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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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5.0

Awesome!

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I have the curved and flat small razor files. I use them to carve neck heels. They are extremely sharp, leave a pretty smooth surface with light pressure and can really be aggressive bear down on them. Very impressive.

5.0

Fantastic cutting files.

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These files cut better than any I have ever owned. Well worth the money in time savings.

5.0

Outstanding tools

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Bought the large and small flat razor files for a custom neck heel fit. Beautiful control, removes as much wood as you want in such a smooth way. Lean in and it's aggressive, use a light touch and it's almost a razor scraper. Way better than any other files I own.

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