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Narex released line of rasps

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Are these new or just new to me? 

http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/narex-rasps.aspx

Anybody have them? Seen them?  I'm wondering how they graduate from rough to fine.

I went to highlands website to buy the Aruiou set but saw these.  I was and am very happy with my bench and mortise chisel from them.

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I looked at what Highland sells and compared them to Narex's website.  Narex lists "teeth roughness (cm2)", so the higher the number, the finer the rasp.

Here's the corresponding numbers for the ones Highland carries:

flat rasps

  • 16mm @ 20 teeth cm2
  • 20mm @ 16 teeth cm2
  • 25mm @ 12 teeth cm2

round rasps

  • 6mm @ 20 teeth cm2
  • 8mm @ 16 teeth cm2
  • 10mm @ 12 teeth cm2

half round rasps:

  • 16mm @ 20 teeth cm2
  • 20mm @ 16 teeth cm2
  • 25mm @ 12 teeth cm2

They're machine stitched, vs the hand stitched Aurious or Liogiers, but given how well Narex has done with chisels, I bet they're pretty solid.

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What, no set to order one thing with a tool wrap? Nicole S gave me one of the best pieces of advice ever, you have to make things easy to buy. Nobody wants to send a check, and if things belong in a set put them in a set!

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9 hours ago, Llama said:

What, no set to order one thing with a tool wrap? Nicole S gave me one of the best pieces of advice ever, you have to make things easy to buy. Nobody wants to send a check, and if things belong in a set put them in a set!

I don't see them listed as a set at Narex's website.  http://www.narextools.cz/en/rasps

11 hours ago, JerrySats said:

Does it mention how long they are? I didn't see anything listing that info.

The website has that info.  I've copied it here.

Flat rasps:

Code of goods Flat rasp (mm) Blade length (mm) Total Length (mm) Teeth roughness (cm2) Image Accessibility
872501 16 x 4 150 295 20 872501

In stock

872502 20 x 5 200 345 16 872502

In stock

872503 25 x 6 250 395 12 872503

In stock

872504 30 x 7 300 445 10 872504

In stock

Round rasps:

Code of goods Round rasp (mm) Blade length (mm) Total Length (mm) Teeth roughness (cm2) Image Accessibility
872511 D6 150 295 20 872511

In stock

872512 D8 200 345 16 872512

In stock

872513 D10 250 395 12 872513

In stock

872514 D12 300 445 10 872514

In stock

Half round rasps:

Code of goods Halfround rasp (mm) Blade length (mm) Total Length (mm) Teeth roughness (cm2) Image Accessibility
872521 16 x 5 150 295 20 872521

In stock

872522 20 x 6,5 200 345 16 872522

In stock

872523 25 x 8 250 395 12 872523

In stock

872524 28 x 9 300 445 10 872524

In stock

They also have "rasps with fine cut":

Code of goods Blade length (mm) Total Length (mm) Teeth roughness (cm2) Size (mm) Accessibility
872552 200 345 22 Flat rasp 20 x 5

In stock

872562 200 345 22 Round rasp D8

In stock

872572 200 345 22 Halfround rasp 20 x 6,5

In stock

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Going to have to look around for another distributor.  Highland doesn't break any of these out. It's just one of each but with the price, and how happy I've been with their chisels, I'll give them a try. 

Looks like infinity has the set. 

 

http://www.infinitytools.com/6-Pc-Narex-Premium-Rasp-Set/productinfo/00-720/

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2 hours ago, Brendon_t said:

Going to have to look around for another distributor.  Highland doesn't break any of these out. It's just one of each but with the price, and how happy I've been with their chisels, I'll give them a try. 

Looks like infinity has the set. 

 

http://www.infinitytools.com/6-Pc-Narex-Premium-Rasp-Set/productinfo/00-720/

Looks like a nice discount as a set... No rounds though :(

 

Amazon sells them individually as well, I noticed...

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OK, I got a chance to try these out on Saturday. I don't know how much of a review this is, as I never owned a rasp before. All I have is a cheap set of files (these, to be precise). I could never do much with them, because up until awhile back I didn't understand the difference between a file and a rasp.

These are pretty aggressive. I experimented with a cutoff of soft maple that I had handy, and proceeded to put a roundover on it. It took a couple tries to get comfortable with how it worked, but that's a function of my inexperience versus the tool. It worked really well, and I then was able to smooth it out with the file, and then make it nearly ready with the hand block sander I just got as well. So, I'm happy. The handles are very nice to hold. Hornbeam, IIRC. I don't know enough to tell you if CNC or hand cutting for the rasps is better, I just know that this works. I'll upload a few pics from my phone after I write this post.

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I also then wanted to experiment with the round rasps, so I did something that just sprang to mind.

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I think I'll make my way down to Highland in the next few days to see what the 'fine cut' rasps feel like. If they cut similarly to the Woodstock set above, I'll grab one of each and a regular half-round rasp and I'll call myself good. I learned from my chisels that I don't need every single one. Plus, my tool cabinet would burst.

If there is something else you want to see out of these, I can try to comply. My handwork is very immature.

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Thanks for the review.  At that price it looks like a great deal and unless you are working curves on a regular basis I am not sure you would need anything else. 

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6 hours ago, Cochese said:

OK, I got a chance to try these out on Saturday. I don't know how much of a review this is, as I never owned a rasp before.  

Thanks for the update! Any review is better than none, I'll probably grab some next month...

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On December 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM, Cochese said:

OK, I got a chance to try these out on Saturday. I don't know how much of a review this is, as I never owned a rasp before. All I have is a cheap set of files (these, to be precise). I could never do much with them, because up until awhile back I didn't understand the difference between a file and a rasp.

These are pretty aggressive. I experimented with a cutoff of soft maple that I had handy, and proceeded to put a roundover on it. It took a couple tries to get comfortable with how it worked, but that's a function of my inexperience versus the tool. It worked really well, and I then was able to smooth it out with the file, and then make it nearly ready with the hand block sander I just got as well. So, I'm happy. The handles are very nice to hold. Hornbeam, IIRC. I don't know enough to tell you if CNC or hand cutting for the rasps is better, I just know that this works. I'll upload a few pics from my phone after I write this post.

23919350712_a5517111bc_c.jpg

img

24001460546_80f09ac918_c.jpg

23399340484_1f6a4a34de_c.jpg

I also then wanted to experiment with the round rasps, so I did something that just sprang to mind.

24001461186_242da57d6c_c.jpg

I think I'll make my way down to Highland in the next few days to see what the 'fine cut' rasps feel like. If they cut similarly to the Woodstock set above, I'll grab one of each and a regular half-round rasp and I'll call myself good. I learned from my chisels that I don't need every single one. Plus, my tool cabinet would burst.

If there is something else you want to see out of these, I can try to comply. My handwork is very immature.

Any more use on these to speak of? I'm interested in your thoughts as you use them some more.

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I don't have a good set of rasps or truthfully I only have one half round rasp.  I just recently got an Infinity catalog and saw they now have a 10pc set...So I will be putting this on my list...hopefully they will still be on sale in a few weeks.

http://www.infinitytools.com/10-Pc-Narex-Premium-Flat-Half-Round-Round-Rasp-Set/productinfo/00-722/

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2 hours ago, SplinteredDave said:

I don't have a good set of rasps or truthfully I only have one half round rasp.  I just recently got an Infinity catalog and saw they now have a 10pc set...So I will be putting this on my list...hopefully they will still be on sale in a few weeks.

http://www.infinitytools.com/10-Pc-Narex-Premium-Flat-Half-Round-Round-Rasp-Set/productinfo/00-722/

Its a good price for sure but I am always reluctant to but a 10pc (or whatever) set of anything.  I have 3 Auriou rasps and honestly I am not sure I will need many more.  Yes, each rasp was $100 or so but they are awesome.  I'd rather buy one top quality $100 tool at a time and get exactly what I need than end up with a bunch of filler.  

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14 hours ago, Mike. said:

Its a good price for sure but I am always reluctant to but a 10pc (or whatever) set of anything.  I have 3 Auriou rasps and honestly I am not sure I will need many more.  Yes, each rasp was $100 or so but they are awesome.  I'd rather buy one top quality $100 tool at a time and get exactly what I need than end up with a bunch of filler.  

In my early days I would always go for quantity over quality. For example I have the MLCS 66 piece set and have probably used 10 of the bits over 10 years. I learned my lesson and now it's buying one a Whiteside at a time as needed. 

Anyone want to buy a 56 boxed set of brand new router bits? :D

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Its a good price for sure but I am always reluctant to but a 10pc (or whatever) set of anything.  I have 3 Auriou rasps and honestly I am not sure I will need many more.  Yes, each rasp was $100 or so but they are awesome.  I'd rather buy one top quality $100 tool at a time and get exactly what I need than end up with a bunch of filler.  

In my early days I would always go for quantity over quality. For example I have the MLCS 66 piece set and have probably used 10 of the bits over 10 years. I learned my lesson and now it's buying one a Whiteside at a time as needed. 

Anyone want to buy a 56 boxed set of brand new router bits? [emoji3]

I've got a yonico 50 piece set that came with my 7518. I've used 10 bits, and 5 of them were just to mess with profiles.

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