I have really wanted to try a micro-filer to reach some of the tricky places on my rings (using ceramic fiber files). I’ve seen some that attach to flexshafts (which I’m also curious about), but was wondering if anyone has had experience with any of the products below. They are pricey and I can’t find ANY reviews.
Thanks as always!
I have the famous “Badeco, Reciprocating - Hammer”! Yes, these are not at all cheap! But if you use this once or twice, this is a wonderful crème-de-la-crème, it just pays for itself. I still have it after 15 years and will never buy anything else.
I had another ‘hammer’, I just threw it away after only 6 MONTHS….(no names mentioned here.)
The name of this company and their equipment that they create, speaks for itself!!
I too am interested in this product, as well as an ultrasonic burnisher I have seen advertised. I have been somewhat disappointed with the pin finisher that I acquired. So far I get the best results with skilled use of gravers. If I cut bright enough, that gives me the polish I’m wanting down in those hard to polish areas. Please let me know what you find out. I will have to go to a convention. when they start having them again that is.
I’ve been using a Diprofil Mini-Filer for a few years now and absolutely love it! It’s spendy ($700 range), but it attaches to your flexshaft, and accepts the small ceramic fiber rods that all the major suppliers sell. It reciprocates back and forth with 1.5mm strokes.
Here’s the link to it on Gesswein: https://www.gesswein.com/p-10968-fmr-mini-filers.aspx
I personally use the .5mm thick by 1mm wide sticks to get in to all those tricky little places in my castings. I can’t speak to any of the others you listed, but I can definitely vouch for the usefulness of the Diprofil.
Hope that helps!