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Razor Files

Razor Files

Razor Files Large flat

Large flat

Item # 4161
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$63.91

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Razor Files Large curved

Large curved

Item # 4162
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$63.91

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Razor Files Tapered flat

Tapered flat

Item # 4178
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$94.19

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Razor Files Tapered curved

Tapered curved

Item # 4179
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$94.19

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Razor Files Small flat

Small flat

Item # 4165
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$38.50

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Razor Files Small curved

Small curved

Item # 4166
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$38.50

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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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$127.82

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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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$188.38

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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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$77.00

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Razor Files, Set of All 6

Set of All 6

Item # 4171
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$393.20

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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

quick and easy

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shapes a neck fast and furious

5.0

Razor Files

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Very sharp. Takes wood off quickly. I highly recommend them.

5.0

razor files

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These files are amazing! They cut through wood like butter and make shaping a neck a breeze. I highly recommend these tools!

4.0

Tapered razor file

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This is the sharpest file I have ever used. I have some really good files, too. The way the taper bends toward the back is kind of weird, but maybe I'll get used to it.

5.0

Just what I needed

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Bought and received promptly. Needed these exact files for delicate work around a new neck I was building, shaping. The smaller files were perfect for detail work around the nut / truss rod opening, and the custom TR cover plate from figured walnut. Worth the premium to have the exact correct tool.

5.0

Best thing since sliced bread!

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These Files / Rasps are great, they perform well and are perfectly sized for detailed neck carving.

5.0

Nice alternative to a rasp

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I put a flat and curved razor file right to work eliminating marks from the bandsaw on my cherry wood harp pieces. They cut fast and clean and create good flat areas or contours on the wood pieces.

5.0

sharp

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they are sharp and take a lot of wood off easily.

5.0

Great surface

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I don't build guitars--just furniture building and some figure carving. I was very impressed with the quality of the tool and the finish it leaves. So nice to find this size for getting in to difficult places.

4.0

Work as Advertised!

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The razor files work beautifully. They do get clogged after a while, and I haven't figured out how to clean them yet.

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