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Recommend a good, moderately priced set of rasps you use. I need some to augment my hobby files.

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Every once in a while ya need something more aggressive than the average hobby file set can offer.  Can I assume the ones made for woodworking would work as well on styrene?   

Links to recommended stuff would be great. 

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I just use a large draper brand metal working file, a rasp may catch and destroy the parts if your not very careful and the big files seem to work for me

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I just picked up a cheap set of small files on ebay years ago.

Couldn't do without them now!

 

One something like this for less than $20.00.

 

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While you're at it, pick up a set of dental tools.

They work great for all sorts of tasks including scribing and body filler work.

 

 

 

 

Steve

 

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I picked up a set of these curved files to go along with my straight ones. They are quite aggressive and work well for rough shaping and contouring. Plus you can get into places where straight files can't.

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In my HO I think rasps will be to coarse, try some diamond files, I have 2 sets ,one from micro mark and a smaller set from amazon like them both anything coarser will need alot of bondo.

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In general, the larger the file, the coarser the teeth. So maybe take a look at regular files (as opposed to hobby files). Chain saw files come as small as 1/8 inch diameter, and a 6 inch triangular, flat, or half round would be more aggressive than hobby files, without the rough surface left by a rasp.

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