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Razor Files

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Razor Files Large flat

Large flat

Item # 4161
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$50.56

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Razor Files Large curved

Large curved

Item # 4162
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$50.56

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Razor Files Tapered flat
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Tapered flat

Item # 4178
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$74.50

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Razor Files Tapered curved
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Tapered curved

Item # 4179
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$74.50

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Razor Files Small flat

Small flat

Item # 4165
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$30.46

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Razor Files Small curved

Small curved

Item # 4166
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$30.46

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Razor Files, Set of 2 Large (flat and curved)

Set of 2 Large (flat and curved)

Item # 4164
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$101.12

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Razor Files, Set of 2 Tapered (flat and curved)
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Set of 2 Tapered (flat and curved)

Item # 4168
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$149.00

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Razor Files, Set of 2 Small (flat and curved)

Set of 2 Small (flat and curved)

Item # 4170
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$60.92

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Razor Files, Set of All 6
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Set of All 6

Item # 4171
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$311.04

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Razor Files

About This Item

Super sharp and super efficient!
Imagine putting hundreds of little razor-sharp planes to work while you're shaping an instrument neck.

They're the sharpest fine-cut woodworking files we've ever used. They cut quickly and aggressively, but leave the wood surprisingly smooth. You'll discover they're real time-savers for shaping solidbodies, custom jigs and clamping cauls, too.

A new manufacturing process is the key to Razor File efficiency. Rows of semi-circular plane-like teeth are chemically etched to extreme sharpness, and diagonal grooves are milled at strategic intervals to minimize clogging. Available flat or curved, each steel Razor File has "safe" smooth sides (the flat file cuts on both faces). Early samples of these files were quickly snapped up by our R&D guys for testing in their own shops, and they immediately loved them.

Large and tapered files include easy-grip contoured handle for safe, comfortable use. Threads inside the handle grip the file tang securely. Handle length: 3-5/8" (92.07mm)

Large files remove a lot of wood fast. Use them for roughing-in neck blanks or embarking on that solidbody guitar project. Includes easy-grip contoured handle for safe, comfortable use. Threads inside the handle grip the file tang securely.
Cutting surface: 7" x 3/4" (1800mm x 19mm)
Overall length including handle: 12-1/4" (310mm)

Tapered files offer a bit more versatility than the large files. Use them when shaping a volute on an acoustic guitar neck, blending in curves, or working on tricky spots like the horn of a solidbody guitar. Includes easy-grip contoured handle for safe, comfortable use. Threads inside the handle grip the file tang securely.
Cutting surface: 7" (180mm)
Tapers from 3/4" to 5/32" (19mm to 4mm)
Overall length including handle: 12-1/4" (310mm)

Small files are for more detailed shaping work: tight contours, corners and smaller surfaces. The handle is rubber-coated for comfort.
Cutting surface: 3-7/8" x 3/8" (98mm x 10mm)
Overall length: 7-7/8" (200mm)


Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Final-shaping a neck with files and scrapers

Shaping a neck is all about feel. Chelsea Clark learned from Dan Erlewine, and honed her skills on abandoned "project guitars" found on Craigslist and eBay. Chelsea shares some great tips on shaping the neck and preparing it for a finish.

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4.0

Great for neck shaping

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I bought the large flat and curved files for neck shaping. They are excellent files and I expect to be using them on all my necks from here on out. They are very sensitive to grain direction and runout which makes them difficult to control at first but after you understand what they are doing and how to best handle them they become very useful tools for neck shaping. My only caveat is the price and whether I could achieve the same results without them. Still, these are everything they are advertised to be, and well worth the money for anyone shaping necks on a regular basis.

5.0

Instant winner

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I bought the large flat and small curved and plan to buy their counterparts soon. They took a little getting used to, they cut a lot differently than a regular file. About 15 minutes on a scrap of maple and I had the hang of it. Quick cutting, and a nice smooth surface, great product, I know these are going to be the most useful tools in my file/rasp arsenal!

5.0

I like These!

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The first time I used these razor files I wasn't sure I'd like them. To me they had such a unique feel when cutting. Didn't take long to get the hang of them, though (like, a few minutes), and now they're on my everyday go-to tool rack, along with my Dragon rasp. I like 'em.

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