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Cabinet Makers Rasps

€94.20 (inc Tax) €78.50 (exc Tax)
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Cabinet makers rasps are used for general shaping work. They are relatively wide in proportion to their length - this gives you considerable cutting power and you will achieve a surprisingly smooth finish to your work. The teeth on Auriou rasps are handed so as to take account of the natural position of your hands when pushing the rasp (just like a plane which you often slightly skew when pushing along a board). So yes we make for left and right handers. When you get your rasp you will soon discover the correct angle (about 30 degrees) to get the maximum efficiency from the teeth on the rasp (you can "hear" the correct angle)

As a general guide you should chose a rasp which is 3 to 4 times longer then the width of the piece you are shaping.

As an example - For shaping guitar necks you should chose need either the 12" or 10" rasp before moving on to a smaller, finer rasp for more refined shaping.

Auriou rasps do not tear your edges so you can work to a line with the utmost confidence.

The coarsest grain for the cabinet rasp is the 12" grain 4 and this will remove a lot of material very efficiently. (1 is the coarsest grain - 15 is finest grain).

If you are buying your first rasp for general work then we would suggest 10" grain 9 cabinet rasp - it is the best seller worldwide. If you need help deciding then please e-mail us for advice. We are here to help.


As at mid March 2019 we now have stock of the 7 best selling rasps

The 9" (225mm) grain (cut) 10 cabinet makers rasp. 

The 10" (250mm) grain 9 cabinet makers rasp (including lefties).

The 7" Modellers Rasps Grain 13

The 6" Modellers Rasp Grain 15

The 6" Rat Tail rasp grain 13


These are precision shaping tools so look carefully at the range and decide what best suits your needs.

Aggressive shaping = coarser longer rasps

Shaping - mid to fine grain 7 - 11 

Refine your shape - the  finer grains (cut) 11-15



We often get asked which Auriou is equivalent to the Nicholson 49 & 50 rasps.

The closest answer is

Nicholson 49 ---------- Auriou 10" Cabinet Grain 7
Nicholson 50 ---------- Auriou 10" Cabinet Grain 9

Order Notes
Orders that include (Special Order) rasps may add 2-5 weeks to the delivery time. Where combined with standard range tools the whole order will not be shipped until complete. These include the left handed options and some superfine cabinet rasps. Please note - Our web orders are now being fulfilled by UK based Classic Hand Tools as we have found that this has significantly improved the service to our individual web customers.  Classic Hand Tools carry as much stock as we can supply them and ship worldwide. 

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  1. Great tool 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Sep 2018

    Easy to use, Fast wood removal & excellent finish
    Totally conforms to reputation

  2. Excellent tools, fast delivery, prompt response to questions 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Sep 2018

    By far the best rasp I've used in a lifetime of woodworking.

  3. Excellent craftsmanship 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 31st Aug 2018

    This was a custom made tool and it only took three weeks to arrive half way around the world. Great tool wonderful company.

  4. Creme de la Creme! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Aug 2018

    I was told that these Auriou rasps were one of the best and despite the expense I was not disappointed.
    I've used this file a few times so far and its performance is outstanding. It removes wood fast and the finish is excellent. It is perhaps a serious investment for a hobby woodworker (I am) but I suppose you pay for the craftmanship and skill in its production (it is hand stitched after all). You can not compare this high end tool with the cheap mass produced (machine stitched) rasps, it's a totally different feel and the results are leagues ahead of the budget rasps.

  5. Pleasure to use 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd May 2018

    The delivery to Ireland was good value and fast. I use this for making instrument necks and I knew when I started using it that I would be a great asset to me. It is not like others raps I have used. It leaves a good finish and I felt that the tool gave me good control of the shaping I was trying to achieve.

  6. Beautiful Work 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd May 2018

    Quality tool from a Quality company.
    Thank you

  7. the best is hard to beat 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Nov 2017


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All shipping is charged per order.

UK, Ireland & France - €6
Rest of Europe - €12
USA & Canada - €18
Rest of the world - €25

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