CP Files

Japanese Milled-Tooth Files

These files cut with surprising speed, yet leave a remarkably smooth surface. This is because the teeth – which are milled, then chemically etched to a sharp edge – don’t abrade material; they shear it, leaving shavings instead of dust. The diagonal groove pattern enables the teeth to act as a series of chip breakers by decreasing the width of each tooth, reducing clogging. Japanese craftsmen are enthusiastic users of CP Rasps for wood carving, cabinet making, musical instrument construction and model making amongst other crafts. Use light strokes for fast, easy removal of material. They leave a very smooth surface.

Suitable for all types of wood, bamboo, plastic, resin, Gypsum etc., their aggressive action allows short detail strokes without sacrificing speed. Safe-edged to avoid damaging adjacent surfaces, the cushion-gripped detail files permit a short stroke for work in confined spaces. Regardless of their overall dimensions, files with an identical grade of cut have the same number of teeth per inch.

Made in Japan, these are wonderful shaping tools.

Normal file cutting edge after 10 strokes

CP file cutting edge after 1 stroke

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