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Diamond Files for leveling and dressing tone holes. Swiss made Straight Files for general material shaping and Broaches for adjustment of small holes and slots. High precision craftwork demands high precision files. Work faster and cleaner with Diamond tone hole files from Jim Schmidt.
After much research in our Sax ProShop, we have developed a fast and safe method for filing tone holes which produces superior results. This set of tools is absolutely essential for any technician looking to do fast, quality work on saxophone tone holes. If you are already using rotary files, you are on the right track. If you are still grinding away on each tone hole by hand, this complete set of tools is going to save you a lot of time. The process of drill filing produces a smoother tone hole with less surface scratching than the hand method. This tone hole leveling method is the fastest and most accurate method of leveling tone holes available anywhere.
The complete tone hole set includes everything you need to start leveling tone holes by hand or with a drill.
The Complete Tone Hole Set now includes:
- Complete set of 6 medium grit files for altos and tenors.
- The large 2 1/2" medium grit baritone sax file.
- 28 pilot set. 21 plus 7 additional Jim Schmidt Pilots
- UltiMax Lubricant, for oiling the files while cutting.
- Wrench driver with handle for hand filing.
- 9" drill driver extension for the bottom stack and bell keys.
- 3" drill driver extension for palm keys, side keys, and top stack.
- 7 mounting screws to save time- one for each file.
For some, there is no substitute for a good wooden file handle. The smooth and rounded edges of this file fit the hand very well. 1/8 inch brass collet end for comfortably holding the small Swiss files. Move the file handle from file to file without tools.
Length: 4.25 inches or 11.0cm.Learn More
Starting at: $26.65An excellent quality file is a very useful tool in a woodwind or brass repair shop. Both flat and curved files are available in coarse and fine grits. The curved file features a flat side and curved side for reaching areas the flat file cannot. Use these files for making or altering any woodwind key or brass surface. If you find that you need a file for brass and steel, you may want to order two sets rather than using one file for both metals. No shop can be without a set of these excellent Swiss made files.
6.0 inch (150mm) File Surface Learn More
Starting at: $10.00These high quality finishing discs are made of precision surface ground steel with diamonds embedded directly into the metal. Learn More
Starting at: $35.00These are the smoothest, fastest cutting files you can buy. Nothing compares to diamonds. The rotary tone hole file set comes with 6 machined discs/pilots ranging from 12mm to 50mm in diameter (suitable for Altos & Tenors). Learn More
$2.00For some, there is no substitute for a good wooden file handle. The smooth and rounded edges of this file fit the hand very well. Press the end of your file in to the hole in the handle of this tool and tap it in place with a mallet. Remove the file and reuse the handle when the file becomes dull.
Length: 4.25 inches or 11.0cm. Learn More
$4.00This heavy duty file handle will last through the life of many files. Insert the file into the threaded end of the handle and screw into place. The file self centers and will not move once in place. To remove the file from the handle unscrew the file from the handle and insert a new file.
Length: 4 inches or 101mm. Learn More
$36.75This assortment of 12 tapered broaches contains all the necessary sizes for use on woodwinds. These tools are excellent whenever a non-threaded hole needs to be enlarged or rounded. We use these for enlarging flat spring holes, spring holes in posts and other general purpose work. These broaches are not recommended for use on hinge tubes as they are designed to cut a tapered hole. Assortment covers drill sizes 30-70.
Can be used with any of our pin vises. We highly recommend using these broaches with our Swivel Head Pin Vise because it can hold any of the sizes in this assortment. Learn More
$68.99This premium quality needle file set is excellent for doing fine precision work. Cut #2: half moon, flat, flat tapered, 4-sided, 3-sided, and round with a carrying case. We use these files nearly every day for key modification work; a must-have for any shop that is tired of their regular needle files breaking and dulling quickly. Not for use on steel.
Twelve 5.5 inch (14cm) files in a Trifold case(15.2cm) case Learn More