Cabinet Maker's Rasps

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€86.00 - €136.50
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Product Overview

Cabinet makers rasps are used for general shaping work. They are relatively wide in proportion to their length - to give you considerable cutting power and 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 (the same way you often slightly skew a plane 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 than 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 the 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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  • 5
    Excellent craftsmanship

    Posted by Rob 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.

  • 5
    Creme de la Creme!

    Posted by Werner Cook 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

    Posted by Richie 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.

  • 5
    Beautiful Work

    Posted by Tas on 22nd May 2018

    Quality tool from a Quality company. Thank you

  • 5
    the best is hard to beat

    Posted by John M Widger on 28th Nov 2017


  • 5
    Great rasp, quick smooth cut for an aggressive grain

    Posted by Norb Kelly on 20th May 2017

    Wanted a rasp to smooth up after the "Hog". This does a wonderful job quickly removing wood but leaving a decent finish for the grain. Best quality as usual.

  • 5
    Very smooth

    Posted by Dave on 7th Apr 2017

    This rasp was quickly received from France to Alabama. It leaves a very smooth finish. It is well balanced and an excellent tool.

  • 5
    Great Tool

    Posted by Marvin Dodds on 9th Mar 2016

    Doing delicate work in Western Maple and this is the only tool the really worked - progress not frustration.

  • 5
    Beats machine made counterpart hands down

    Posted by Unknown on 19th Jan 2015

    I had all but given up on rasps. Based on reviews I thought I would give it one more try. Put it on my Christmas list. I am glad I did! Finish is excellent as is material removal. Two words of advice--get some.

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