Razor Files

Razor Files

Razor Files Large flat

Large flat

Item # 4161
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$57.97

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Razor Files Large curved

Large curved

Item # 4162
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$57.97

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Razor Files Tapered flat

Tapered flat

Item # 4178
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$85.43

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Razor Files Tapered curved

Tapered curved

Item # 4179
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$85.43

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Razor Files Small flat

Small flat

Item # 4165
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$34.92

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Razor Files Small curved

Small curved

Item # 4166
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$34.92

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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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$115.94

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

Set of 2 Tapered (flat and curved)

Item # 4168
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$170.86

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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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$69.84

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Razor Files, Set of All 6

Set of All 6

Item # 4171
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$356.64

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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)



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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

WOW!

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Really cuts quickly and cleanly. Worth the price.

5.0

File under Awesome!

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Got the Large Flat and Large Curved. Used them both to put a sweet SG style bevel all around the body. It’ll cut aggressively but leave the wood smooth! Great investment.

5.0

Great files

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My old files are now relegated to shaping ss frets....didn't realize how worn they were (-;

5.0

Sharp

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I got my set of files recently. They are quite sharp...be careful. At this point I have taken down some edges, but the biggest use so far was reducing the diameter of an in-ground PVC pipe that I needed to put a new T fitting on. Very nice! My only concern is how long they will last as the edges are sharp but thin.

5.0

A Must for the Avid Luthier!

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This tool lives up to its name, it's very expensive but then good tools always are.

5.0

OUCH, SHARP.  WATCH OUT!!!

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Awesome set of files. I purchased the complete set even though I don't make a lot of instruments but am a professional woodworker. This set of files simply filled a missing idea in my set of tools.

Thank you StewMac!

5.0

Small curved file

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Awesome file for shaping, and awesomely sharp as well.

5.0

Love these things!

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Have the big Flat, Big tapered, and small curved. These things can cut a heel block super quick without much if any tear out. I've used the flat one a couple times to flatten the backside of a headstock.

5.0

My new go to file

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Verified Buyer


So far i’ve only used the flat file but it has definitely become my favorite wood file ever. I used it for shaping and detail work with the results needing only 220 finish sanding. Well worth the price.

5.0

Fast cut, good finish.

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Verified Buyer


The file removed the needed wood quickly. I only had to use very fine sandpaper to have a perfect surface. I did use this on an electric guitar with the neck bolted on. You have to be careful of angle. It has a very good cut at a fairly small angle. I tried to go perpendicular near the neck pocket and got a few dings that were hard to fix. The key is the angle. Cuts very fast. Used right, there is very little sanding needed to finish.

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