- Glossary of Terms
An all-around file used by homeowners, hobbyists, and shoemakers. The RASP leaves a rough surface. Contains a series of individual teeth. This produces a rough surface and is used primarily on wood, aluminum and lead for faster material removal. Ideal for rounding out holes; can be used on concave, convex, or flat surfaces. Mercer files have a multitude of styles and uses from sharpening, stock removal and removing burrs.