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Razor Files

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Razor Files Large flat

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Item # 4161
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Razor Files Large curved

Large curved

Item # 4162
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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

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

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

Fantastic for flat surfaces!

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This levels and cut near as smooth as a quality vintage hand plane!.....easily out performs a rasp for final fitting in flat surfaces that need to be either married to other flat surfaces, or to be prepped for final sanding.
I only wish I had bought this years ago, I always saw it and thought "my rasp can do so I don't need it"...but I got one and boy was I wrong. When you use this Razor file it keeps your cutting surface level, if you push just right and strait it even will cut away its own scratches upon your final stroke!!!
I have a lot of flat surfaces on my guitars, I added a photo, but even custom guitars with rounded shapes will use this often, anywhere something flat meets something else flat, this tool is for you!....such a life saver and well worth the money, You will use this daily!

3.0

Too coarse

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I bought this to do fairly fine shaping in close spaces such as the heel and neck curves for the cigar box guitars and strumsticks I make. The shape is great but the "teeth" are too coarse. It feels like the rasp "catches". It is a bit better but the overall feel is like the coarse teeth on a 4-tooth common rasp.

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.

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