|Review by Ben||posted 03-14-2013 01:33 AM||4358 views||2 times favorited||26 comments|
Both lie-Nielsen(picture 1&2) and Lee Valley(picture 3) sell auriou’s rasps. I bought one from each company just to see what the difference is between the handles those companies provide with the rasps. While both handles are comfortable, the maple handle from Lie-Nielsen is a joy to hold. I didn’t think there would be much of a difference, but the handles from Lee Valley don’t have quite the same level of fit and finish and they are a little more tiring to use. Lie-Nielsen’s handles have a much longer, for lack of a better word, neck. This really allows me to extend my fore finger and have what I consider better control of the tool. I can extend my finger on the lee valley handle, but it starts to ache after a few minutes. In the end, the files don’t cut any different, but it sure is nicer to use the tool from lie-Nielsen. Since they sell handles separately I’m going to purchase another and switch it with the one from lee valley. Both deserve five stars compared to the rest of the competition, but do yourself a favor and buy the tool from lie-Nielsen. You’ll be happy you spent the extra 5-10 dollars.
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