Crossing files are a type of machinist’s file that are used for shaping concave surfaces. Crossing files have two rounded faces, one shallower than the other. This makes for a cross section that resembles a pointed oval. As the curves on both sides of a crossing file are slightly different shapes, it can file concave surfaces of different depths. Their pointed edges allow them to shape inside tight areas in watch hands and gears. This process, known as ‘crossing out’, is where the file earned its name. Crossing files are tapered in width and thickness to allow them to file in tight spaces. They are double cut on all faces.
CORRADI has one century of experience in manufacturing of hand tools for metal and wood working and it is the only Italian manufacturer of Precision Files. The company, established in 1910 by the CORRADI brothers, is still owned by the same family and is now managed by the fourth and fifth generation. Thanks to continuous research and development, the company has always taken advantage of the best available technologies and the most advanced processes in the field of files. All the products are checked under strict parameters during all manufacturing steps. Furthermore, at the end of the process, each tool is individually tested. Highly qualified employees and in-depth know-how provide the customer always with the correct tool for his application.