Woodworking Files, Floats, and Rasps
Woodworking files, floats, and rasps are all toothed steel cutting tools, but the way they work is quite different.
Our plane makers and joinery floats made in USA by Lie-Nielsen Toolworks have teeth which are identical in design and function—only the shapes of the tools differ. They leave a very smooth finish and are easily sharpened with a triangular file.
Auriou woodworking rasps from France offer unique properties found only in handmade tools. They cut quickly and very smoothly due to the hand-stiched teeth and superior forging and polishing involved in the process. These tools are not inexpensive due to the amount of hand work involved in each tool, but they are certainly an eye opener in terms of performance.
If you have any questions about a particular woodworking adze, file, or other product, please don’t hesitate to ask.