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Chromed Fine Cut File

post #1 of 6
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I have this file and after I used her for 30 times and she has become dull. Can this be possible or it must lat longer?
post #2 of 6
It is possible.

Is this the only tool you use on your edges?

How do you hold it and how do you apply pressure?

Do you get a lot of rock hits?
post #3 of 6
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Rocks could be the problems, now I polish them with diamond stone (200) and the file goes very smooth. Do you have any suggestion?:
post #4 of 6
The fact that it is chromed (plated?) could be part of the problem. The chromed files actually end up being softer if you talk with a good tool and die person. The chromed files last longer only from the standpoint of they do not rust as easily
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by wake View Post
Rocks could be the problems, now I polish them with diamond stone (200) and the file goes very smooth. Do you have any suggestion?:
What you say here was going to be my first suggestion.

Next is to check how you use the file. I would ask about:

- pressure in one direction only
- steady pressure without shaking or jerking
- decent quality file guide
- is the file working on only one part of the edge or more
(this can happen when a file is too angled in the guide for a given ski side cut, or when the ski is clamped with a lot of reverse camber)
- changing the position of the file in the guide so that all the teeth get used

But, I suspect you already know this, and RShea might have the real answer.
post #6 of 6
Case hardened edge sections and quality of the file would be my first guesses. Definitely hit the case/work hardened sections with a stone first to extend the life of your files. AFAIK, a non-chrome file is sharper initially than a chrome file, but the chrome file is supposed to last longer than non-chrome ones.

FWIW, for supposedly 10 times the life span and no need to use a stone first, you'll need one of these bad boys (another thread):



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