Dragon Hand-cut Rasp

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

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Dragon Hand-cut Rasp Large, coarse

Large, coarse

Item # 4151
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Dragon Hand-cut Rasp Large, fine

Large, fine

Item # 4152
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Dragon Hand-cut Rasp Small, coarse

Small, coarse

Item # 4154
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Dragon Hand-cut Rasp Small, fine

Small, fine

Item # 4155
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Dragon Hand-cut Rasp Double-radius, coarse

Double-radius, coarse

Item # 4157
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Dragon Hand-cut Rasp Double-radius, fine

Double-radius, fine

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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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Dragon Hand-cut Rasp

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Dragons rock!

By Diane from Blacksburg, VA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I love these new Dragon rasps. I bought the large set and they are so easy to use, even without a handle. The allow shaping and fine finishing and they feel very "natural" in my hands. I highly recommend these rasps!

a fine tool... 

By Dave Anderson Guitars from Port Richey,Fl.
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 07, 2012

I have just used these Dragon rasps to carve a mahogany neck and I have to say they are the best I've ever used.


By GavinB from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 01, 2011

Awesome Rasps. Very glad I came across and acquired these for my workshop. Saw plenty rasps at the local hardware store and reviewed many on the net. But knowing I can trust the reviews on Stewmac I thought "what have I got to lose?" Now I need to figure out the easiest method to attach a comfy handle to the rasp or it'll be my fingers if I get too carried away! These rasps are fantastic on my mahogany necks. The course rasp rips through the wood easily without needing any force and the fine rasp smooths the course rasp's finish. I finish off the shaping process with the highly technologically advanced eraser wrapped in adhesive sandpaper and the job is done in no time at all!

Great tool

By David Newton from Beaumont, Tx
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 14, 2011

This tool has revolutionized how I shape necks. I don't know how I worked without it up till now. It cuts so fast, but it can be smooth too.

amazing rasp

By flatfootjohnny from London
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 23, 2011

I was a bit dubious as to how good a rasp could be, which is why i went for the double radius (then i dont have to buy two). But i was amazed at how it cut through the timber, so easily and smoothly and the double radius is real handy too.

Very efficient rasp - worth the price

By Serge from Montreal, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Almost a year ago I bought a small/fine half-round version of these Chinese-made rasps. Its quality is really great even if it was made in China proving that not everything coming from the Asia is really sub-par. The teeth on my small rasp are still sharp and the tool is a joy to work with - it cuts fast, effortlessly and leaves a smooth surface. I used to only employ my spokeshave to shave the necks, and now I engage this rasp more and more often to do the same task (it's a great addition to the spokeshave). Besides the neck shaping there all the other sorts of shaping jobs where this rasp excels. Now I just need to buy the coarse one :)

Great quality rasp!

By Chris Thomas from Elizabeth, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I was very impressed how you can both aggressively cut yet maintain some pretty good control. I shaped an entire neck with this rasp and a spoke shave. It worked very well.

Dragon Hand-cut Rasps

By john abbott from south dennis,ma.
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, May 03, 2011

In my 43 years of luthiery I've never found anything better than these files. Buying the full set is expensive, but I did it and I've never looked back. I had a visceral rush when I first used them and you'll have to keep them locked up to keep your friends from temptation-I've been warned already. They're fabulous and much more fun than a computer and a CNC rig. If you don't invest in these files you're pathetic.

Great rasp

By DagS from Norway
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 11, 2011

I am not a very experienced woodworker, but I have to say it works really well when I am shaping the neck on my classical project.

go the rasp!

By greebly2 from australia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 10, 2011

i love this little thing, its on my bench all the time, waiting to be used. i keep finding new uses for it- any time i need to shape anything or, flatten something, take a little bit off for whatever reason. it doesn't tear out the grain, just needs a little sanding to finish off.

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