I need to file the ends of the cut wire, but I don't know what
kind of file to use.
Hi Donna, If you need to file the ends flush and flat for soldering,
use a flat file, or the flat side of a half-round file. If you only
need to “finish” the ends of the wire for a smooth appearance and
feel, I would recommend using a cup bur (or “burr”) in a flex shaft
or Dremel. They come in a variety of sizes and give a nice, uniform,
rounded end to wires, prongs, rod, etc.
All the best,
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)