Although a hand stitched rasp makes for a more effective cut and finish compared with the machine made ones, as it has irregularly placed teeth, this also makes them much more expensive and less of an entry-level tool for beginners (they usually cost over £100). For a beginner, a four-in-hand farrier’s rasp is the best value for money. You can purchase these for less than £10 on eBay or a similar site.
🇬🇧We purchased this rasp from eBay for £2.80 with free delivery.* 🇺🇸If you are ordering from the US, we recommend this one from Amazon. Please note Paul has not purchased this, however it seems to fit his recommended criteria.
*Prices correct as of December 2017