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All About Hand Planes, Rasps and Files

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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Round and Needle Files

A round file has a completely rounded blade for accessing curved areas. A needle file is a very small round file that is capable of extremely intricate filing tasks.



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