Tomé Fèteira 200 mm (8") 3rd (smooth) Cut Cabinet Rasp
This machine cut rasp is made by Tomé Fèteira in Portugal. It is about 200 mm (8") in length, 24 mm wide, and has a No. 3 (smooth) cut which gives a fairly smooth cut comparable to the old Nicholson #50 Rasps, before their production was moved from the US to Brazil. It has a flat surface on one side and the cabinet rasp rounded shape on the other, with a thickness of about 5 mm. It is supplied with a protective cardboard sleeve and a wooden handle. It works very well as a cabinet rasp for shaping where a medium finish is required, and it's size is a good compromise between removing material from large areas and also being maneuverable enough to do detail work in smaller areas. Each one is machine cut and then hardened to between 63 and 64 Rc. They have a thin lacquer coating applied for rasp protection, which can be left on or removed with paint thinner.
A very good 200 mm machine cut cabinet rasp for a great price.
The Tomé Fèteira File Company was founded in 1856 by Joaquim Tomé Fèteira, and has grown to be a modern and diversified manufacturing plant with an established name in the file and rasp making industry. This ties them with Auriou, as the oldest rasp and file manufacturers still in business today. They are not only experts at crafting very good files and rasps, but they also share their expertise with other companies by marketing their line of forging machines, and also high frequency hardening and file sharpening systems.
Their factory is over 35,000 square meters in size and is located in the middle of Portugal, in Vieira de Leiria, one hour away from Lisbon.