refers to file area only, not including handle.

Model # Description Diameter Length
(File area only)
Cut # Price Order
Item #87-707.00 Round Valtitan precision needle file, very coarse,
7" total length
3.25mm
90mm
(3.5")
00 $25.25
Item #87-707.0 As above, coarse " " 0 $25.25
Item #87-707.2 As above, fine " " 2 $25.25
Item #87-717.0

Flat Valtitan precision needle file, coarse,
7" total length

1.5x6mm

85mm
(3.3")
0 $25.25
Item #87-717.2 As above, fine " " 2 $25.25
Item #87-727.00

Half-round Valtitan precision needle file, very coarse,
7" total length

1.5x6mm
85
(3.3")
00 $29.75
Item #87-727.0 As above, coarse " " 0 $29.75
Item #87-727.2 As above, fine " " 2 $29.75

GROBET Valtitan Precision Files

These files have the hardest surfaces known (Rockwell hardness of 72HRc). Use them for better performance on hard-to-file surfaces such as: platinum, stainless steel, exotic plastics, and other hard to file materials. Little or no clogging occurs - a simple knock is enough to remove the chips. They are also resistent to corrosion resulting in longer life than standard files. Made in Switzerland.

Model # Description Diameter Length
Cut # Price Order
Item #87-816.00

Valtitan precision hand files, very coarse

19x4mm

150mm
(6")

00 $41.25
Item #87-816.0 As above, coarse " " 0 $42.75
Item #87-816.2 As above, fine " " 2 $46.50
Item #87-818.00 As above, very coarse 22x5mm 200mm
(8")
00 $56.75
Item #87-818.0 As above, coarse " " 0 $59.50
Item #87-818.2 As above, fine " " 2 $64.00
Item #87-826.0 Valtitan precision half-round files, coarse 15x5mm
150mm
(6")
0 $74.50
Item #87-826.2 As above, fine " " 2 $79.00
Item #87-828.1 As above, medium 21x6mm 200mm
(8")
1 $108.75
Item #87-828.2 As above, fine " " 2 $108.75
Item #87-836.0 Valtitan precision half-round slim files, coarse 12x3.6mm
150mm
(6")
0 $74.50
Item #87-836.2 As above, fine " " 2 $82.50

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