Needle Files

A needle file is a small tool that is used for shaping, smoothing and finishing metal, wood, plastic, ceramic, glass, stone or polymer clay. They come in different profiles: Round, Half Round, Barrette, Pillar (Flat), Warding, Knife, Crossing, Square, Oval, Slitting, Crochet and Three Square (Triangle).


Needle files consist of cutting ’teeth’. The cut is indicated on a scale ranging from 00 that is the coarsest, to 6 that is the finest. Each cut has a certain number of teeth per square centimetre.


Where are Needle Files used?


Consider using a needle file when you are designing, smoothing and finishing work on soft materials, wood, ceramic, plastic, glass or stone. Needle files are essentials when you need to carry out detailed and intricate work.


  • Smooth the edges of ceramic tiles and porcelain work

  • Shaping metal, wood or stone

  • Engraving details into materials

  • Smooth out scratches and tool marks on the metal

  • Reshape cut metal

Who are Needle Files for?


  • Anglers

  • Woodworkers

  • Metalworkers

  • Jewellers

  • Micro Engineers

  • Watchmakers

How to use a Needle File?


They need to be used in push action and in one direction. It is important that you follow this routine to achieve the desired results. A common mistake is to use then in sawing action, back and forth. This way the teeth of the file will round off and dull quickly, therefore, making the file unusable.


How do you clean Needle Files?


  • Keep them dry

  • Use them in one direction only

  • When the teeth become clogged use a dry toothbrush to clean them off

  • Make sure you do not drop them

  • Do not put excess strain on them

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RS Stock No. 541-6955
BrandRS PRO
$5.146
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Round 160mm HCS Single Cut
RS Stock No. 541-6983
BrandRS PRO
$2.15
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Square 160mm HCS Single Cut
RS Stock No. 541-6977
BrandRS PRO
$2.732
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Knife 160mm HCS Single Cut
RS Stock No. 541-6933
BrandRS PRO
$1.272
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Half Round 160mm HCS Single Cut
RS Stock No. 541-6905
BrandRS PRO
$1.70
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Flat 146mm HCS -
RS Stock No. 541-6911
BrandRS PRO
$5.648
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Hand 160mm HCS Single Cut
RS Stock No. 541-6999
BrandRS PRO
$2.434
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Crossing 160mm HCS Single Cut
RS Stock No. 541-7009
BrandRS PRO
$2.994
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Barrette 160mm HCS Single Cut
RS Stock No. 541-6949
BrandRS PRO
$4.448
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Three Square 160mm HCS Single Cut
RS Stock No. 146-7346
BrandRS PRO
$2.80
Each
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Half Round 160mm - -
RS Stock No. 146-7348
BrandRS PRO
$3.02
Each
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Barrette 160mm - -
RS Stock No. 146-7310
BrandRS PRO
$12.91
1 Set
Set(s)
Flat, Half Round, Hand, Round, Square, Three Square 160mm - -
RS Stock No. 146-7349
BrandRS PRO
$2.80
Each
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Crossing 160mm - -
RS Stock No. 146-7354
BrandRS PRO
$2.80
Each
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Warding - - -
RS Stock No. 146-7350
BrandRS PRO
$3.02
Each
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Flat 160mm - -
RS Stock No. 146-7309
BrandRS PRO
$26.58
1 Set
Set(s)
- 160mm - -
RS Stock No. 146-7353
BrandRS PRO
$2.80
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Three Square 160mm - -
RS Stock No. 146-7351
BrandRS PRO
$2.80
Each
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Knife 160mm - -
RS Stock No. 146-7311
BrandRS PRO
$19.06
1 Set
Set(s)
Flat, Half Round, Knife, Round, Square, Three Square 160mm - Diamond
RS Stock No. 146-7352
BrandRS PRO
$3.02
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Round 160mm - -
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