I've scrapbooked for more years than I can believe, so I can tell you in all honesty these tools are a breakthrough for scrapbooking. I'm so happy about them, but my husband might be happier.
I'd had his precision file set in a container on my drawing table for years until this set came out. Occasionally, he would grumble about finding them there (and rightfully so), but I didn't want to spend more money on another set just for me. I figured we'd just have “the discussion" now and then when he discovered their disappearance from his workbench. Really, you and I both know they were better off on my table actually being used than in the garage. DH isn’t a handyman but he wants to be prepared should the day ever come - with his tools all neatly hung up. Hence, the conflict.
My huge hope was that a scrapbook company would one day come up with a file set just for us girls (and some guys:).
BasicGrey to the rescue! My husbands’ files have now been returned to their permanent place on the workbench and I'm the very contented owner of beautiful, durable, stylish, useful, versatile, precision files I use in some way EVERY TIME I scrapbook. Thanks so much, BasicGrey. I LOVE these babies and my adorable husband too!!!
TIP: Both of the large files in the set have pink "handles" on one end. They are removable so the emery board-style files can be changed out as needed.
Jill Davis, Founder
When I first seen this item, I didn't think too much of it. then I was working on a project and couldn't cut close enough to the chipboard to clean it up. So I just had to get this. How did I ever do chipboard before. It has so many different items to get into any corner you need. AND I had never distressed anything before, but for the last week or so, I have been distressing like a mad woman. Awesome tools. this is definitely a tool that I will use for a very long long time. I just love the little files. I use to trace my chipboard letters and then cut them all out by hand, which I like to do, then I would glue them onto the chipboard and if any didn't fit right, I would use an exacto knife to try and cut them closer, messed up lots of times, now I don't use the knife, I use a file and get so much closer and it looks so much neater. Thanks to basic grey for coming up with such an awesome item. My sister in law is just starting to scrapbook and I told her about this item, so my brother took her to buy one of these can't live without items.
I love the distressing technique. When I first started I used a simple emery file board and used to work fine until I tried to get into more intricate places. I needed something else to get to those details. One day browsing through the galleries I saw this Precision File Set that was used on one of the layouts. I went to my LSS that same day and I bought it, still a bit doubtful to how was going to work. To make the story short, I will never use a plain emery board again. I love my BG files for all my distressing jobs. It's some tool you must have if you like to distress like me. It's not expensive at all and it will help you and make your job much, much easier. You got to try it!
I have not found any faults to this tool yet.
I was so excited to see this file set in the Superstore. I love chipboard and I use it a lot. I especially like to cover the chipboard with paper. No matter how close I got to the chipboard with my razor knife, I still had rough edges and little ragged pieces in the tight corners of the chipboard letters and shapes. This file set has been a life saver. It has several different shapes of files and two emery boards. Now I am able to get into the tightest corners and spaces and the chipboard shapes come out smooth. I would call this one of the tools I wouldn't want to live without.