Anyone here use a Lee Valley Japanese saw rasp?

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  1. jwade

    jwade Doooooooooom

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    I can't decide if the extra handle there would be nice or not. The one thing I wish the shinto would do is not have teeth at the tip where the blades join together. I like to put my second hand there for extra force and it, you know, hurts.

    I guess I do own a grinder....
     
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    that's literally just a shinto with a different handle option, so it should be pretty good.
     
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    No experience with that artsy handle, but I use a Japanese rasp for all kinds of shaping work. I don't remember how I could ever live without one...
     
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    Playing with the idea of gearing up for another build, this has my interest.
     
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    I like chisels a lot more than rasps these days. But I use both for sure. Rasps are great for smoothing up after rough gouge work.
     
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    Oh...that's the one I have.

    I hate it. But I don't like saw rasps in general. I can't get them to go the way I want them to.

    Stewmac's dragon rasps are much better.
     
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    I use a regular shinto. Works best (for me) if you point the handle away from you and pull it towards your body. Use your other hand to steady the front edge of the rasp.

    It's really difficult to use one of these using a push stroke.
     
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    That makes sense. I might give it another go with a pull stroke. Not sure why i didn't think of that, as it's a japanese tool.
     

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