11 Jan Rockler 6-Piece Wood Rasp Set
New from Rockler is a set of six rasps – two each round, half-round and flat – that is listed at $39.99 (item 85893). The company says “with a few strokes, a rasp will round over sharp corners and create attractive contours, ready for sanding. They’re ideal for shaping chair legs, table legs or for the rough stages of carving prior to using chisels.” The rasps have a comfortable contoured handle with a rubberized grip. They’re made from tough carbon steel for durability and fast stock removal and come with a pretty nice fitted storage case. The set includes a coarse and a medium round, coarse and medium half-round, and coarse and medium flat. The set weighs 4.35 lbs., and the handle material is PP+TPR (polypropylene with thermoplastic rubber over-mold). The overall length is approximately 13-1/2”, the handle length is 5-3/4” and the usable length is about 7-3/4”. The flat and half-round rasps are 3/4” wide, and one of the reviews noted that only the top and bottom, and not the sides of the flat tools, have cutting surfaces (teeth). Overall, the reviews are very positive. The round rasp diameter is approximately 3/8”.