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Question about files

Hi, I have been having trouble filing stuff. When I file away excess solder I end up adding a few odd deep file marks that I can't seem to get out.

Are these marks caused by cheap student files or am I just really bad at filing? Or something else.

Thanks for looking,

Re: Question about files

Hello Ruth,

It sounds like the classic problem of silver that has clogged your file. If you look at the file you should see large particles that you are dragging along the surface you're working on. It's just a matter of recognizing this phenomenon and cleaning the file when noticed.