Planes are used to shave fairly small amounts of wood off of long wooden boards. Rasps and files have functions similar to planes, but remove material in a different way.
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Like rasps, files have an abrasive blade used for rounding edges and curves on wood, metal and stone. The flat file is most commonly used, but the half-round file makes access to curved areas much easier.
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