If you search “file” on Rio’s website, you’ll get more than 200 product results, and each of those files has a specific function at a jeweler’s bench. When you’re relatively new to jewelry making, deciphering when to use a riffler file over a needle file or which cut # is best for the task at hand can be a daunting proposition. (If you’re wondering what a cut # is, this video is for you!) Each type of jeweler’s file was created to tackle a certain task. Using the right one for the job will make your work at the bench easier and more efficient. Mark Nelson explains the different file types and when to use which one in this short video. He’ll also reveal the one file he can’t live without at the bench.
Which is your go-to jeweler’s file? Share your favorite in the comments section. Then stock up on the ones missing from your bench.