Files are extremely useful tools for woodworking. A smooth level stroke with a sharp bastard file will leave a surface every bit as fine as a handplane.
Bahco files were recommended to us by a customer as being of very good and highly consistent quality, we tried them, loved them and have never looked back.
Our Workshop Heaven brand range of rasps are hand made in Europe in the traditional manner. The finely ground carbon steel blank is strapped to a lead block and then the teeth are raised by hand with a special punch.
We carry the full range of Iwasaki carving files from Japan, which cut rapidly yet very cleanly thanks to their deeply undercut teeth.