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Cabinet Makers Rasps

€86.00 (inc Tax) €86.00 (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 9" grain 10 cabinet rasp. If you need help deciding then please e-mail us for advice. We are here to help.


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. This is an incredible tool! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Oct 2020

    Just like every other Auriou rasp that I have purchased, the 12 inch 6 grain cabinet maker's rasp is everything I expected it to be and more. These tools cut some of the hardest woods with very little effort and are an asset for every serious woodworker's tool chest.

  2. Delicious cutting on Jarrah & Mahogany 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Sep 2020

    The grain on this 200mm (8") Cabinet Makers is finer (11), and than any of my 6 Vallorbes (cuts 1,2,4), so that is a factor, but the cut leaves an impressively smooth/consistently textured surface. Cutting Jarrah has a feel a bit like grating a dense cheese, it feels like the surface is being peeled away in small strips, rather than chipped away with a bunch of tiny chisels. Quite different. Perhaps it is the oil in the timber. The feel in Mahogany is different, drier, but shapes really well.

    The handle is just a tad small for me maybe - but I'll get used to it. Look forward to ordering some slightly coarser - which were out of stock when I ordered.

  3. Exquisite 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jun 2020

    These rasps cut beautifully and are perfectly balanced.

  4. Great tool 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Sep 2018

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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