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Hand Cut French rasps at The Best Things
Hand-Cut French Rasps

The Best Things was one of the original importers of Auriou hand-cut French rasps into the United States. These hand-cut rasps were of the highest quality and when this company collapsed into bankruptcy, we were shocked. Now, we are proud to be able to announce the reintroduction into the US market of hand-cut French rasps of the highest quality. These rasps are made for us, in France, under our TBT Tools brand. In fact, some of the former employees of Auriou are involved in the manufacture of the rasps. We hope that you will agree that no better rasps have ever been offered, either now or in the past.

Like with the original Auriou rasps that we formerly carried, there are three parameters that define our hand-cut French rasps. The length, the coarseness (as measured in approximate number of teeth per centimeter), and the style. These rasps are all picked "right-handed". We can special order any rasp as "left-handed" as well, but the waiting time could be signficant depending on where we are on an order cycle. It is our opinion that a left handed person will have no problem using the standard "right-handed" rasps.

We include a Lutz file handle free of charge with every with every TBT Tools and Nicholson hand-cut rasp we sell. We also sell the Lutz file handles & cleaners separately (see the Lutz page). Lutz file handles are made in the USA (Maine) with native birch and are of the best quality.

#1 Series Flat Hand-Cut Rasps
#1 7 inch G12 is pictured.
Hand Cut French flat rasps
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These rasps cut on both sides and are smooth (safe-side) on one edge and serated on the other edge. The thickness and width of the rasps is uniform over its length.
Stock # Description Price Qty Buy
1-150-13-AU 150mm - 6" TBT Rasp G13
(Extra-Fine)
$79.95
1-175-12-AU 175mm - 7" TBT Rasp G12
(Fine)
$79.95
1-200-11-AU 200mm - 8" TBT Rasp G11
(Medium-Fine)
$84.95
1-250-9-AU 250mm - 10" TBT Rasp G9
(Medium)
$84.95


#4 Series Cabinet (Shallow Radius) Hand-Cut French Rasps
#4 7 inch G12 is pictured.
Hand Cut Rasp Cabinetmakers Rasps
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These rasps cut on both sides and come to a point at the end. The #4 Series rasps are similiar in size to the #8 series, but have a much more shallow curvature on the radiused side than the #8 series.
Stock # Description Price Qty Buy
4-150-13-AU 150mm - 6" TBT Rasp G13
(Extra-Fine)
$79.95
4-175-12-AU 175mm - 7" TBT Rasp G12
(Fine)
$79.95
4-175-12L-AU
LEFT HANDED
175mm - 7" TBT Rasp G12
(Fine) (left handed)
$79.95
4-200-9-AU 200mm - 8" TBT Rasp G9
(Medium)
$79.95
4-200-9L-AU
LEFT HANDED
200mm - 8" TBT Rasp G9
(Medium) (left handed)
$79.95
4-200-13-AU 200mm - 8" TBT Rasp G13
(Extra-Fine)
$89.95
4-200-13L-AU
LEFT HANDED
200mm - 8" TBT Rasp G13
(Extra-Fine) (left handed)
$89.95
4-225-10-AU 225mm - 9" TBT Rasp G10
(Medium-Fine)
$89.95
4-250-7-AU 250mm - 10" TBT Rasp G7 (Coarse) $92.95
4-250-9-AU 250mm - 10" TBT Rasp G9 (Medium) $92.95
4-250-11-AU 250mm - 10" TBT Rasp G11 (Fine) $94.95
4-250-13-AU 250mm - 10" TBT Rasp G13 (Extra-Fine) $99.95
4-250-13L-AU
LEFT HANDED
250mm - 10" TBT Rasp G13 (Extra-Fine) (left handed) $99.95
4-300-4-AU 300mm - 12" TBT Rasp G4
(extra-Coarse)
$94.95
4-300-8-AU 300mm - 12" TBT Rasp G8
(Medium-Coarse)
$99.95
4-300-8L-AU
LEFT HANDED
300mm - 12" TBT Rasp G8
(Medium-Coarse) (left handed)
$99.95


#6 Series Narrow Cabinet (Medium Radius) Hand-Cut French Rasps
#6 7 inch G13 is pictured.
Hand-Cut French rasps
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These rasps cut on both sides and come to a point at the end.
Stock # Description Price QtyBuy
6-100-14-AU 100mm - 4" TBT Rasp G14
(Super-Fine)
$74.95
B/O
6-150-14-AU 150mm - 6" TBT Rasp G14
(Super-Fine)
$79.95
6-150-15L-AU
LEFT HANDED
150mm - 6" TBT Rasp G15
(Super-Fine) (left handed)
$79.95
B/O
6-175-13-AU 175mm - 7" TBT Rasp G13
(Extra-Fine)
$79.95
6-175-13L-AU
LEFT HANDED
175mm - 7" TBT Rasp G13
(Extra-Fine) (left handed)
$79.95
6-200-10-AU 200mm - 8" TBT Rasp G10
(Medium-Fine)
$84.95
6-200-14-AU 200mm - 8" TBT Rasp G14
(Extra-Fine)
$89.95
6-250-10-AU 250mm - 10" TBT Rasp G10
(Medium-Fine)
$94.95


#8 Series Half Round (Tight Radius) Hand-Cut French Rasps
#8 8 inch G9 is pictured.
TBT Half Round Rasps
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These rasps cut on both sides and come to a point at the end. The #8 Series rasps are similiar in size to the #4 series, but have a much more pronounced curvature than the shallow curvature of the #4 series.
Stock # Description Price Qty Buy
8-150-9-AU 150mm - 6" TBT Rasp G9
(Medium)
$74.95
8-150-13-AU 150mm - 6" TBT Rasp G13
(Extra-Fine)
$79.95
8-175-10-AU 175mm - 7" TBT Rasp G10
(Medium)
$79.95
8-175-12-AU 175mm - 7" TBT Rasp G12
(Fine)
$84.95
8-200-9-AU 200mm - 8" TBT Rasp G9
(Medium)
$87.95
8-200-11-AU 200mm - 8" TBT Rasp G11
(Fine)
$89.95
B/O
8-250-8-AU 250mm - 10" TBT Rasp G8
(Medium)
$89.95
B/O
8-300-6-AU 300mm - 12" TBT Rasp G6
(Coarse)
$99.95
B/O

Hand-Cut French Rasp Sets
These sets offer an economical way to get started with our hand-cut French rasps.
These sets are all tailored for cabinetmakers.
Stock # Description Price QtyBuy
RASP_S3_TBT 3 Rasp Cabinmaker's Set - Includes 4-225-10-AU, 6-175-13-AU, & 8-150-13-AU. $229.95
B/O
RASP_CM_S3_TBT 3 Rasp Chairmaker's Set - Includes 8-300-6-AU, 8-200-9-AU, & 6-175-13-AU.
Intended for doing Maloof style chairmaking.
$249.95
B/O
RASP_S5_TBT 5 Rasp Cabinetmaker's Set - Includes 3 Rasp Set plus 4-300-6-AU & 8-200-11-AU. $399.95
B/O
RASP_S7_TBT 7 Cabinetmaker's Rasp Set - Includes 5 Rasp Set plus 1-250-9-AU & 8-175-10-AU. $549.95
B/O

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