New Rasp and reworked mill tooth plane

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    ray steele Administrator

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    Last week I brought in a case of Hoof Rasps "Silver Bullets", these are supposed to go up against the Save Edge quality,
    Ray being Ray, I decided to see if use one of my tests.............when I was an exclusive Save Edge user those things would cut my hands if I wasn t carefull, my hands are no where near as calloused as they used to be .... so I decided that these new Silver Bullets " should cut my delicate pinkies also.

    They did not cut even after full bore pressure on the thumb. Quality control in me said take out a new Save Edge and cut yourself..... I did and it didn t ! Putting full pressure against my thumbs on a rasp , same time ,each thumb, no cuts,no blood. So for a buck less each they appear to match,

    I m expecting the I Plane this week, this is a mill tooth like the Pferd, the originals that I had at the Summit last year were very good, cept, the broke when dropped , the factory has made another batch using a different tempering . Hopefully the sharpness and longevity will be able to be preserved. I ve used a couple of the originals over the past month and have been very satisfied. They will trade for $52.00 each.

    Ray
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    Bill Adams Active Member

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    Ray, dose any outfit other than save edge make a rasp in the 'Beast" size.
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    ray steele Administrator

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    Bill,

    Save Edge is the only manufacturer of a "Beast" (xtra wide) rasp that I know of.

    Ray
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    david a hall Moderator

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    Interestingly Ray I just bought some draggon rasps the other day, they are Save Edge ringers also, they are okay but not great. I expect they are from the same factory, were they in a blue box?
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    chris bunting Well-Known Member

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    silver bullets , are they not Portugese ?
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    ray steele Administrator

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    David,

    where are the Dragons made? any good? I know of a Asian company that sent me some to try,the Dragon name makes me wonder if these are of the same, but that is off the top of my head.
    I had them honed here but they still didn t pass muster,

    Chris,
    These Silver Bullets are made in Portugal, they could well be from the same manufacturer, we had them honed here ,which to me gave them the feel of the Save Edge that I just got in within days of each other. Again I ve not pushed a Save Edge in years but tomorrow I try them both.
    Unfortunately, I ve been so spoiledby the mill tooth design , I m not sure if I ll be comparing rasp to rasp, vs rasps to mill tooth.

    Ray
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    david a hall Moderator

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    Asia rings a bell with me too, unfortunatly I burnt the box!
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    Whats all thoughts about the best finishing rasp out there?
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    ray steele Administrator

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    6/6 mill tooth I plane

    ray
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    david a hall Moderator

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    We use Save Edge John, Buy them from NWT and there a good price to. I think a mate of mine uses simonds but I might be wrong on that.
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    chris bunting Well-Known Member

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    magicut , the only thing its any good for , takes a lot of practice though
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    chris bunting Well-Known Member

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    FYI the makers of silver bullet also make a 17" and 8" horse shoeing rasp they are are about an hours drive from Lisboa . Tomefeteira Ray
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    smitty88 Well-Known Member

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    any pics of this rasp finish Ray,anybody
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    ray steele Administrator

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    I ll try to get a picture up in the next couple of days, i.e., if Mrs Steele will help me out with the computer stuff.


    Ray
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    ray steele Administrator

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    Thanks for that

    Ray
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    FYI,

    new P planes arrived today.
    1st test was to see if they would sustian a 2 foot drop with a handle in place, handle 1st, non handled end 1st and a straight drop , handle and end hitting at approx. the same time. This is what made the 1st batch production stop last Feb.. I didn t go 2 feet ,I went 3 feet and it passed,
    At 5 feet it did not survive the 3rd test level. So if you use these P Planes, don t drop them from more than 2 feet. Matter of fact , don t drop them! Fact is, if you want sharp and light, then it must be hard

    Come Wednesday I ll test them as to cut and performance.

    I ve used several of the originals and they are very good, should be a good tool for a Hoof Plane quality at a $52.00 price range vs the $63.00 Pferd.

    Ray

    Ray
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    Justin Decker Active Member

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    Bellota raptor been using them for 2 years

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    Bill Adams Active Member

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    Justin,
    Isn't that rasp just 14"?
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    ray steele Administrator

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    The Silver Bullets, Made in Portugal, honed in USA, performed well in comparison to the Save Edge ,I believe that I could get 10 horses from them, which is all I ever asked for from any rasp.

    Friday the new P Plane

    Ray
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    chris bunting Well-Known Member

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    which colour compound are you honing them with Ray ?

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