Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Files, rasps, floats, rifflers, etc

Josko Catipovic
Can someone help me grasp the difference between (woodworking) files, rasps, floats, rifflers and other metal blanks with toothy protuberances? I use files for filing metal, and have a big ol' rasp in my tool cabinet that probably hasn't been used in 30 years. Other than that, I'm clueless.
I do see that wood carvers use them, but do folks find uses for them in more mundane forms of woodworking?

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