Dragon Hand-cut Rasp

Dragon Hand-cut Rasp

Dragon Hand-cut Rasp Large, coarse

Large, coarse

Item # 4151
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$59.95

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Dragon Hand-cut Rasp Large, fine

Large, fine

Item # 4152
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$59.95

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Dragon Hand-cut Rasp Small, coarse

Small, coarse

Item # 4154
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$38.95

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Dragon Hand-cut Rasp Small, fine

Small, fine

Item # 4155
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$38.95

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Dragon Hand-cut Rasp Double-radius, coarse

Double-radius, coarse

Item # 4157
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$48.95

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Dragon Hand-cut Rasp Double-radius, fine

Double-radius, fine

Item # 4158
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$48.95

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Dragon Hand-cut Rasp

About This Item

Fast working, super-smooth cut.
Unequaled for neck shaping and contouring.

Dragon handcrafted steel rasps have become our first choice for quickly shaping instrument necks, solidbody guitar contours, custom jigs and clamping cauls.

Double-cut rasp has two different radii for quickly shaping a neck heel or the base of a peghead.

Dragon rasp teeth are individually hand-struck on both sides of each file, leaving a slightly random pattern that a machine-made rasp simply can't equal. This reduces chattering and "wandering," giving a smooth but aggressive cut.

Dragon rasps have the right shapes for contouring a variety of neck sizes.

Use the coarse rasp to quickly shape:
• Solidbody contours
• Necks and bridges
• Jigs and cauls

Follow with the fine rasp for:
• Final shaping
• Smoothing
• Softening corners

Large 10" long x 1-5/8" wide   (254mm x 41.28mm)
Small 6" long x 1-3/16" wide (152mm x 30.16mm)
Double-radius 7" long x 7/8" wide (178mm x 22.22mm)

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5.0

Surprising performance

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Verified Buyer


I was skeptical at first, but after borrowing a friend's Dragon Rasp, I was sold. It shapes a mahogany and bloodwood laminated neck like it's a single piece of wood. You can lean into it to hog out material or use it lightly to cleanly shape. You can use the broad end to smooth large areas and the small point to get tight curves on a volute. It is absolutely worth getting both the coarse and fine rasps. The coarse rasp quickly shapes and removes material, while the fine rasp smooths the final shape quickly and cleanly.

5.0

One of my favorite tools!

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Verified Buyer


Shaping the neck is my favorite part of the neck build, (radius sanding being my least fave), and the biggest reason for that is the dragon rasp! Man it cuts like butter through curly maple and is very controllable too. I use the large coarse for most of my shaping and it is capable of very fine corrections. The long tapered shape allows you to use the very tip for small areas or the wide end for removing a lot of wood quickly. Flat on one side and curved on the other gives it even more flexability.

4.0

Excellent Value

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Verified Buyer


I've been doing a lot of furniture making that required works with rasps. I have some made by Auriuo and some by Gramercy. All hand stitched as is the Dragon. There is a difference in performance but at 1/3rd the price the Dragon is an excellent value. The final results will be the same with all three brands I've mentioned. Maybe not as quickly or with more steps required.The Dragon is much better than machine made rasps.

5.0

Great for shaping my banjo neck.

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Verified Buyer


I added a set of large and small, course and fine, rasps to my banjo/guitar making tools. These are great for shaping the necks and those hard to reach areas around the heel, 5th string mounting curve, and the peg head bump.

5.0

Not your ordinary rasp

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Verified Buyer


These are not the ordinary rasps you may purchase at your local hardware store. They are more like surgical instruments.

5.0

Better than any machine!

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Verified Buyer


This rasp does not disappoint! Seems like more and more people are doing the angle grinder method for shaping. Throwing all that dust in the air makes for a great visual... but a huge mess. These rasps carve just as quick and more accurate and easy to control.

5.0

Excelent tools (4154, 4155, 4158

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Verified Buyer


excellent rasps - I've used hardware store rasps but they don't compare for fine woodworking.Thay are hammers compared with lathes. I build my own necks from Maple for classical guitars (with Maple bodies), these rasps work very well and quickly. very fine control and clean cutting. Using the fine rasps means little sanding is required - so Course for rought cut, fine (small, tapered) for finishing, maybe a little #400 grit sand paper to finish.

All I would add is it would be nice if the Stewmac# was somehow on the rasp so I know for sure what I've got in my toolbox.... how about a set of plastic sleeves that are or could be imprinted with the Stewmac Part # for each choice...????? Even better, the Stewmac Part# PLUS the text description, Coarse or fine, narrow or small, large, etc.

If you just made the sleeve, a sheet of descriptions would cost almost nothing to produce, and we could attach those to our rasps/files/whatever when they come in......as we see fit....

5.0

A great replacement!

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Verified Buyer


I build longrifles and used to use Nicholson #49 & #50 rasps for shaping. They are now made in Mexico and the quality is null.
I ordered a large coarse and fine Dragon rasp hoping it would work as replacements. They are well beyond what I had hoped for. They are sharp, cut evenly and cleanly with a large surface area to cut curved and flat surfaces with ease. Coarse for shaping and fine for detail.
The photo shows a fine, coarse and a #50 (fine) Nicholson

5.0

This is my new best friend.

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Verified Buyer


As others have noted, this rasp doesn't come with a handle. So my first job with it was to carve one out. It took no time to do, and I had a lot of fun doing it, so I'm not only a big fan of this tool, but will buy the same size in a fine rasp as well. Exactly as advertised.

4.0

Rasps review

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Verified Buyer


The Rasps are a very good tool, they are well made and it is what I expected...my only complaint was the cost of the shippment...!!!

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