Hobby Elements Micro Sabre Files Review
|Date of Review||May 2015||Manufacturer||Hobby Elements|
|Subject||Micro Sabre Files||Kit Number||HE5002W10|
|Primary Media||High quality material||Pros||Get into very confined spaces|
|Cons||Nothing noted||MSRP (USD)||$20.00 + postage|
You may remember our review of Hobby Elements' Molding Flash Sander bits which have become a regular tool set on my bench. Hobby Elements has released several new tools which are even more interesting. Let's take a look:
This set contains three micro sabre files which you can see next to a US quarter and one of my other microfiles. Look closer at this image above (click for a larger view), the files are the tiny extensions near the quarter and the larger flat surfaces are actually the handles taped to the display card. Each file is only 1.0 milimeter thick and has medium, fine, and very fine grits from .15mm to .20mm on the thin edge of these tools. This will come in very handy opening up flashed over details in very confined spaces.
I used these on my recent Jeep build to clean out mold lines in confined areas around the engine block and chassis. These work great and I have no other tool that can do this task.
These files can reach into areas on your projects where even my current microfiles will not go. These files are very flexible but you can still break off a tip if you push the tip into an obstacle (I've done this with thicker files). Check them out on their Facebook page for more information.
My sincere thanks to Hobby Elements for this review sample!