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LIOGIER Hand-stitched Rasps, Sapphire Range

LIOGIER Hand-stitched Rasps, Sapphire Range

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For over 100 years, LIOGIER has been producing high-quality hand-stitched rasps in the Auvergne Region of France. At one time, although almost unknown outside of France, it was the largest producer of these tools in Europe.

Hand-cut rasps are clearly different tools compared to machine-made ones. They take material off faster, and leave a surprisingly cleaner surface behind because of the ultra-sharpness, and slightly irregular layout, of the hand-cut teeth.

LIOGIER produces only by order. But we have a selection of their most commonly used rasps in our warehouse so that we can get them in the mail immediately. Read our special page about the Four steps used to produce a LIOGIER hand-cut rasp .

The cutting geometry of the teeth on these rasps is oriented so that they cut best when used by a right-handed person..

The tooth sizes are numbered from 1 to 15, with 1 being the coarsest, and 15 the finest. In practice, only the sizes between 4 and 14 are commonly used.

In addition to the Traditional range, Liogier has developed a new technique to further improve the performance of his rasps. The hardness is incredible high and keeps its cutting power four times as long as the Traditional range. The sharpness is significantly improved and therefore the capacity of removing material effortless increased. The Sapphire rasps are very resistant in a corrosive environment without lubrification. The Sapphire range is especially recommended for hard materials such as hardwoods i. e. old oak and hard plastic. The Sapphire range can easily be distinguished from the Traditional range as they are black with a dark coloured beech handle.

Cuts 1 - 15
LIOGIER Rasp Cabinet, Sapphire Range A tapered, wide rasp with convex and flat sides. Ideal for cabinet work, useful in preparing flat surfaces and working hollow shapes with a small radius.

LIOGIER Rasp Cabinet, Sapphire Range
Length of Cut Cut Cross section CodePrice
150 mm 13 = very fine 17 x 4 mm
Code 327001CartPrice € 91.90
200 mm 11 = fine 22.5 x 5.3 mm Currently not in stock!
Code 327003Cart Price € 104.90
250 mm 9 = medium 28 x 7 mm
Code 327005CartPrice € 124.90
250 mm 5 = coarse 28 x 7 mm
Code 327008CartPrice € 119.90
300 mm 8 = medium coarse 34 x 8 mm
Code 327010CartPrice € 129.90
300 mm 4 = very coarse 34 x 8 mm
Code 327012CartPrice € 123.90
300 mm 2 = extremly coarse 34 x 8 mm
Code 327013CartPrice € 123.90
LIOGIER Rasp round (Rat tail rasp), Sapphire Range The Rat tail rasp is very oftenly used. It allows you to change or adjust a hole, carry out or finish scalloped parts.

LIOGIER Rasp round (Rat tail rasp), Sapphire Range
Length of Cut Cut Cross section CodePrice
150 mm 14 = very fine 6.5 mm
Code 327027CartPrice € 82.90
200 mm 12 = fine 8.5 mm
Code 327030CartPrice € 93.90
300 mm 9 = medium 12.5 mm
Code 327032CartPrice € 112.90
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