Cabinet Maker's Rasps are the recommended rasps for general shaping. They are relatively wide in proportion to their length, about 1/8th of the length, giving you considerable cutting power. Auriou rasps do not tear your edges so you can work to a line with the utmost confidence, and they leave a surprisingly smooth finish.
As a general guide, use a rasp 3 to 4 times longer than the width of the material being shaped. For example, when shaping guitar necks, start with either the 12" or 10" Cabinet Maker's Rasp before moving on to a smaller, finer Modeller's Rasp for more refined shaping.
If you are unsure of where to begin, we recommend either the 10"-9 grain or the 9"-10 grain for general purpose woodworking. Both give a good compromise between cutting power and finish.
Available in left or right handed models.