Shinto saw rasp

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Forum topic by greenco posted 11-15-2011 05:03 PM 1639 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-15-2011 05:03 PM

I just picked up a Shinto brand Japanese saw rasp at a garage sale for $2. Do any of you use one of these? Is there any advantage of this over a traditional rasp?

Thanks for the help. I just recently joined, and have enjoyed reading through the posts.

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#1 posted 11-15-2011 05:44 PM

They are really great. Usually there is a coarse and a fine side. They
cut aggressively, like a much coarser rasp, and resist clogging much

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#2 posted 11-15-2011 05:55 PM

I agree with Loren, and I do most days ( : )) and would add that they distort a little when you make a diagonal stroke. No big thing, but it just feels different from using a rigid rasp.

I am impressed by the thinking that went into the creation of the product, and am surprised it is not more ubiquitous.



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#3 posted 11-15-2011 08:27 PM

Love them. I have both styles. The regular one and the offset one with a knob. Interesting combination of aggressive cut and smooth surface.

Only complaint I have of them is that I would like one that could get into tighter places. If you go in with the edge of one side, it will revert to saw mode and dig in super quickly.

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#4 posted 11-15-2011 08:44 PM

Have it, love it, use it all the time. Its especially useful for controlling the amount of stock you want to remove. You can take very light amounts off or you can take aggressive amounts with more accuracy then a traditional rasp. At least thats my opinion.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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