I decided to treat myself to some new files for modelling as my old ones are looking a little worse for wear so I had a nose about online and I found this Hasegawa set on one of my favourite Japanese vendors on Amazon for a great price so promptly placed the order.
The files arrived in good time as always with this vendor and here they are. I am not sure what makes these the professional type, the vendor did also have the standard type but as there was only around a pound saving I ordered these ones. Nothing to get excited about really is it but still I couldn’t wait to give them ago.
As you can see there’s a good selection of file profiles included in the packet and they are all fantastically sharp, so much so I have found it extremely easy to remove more material than you intended!
At first I was a little disappointed that they didn’t have some kind of handle or comfort grip on them but I have to say having used them a bit I do understand why. The lack of a bulky comfort grip handle means it’s much easier to get the files into difficult to reach positions and helps in keeping the cutting face parallel to the material you are filing. The knurled section on the handles provides more than enough purchase to keep them secure in your grip and avoid slippage.
All in all very pleased with such a simple tool and if and when these do require replaced, which I cant see happening for a very long time, I would definitely want to replace them with like for like.