Shinto saw file rasp L
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Using the aggressive rough side of the Shinto rasp, I was able to flatten the top part of this burl wood pretty easily. These high-quality double-sided rasps feature coarse teeth on one side (11 tpi) and fine teeth on the reverse (25 tpi). The teeth are designed to help prevent clogging, but they can also be easily cleaned should the need arise.
In this light, after cleaning up with denatured alcohol, you can see how flat and clean the surface is. It’s unlike most rasps you’ve seen or used, which is also probably why you might be skeptical of getting one.Just the fact that the Shinto rasp makes flattening weird burl offcuts so easy makes it worth the purchase, in my opinion. While the tool may seem odd to someone more accustomed to traditional rasps, it works so well that it will soon be one of your favorite tools.
The saw tooth extends to the tip, which makes the Shinto rasp pretty useful for getting into tight corners. Credit subject to status, UK residents only, Axminster Tool Centre Ltd trading as Axminster Tools acts as a broker and offers finance from a restricted range of finance providers, PayPal Credit is a trading name of PayPal (Europe) S.Credit is provided by Novuna Personal Finance, a trading style of Mitsubishi HC Capital UK PLC, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
I wish they will consider making a smaller 4″ or even 3″ version for fine woodworking on smaller pieces.I’m attaching them here in case you need to refer, but it’s basic information about how to use (and how NOT to use) a rasp in general. Due to the larger surface area of the 9″ version, I managed to flatten the entire surface of this piece. Axminster Tool Centre Ltd trading as Axminster Tools is a credit broker and is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.