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File & Rasp Source


What is the best source for saw files and other specialty files and rasps?—Al Breed


Peter Breu replies: I believe Dragon rasps are far superior to Nicholson or European rasps. Dragon rasp teeth are individually hand-struck on both sides of each file, leaving a slightly random pattern. This reduces chattering and wandering, giving a smooth but aggressive cut. Go to then search for “dragon rasp”.

Jon Siegel replies: MSC Industrial Supply ( has an excellent selection of Swiss and Nicholson files.

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