Rasps can be used for many different purposes and belong in every workshop. You can use them to process a wide variety of materials, for which countless types and shapes of rasps exist. In addition, some models can even be used for personal hygiene.
To find the right rasp for your purposes, we have created a checklist for you. In addition, the product recommendations below will make your decision easier.
- Hand rasps are constructed like files. They consist of a blade and a so-called handle. Hand rasps are suitable for processing different materials and are part of the basic equipment of every hobby workshop.
- Machine rasps are used for hand grinders, drills, or special drive motors with a flexible shaft. They do not have a handle, but a cylindrical shaft with which they can be clamped in a drill chuck or collet.
- So-called sculptor’s rasps are small tools with a slender handle and a widening at one end that is used as a rasp. Sculptor’s rasps are available in many different shapes and designs. They are suitable for fine work on harder materials.
- Callus rasps are a special type. Designed for personal care, these rasps are only suitable for removing thick layers of callus, for example, on the feet.
- Hand rasps are available in many different shapes. The standard shapes are flat-truncated, flat-pointed, semicircular, round, square and triangular. The shape is named after the cross-section of the blade.
- Machine rasps are also available in different shapes, for example, spherical, conical, trapezoidal or cylindrical.
- The fineness or coarseness of a rasp is indicated as the cut. Rasps with cut 1 are coarse. That is, the cutting edges are relatively large and widely spaced. Cut 2 rasps are somewhat finer. The cutting edges are closer together and smaller. Cut 3 rasps are the finest rasps with relatively many and small cutting edges.
- For working on relatively soft materials such as wood, plastic, plaster or soapstone, standard rasps with cutting edges driven into the blade are perfectly adequate.
- Special rasps are available for processing harder materials such as marble or aerated concrete. The blades are set with either carbide chips or chips of industrial diamonds. These rasps are much more wear resistant, but significantly more expensive.
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FAQ About Rasps
Rasps and files are equipped with so-called teeth. These are arranged in lines on a file and individually on a rasp. In addition, a rasp can remove more than a file.
In rasping, materials such as wood or even foods such as carrots are removed with a rasp and thus chipped. This process is called rasping.
A rasp usually has a narrow handle and a blade at the front. However, these come in many different shapes.
A rasp can serve many purposes. It is either used as a tool to process materials, but can also be used in personal hygiene or food preparation.
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