Files & Rasps
Files and rasps come in handy for all sorts of projects. Professionals trust these handy tools to refine all sorts of surfaces including wood, metal and more. Our selection of files and rasps provide the solid, sharp teeth needed to remove fine amounts of a material and remain a trusted asset for professionals at a range of job sites.
Wood files and rasps often work in conjunction with common hand tools for specific tasks. Many carpenters use their files to plane away surfaces, smoothing some grains while they work with a single piece. Others situations may call for a carbide rasp. Your choice of filing tool may be used alongside hand cutting tools to remove bits of material, clearing away surface defects from a number of projects.
Some tool sets include a varied selection of files. Wood files and rasps often come in a range of shapes and sizes that allow for greater flexibility in the shop or at home. While some files boast teeth on all sides, some offer an opposite side with a flat surface. These devices allow for sanding and grinding in tight spaces. Diamond files use diamond fragments to provide enormous durability and work well on extremely hard surfaces, like glass or metal.
We recommend a carbide rasp when you need to clear difficult areas, especially when working with tough, older materials. These tools grind down defects in strong surfaces, especially with stone and wood. These work well on projects that require extra durable file heads, as the carbide tips provide increased strength for tough jobs.
Files and rasps offer many options for the professional craftsman. Whether the project requires course sanding beyond the scope of sandpaper or if the crew needs to sculpt solid surfaces before moving to the next stage of the process, you may choose the texture that best controls the surface.