Corradi Rasps Leave a Surprisingly Fine Surface - Popular Woodworking Magazine

Corradi Rasps Leave a Surprisingly Fine Surface

 In October 2017 #234

by James McConnell
page 46

Conventional wisdom says that hand-stitched rasps leave a cleaner, more refined surface than machine-made rasps, but the “Model Maker’s Rasps” and the “Gold Precision Rasps” from Corradi are anything but conventional.

Corradi manufactures a dizzying array of rasps and files. I chose to test two that I think are a good entry point for most woodworkers: a 10″ model maker’s cabinet rasp (5 cut) for stock removal and a 10″ precision cabinet rasp (8 cut ) for finer work. I was impressed by both. The coarse rasp removed material efficiently and left cleaner surfaces than I anticipated given the size of the teeth. Corradi credits this smooth ride to the uniform density and innovative “random” pattern of the teeth, which are designed to present a continuous working surface (think sandpaper) to the wood. It’s hard to argue with the results.

Read the review in its entirety. 

Blog: Read the author’s blog on how he makes rasp handles.

From the October 2017 issue, #234

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