- 16 Jul 2004
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- North Suffolk
I think Mike Hancock might be the best bet. :-kMikeW":2yhimm96 said:But the point here is that maybe the vendors who are selling LN tools there in the UK could be encouraged to stock some saw files?
Searchy, searchy.Just a fwiw, the files from LN are Grobet
http://www.patienceandnicholson.co.nz/files.htmlThe precicion files made by VALLORBE GROBET
So it appears that Vallorbe and Grobet (as companies) merged a long time ago, and perhaps use "Grobet" and "Vallorbe" as brands, in the same way that upmarket Fords are called Jaguar and Volvo.VALLORBE SWISS
An imported range of Engineers files from Vallorbe. Vallorbe is an industrial region in Switzerland famous for iron foundries and tool producers since the 16th century. Vallorbe is also the world renowned brand name for files produced by Usines Metallurgiques de Vallorbe.
This company, made up of Grobet, Glardon and Borloz, the three principal manufacturers in the region at that time, was formed in 1899 to expand their sales of files well beyond the Swiss border. The new company zealously guarded their technology, trademarks and traditions.
With modern metallurgical analysis, I wouldn't worry about the "where". This mattered in the old days, since ores from various countries had various chemicals which affected matters. We control steel production a little differently now ;-)MikeW":2fgby446 said:Hi BB,
And perhaps another interesting tidbit is, does Grobet make the files sold in the US at their Wyoming plant?
Well, maybe not interesting. And then, where do they source the steel for the files.
That would trade one problem for another. To get economic use from your files, it is desirable that the edge of the file be a little more than twice the side of a tooth.But I don't know. Seems the problem can be resolved by using a smaller file than one would otherwise use. The corner radius on the smaller file being, well, smaller.
Take care, Mike
I have used neither Nicholsons, Simonds, nor Grobet. Indeed, the Axminster Vallorbes were the first new files I've bought.Scrit":39bu8xol said:Bugbear
Any comments about the other American saw file makes, Simmonds?
What? Me worry?With modern metallurgical analysis, I wouldn't worry about the "where".
Hey Paul,engineer one":2h20m2aq said:...ps Mike W, are you sure you are not spending too much time sharpening your saws??? :lol:
Well, you did say:MikeW":mftbyyjc said:
Which is a question, so I tried to address it.And then, where do they source the steel for the files.
I could always go down to my corner hardware store and pick up some Nicholsons for you. That way they at least originated here :lol:Alf":2yzl04iy said:...Anyway, fwiw. I'll be paying for Swiss files to be shipped back across the Atlantic over my dead body... :wink: