Cabinet rasps are a slightly flatter and wider version of a halfround, they therefore have more teeth in contact with a shallow curve, making them up to twice as efficient at producing the graceful flowing curves typically found in furniture work. Since we do a lot of trade with furniture makers we have gone for a slightly broader selection of this popular type.
The 300mm is a large, coarse, aggressive beast that removes lots of material quickly, used with speed and fluidity it enables you to shape square blanks into roughed out table legs with such ease that it probably ought to have a Mafell badge and the three phase supply.
The key to a Liogier rasp's performance is in the craftsmanship, meticulously perfecting each stage before moving on to the next. The blanks are beautifully forged, ground and polished before a stitcher even gets near them. The blank is treated with ever increasing reverence as more time is invested in it, and when the lengthy stitching process is complete, it goes on to the transformational stage of heat treatment where the crystalline structure of the steel is carefully reset into a hard, tough, and above all wear resistant material.
Before it can receive it's plump, narrow waisted beechwood handle, proudly marked with the Liogier logo, the newly created tool is gently wafted with compressed air and ground walnut shells to gently clean the steel to a smooth matte surface.
The rasp is now ready to enter service with it's new owner.
It is important to keep your rasps free of wood debris that can attract and hold moisture against the surface. A brass bristled brush is the ideal tool for cleaning the teeth, for greater protection we highly recommend storing in an enclosed space with an open pot of Shield Technology ToolGuard VCI.
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