These are the basic rasps for shaping work. They are relatively wide in proportion to their length giving you considerable cutting power. You will get surprisingly smooth finishes to your work. As a general guide you should chose a rasp which is 3/4 times longer then the width of the piece you are shaping.
As an example - For shaping guitar necks you should choose either the 12" or 10" rasp before moving on to a smaller, finer rasp for more refined shaping.
Auriou rasps do not tear your edges so you can work to a line with the utmost confidence.
The coarsest grain for the cabinet rasp is the 12" grain 4 and this will remove a lot of material very efficiently. (1 is the coarsest grain - 15 is finest grain)
The choice of rasp is down to the work you are doing, Do not be afraid to buy a longer rasp to begin with for general use. We would recommend the 10" grain 9 or the 9" grain 10. These both give a very good compromise between cutting power and finish.
Available in left or right handed models.