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IWASAKI Floats

IWASAKI Floats

As fast as a rasp, as clean as a file! That is the simplest way to describe these woodworking tools. Contrary to the rough cut and sawdust produced by conventional rasps, the Iwasaki floats actually act like tiny planes taking small shavings.

IWASAKI Side Float extra-fine with grip
The name "Floats" is used for a group of files or rasps intended to be used for working the bodies of wooden planes, and especially adjusting the iron bed and mouth of the plane, but are useful for many other types of work because they cut so cleanly. For working on planes, the side float is the most useful type and extremely practical for re-working the bed to accept its iron. The floats we offer are some of the best produced today, and cut so cleanly that smoothing with sandpaper after filing is no longer necessary. If you have been hesitating to buy a Japanese plane because of the difficulty of fitting the iron, you can now do it confidently as this tool makes the work almost child's play! The floats have teeth only on one side. The rubberized grip is very ergonomic and lies easily in your hand.
Cutting length 100 mm
Total length 200 mm
Width near grip 16 mm
Width at tip 3 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Only one side with teeth
Code 312938CartPrice € 34.50
IWASAKI Edge Float extra-fine with grip
The Name "Floats" used for a group of files or rasps intended to be used for working the bodies of wooden planes, and especially adjusting the iron bed and mouth of the plane, but are useful for many other types of work because they cut so cleanly. The edge float is specially designed for widening the iron bed. Because the working surface is only 3 mm wide, it can be used to remove material in all but the tightest corners. The floats we offer are some of the best produced today, and cut so cleanly that smoothing with sandpaper after filing is no longer necessary. If you have been hesitating to buy a Japanese plane because of the difficulty of fitting the iron, you can now do it confidently as this tool makes the work almost child's play! The floats have teeth only on one side. The rubberized grip is very ergonomic and lies easily in your hand.
Cutting length 100 mm
Total length 200 mm
Teeth only on one 3 mm wide edge!
Code 312939CartPrice € 29.90
IWASAKI Bed Float pull stroke extra-fine with grip Ideal for working on the bed of a wooden plane. This float will also prove useful for touch-up jobs on wooden joints in order to improve the fit. Finished surfaces are very smooth. Teeth on one side only. Dipped rubberized grip.
Cutting length approx. 100 mm
Total length approx. 200 mm
Width 16 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Teeth on one side only
Code 312945CartPrice € 35.90
IWASAKI Bed Float push stroke extra-fine with grip Ideal for working on the bed of a wooden plane. This float will also prove useful for touch-up jobs on wooden joints in order to improve the fit. Finished surfaces are very smooth. Teeth on one side only. Dipped rubberized grip.
Cutting length approx. 100 mm
Total length approx. 200 mm
Width 16 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Teeth on one side only
Code 312946CartPrice € 35.90























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