Files and Rasps - Fine Woodworking Tool Guide

Files and Rasps

Files and rasps are shaping tools that with practice can offer more control than power tools while reducing the amount of time you’ll have to spend sanding. Files won’t tear the surface of wood like a plane can, and they are capable of removing a lot
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Gramercy Tools - Hand-Cut Rasps

Gramercy Tools has introduced a new line of hand-cut rasps. It includes seven cabinetmaker's rasps and a handle-maker's rasp.

Lie-Nielsen - Floats for Joinery and Plane Making

(1 user review)

Lie-Nielsen’s new line of floats (essentially single-cut files with coarse teeth) help with joinery and plane making

Glen-Drake Toolworks - File Burnisher

(1 user review)

Glen-Drake’s file-burnisher has three working surfaces: a flat, extra-fine file, a flat burnisher, and two rounded, narrow edges for concentrated burnishing.

Auriou - Hand-Cut Rasp

(6 user reviews)

This rasp has been replaced by the the 9-in. cabinet rasp, a similar model, since Auriou's reopening in 2008.

Veritas - Auxiliary File/Rasp Handle

Veritas offers an auxiliary file and rasp handle that supports the end opposite the tang.

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