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Liogier rasps are manufactured in a small, family owned and run business near Lyon in France. These rasps have been produced at Liogier for many generations and are the gold standard for sculptors, cabinetmakers and any working of wood which requires hand shaping and finishing.

Hand cut rasps out perform machine made rasps because of their slight tooth irregularities. Each tooth is cut by hand using an appropriately sized and shaped punch and the tool is then hardened by one of two processes, the Traditional and the Sapphire. Traditional hardening is measurable on the Rockwell scale. 

A traditional rasp measures about Rockwell 62 (about 800 Vickers) however the Sapphire hardening process is off the Rockwell scale and measures an astounding 3800 on the Vickers scale.  Sapphire rasps are the tool of choice if you work man-made composites, extremely abrasive woods or even soft metals.

 

Stocking and Availability

The factory makes rasps more or less to order and as distributors for Australia and New Zealand, apart from a couple of dozen of the range which we stock - see Stock On Hand below - we also often order against firm orders.  There is no other feasible business model possible to support such a luxury of choice; over 20 different hand rasp ranges, an extensive rotary rasp range and no fewer that 268 riffler options across 7 patterns and 7 lengths which amount to well over 1400 purchasing options in total.

 

 

SOH Liogier 1218

 

Stitches

Rasps are available in a range of teeth size and densities from Stitch #2 to Stitch 15.

 

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Rasps for Lefties

Liogier rasps are available with teeth cut for either left or right handed use. The price does not vary. 

Right handed rasps will be supplied by default.  Lefties please email for your requirements.

 

A Suggested Starter Set?

If you get lost in the depths of our range designed for wood lovers, know that the most frequently used tools to start are:

 

 

Buying Guide

Whilst there are many options the manufacturers provide these popularity tables as a guide to what to purchase. 

If your requirements are mainstream these rankings are very useful but bear in mind it is only a guide and if your needs are not mainstream you will likely be interested in unusual patterns.

 

CABINET MAKERS

See HERE to purchase.

 

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f1000 buy crop

 

 

HALF ROUND

See HERE to purchase.

f1651

 

f1651 buying

 

 

MODELLERS

See HERE to purchase.

f1250

f1250 buying


 

FLAT

See HERE to purchase.

f1383

 

f1383 buy crop

 

SQUARE

See HERE to purchase.

 

f1802

 

f1802 buy crop

 

RAT TAIL

See HERE to purchase.

f1516

 

f1516 buy crop

 

IRONING

See HERE to purchase FLAT.

See HERE to purchase CURVED.

 

f2114

 

f2114 2

 

f2150

f2114 3

 

 

f2114 buy crop

 

 

PLUMP

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f2098

 

F2098 buy crop

 

 

VERY TAPERED

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f2032 2

 

f2032 buy crop

 

CURVED

See HERE to purchase.

 

f1956 1

 

f1956 buy crop

 

 

GUNSMITH

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F1939 2

 

 

Buying f1939

 

BOOTMAKERS

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f2023

 

f2023 buy crop

 

 

SAGE LEAF

See HERE to purchase.

 

f1869 

 

f1869 buy crop

 

 

ROTARY 15mm ROTARY 25mm ROTARY 32mm
See HERE to purchase. See HERE to purchase. See HERE to purchase.

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f2218

f2226

 

f2186 buy crop

f2218 buy crop

 

f2226 buy crop

 

 

 

RIFFLERS

See HERE to purchase.

Rifflers for wood are available variously across 7 patterns and 7 lengths 150, 160, 175, 200, 225, 250 and 300mm.

 

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 Some Cross Section Details

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Technical Data Sheets