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LIOGIER Floats

LIOGIER Floats

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Liogier has been manufacturing hand-stitched rasps in the Auvergne, France, for over 100 years. They have been the largest manufacturer of this type of tool in Europe for several decades, although they are virtually unknown outside France.

Floats are unidirectional rasps with a flat surface. They are used for smoothing hard-to-reach places where a plane can’t get to. Originally they were made for smoothing the beds of planes. Nowadays they are also used whenever surfaces have to be finished precisely, for instance, on tenons. Floats can be resharpened with a triangular needle file. They are cut on one side only; the other side is smooth. There are two variants:

Push model: push away from you to remove material.
Pull model: pull towards you to remove material.

LIOGIER Straight Floats
Picture top: pull stroke
Picture bottom: push stroke
Sizes approximate only
LIOGIER Straight Floats

View narrow edge and side not cut

Type Length
of cut
Cross
section
Cut
spacing
Total
length
CodePrice
Push stroke 150 mm 24 x 3.8 mm 3 mm 330 mm
Code 327970CartPrice € 47.90
Pull stroke 150 mm 25 x 4.2 mm 3 mm 320 mm
Code 327971CartPrice € 47.90
LIOGIER Cranked Floats
Picture top: pull stroke
Picture bottom: push stroke
Sizes approximate only
LIOGIER Cranked Floats

View narrow edge and side not cut

Type Length
of cut
Cross
section
Cut
spacing
Total
length
CodePrice
Push stroke 95 mm 24 x 3.8 mm 3 mm 275 mm
Code 327975CartPrice € 52.50
Pull stroke 95 mm 24 x 3.8 mm 3 mm 275 mm
Code 327976CartPrice € 52.50
LIOGIER Combi Float

This float features two different tooth patterns. On one side (photo 1) the rows of teeth are at an angle and at 12 TPI are spaced closer together. On the other side (photo 2) the rows of teeth are at right angles and at 9 TPI are spaced a bit further apart. Use the coarse side to remove and smooth the material more rapidly, and the fine side to provide the finishing touch. Push stroke tooth geometry on both sides!



Type Length
of cut
Cross
section
Cut
spacing
Total
length
CodePrice
Push stroke 140 - 150 mm 24 x 5.5 mm 3 and 2 mm resp. 320 mm
Code 327978CartPrice € 61.80
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