A file (or hand-file) is a hand tool used to shape material by cutting. A file typically takes the form of a hardened steel bar, mostly covered with a series of sharp, parallel ridges or teeth
A rasp is a woodworking tool used for shaping wood. It consists of a point or the tip, then a long steel bar or the belly, then the heel or bottom, then the tang. Rasps generally cut more coarsely than files.
File Card (Wire brush) – Used to clean saw dust out of the files.
Files come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and tooth configurations.
Some of the shapes found in our class:
Rats Tail (Round)