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Forum topic by Blackfin29 posted 01-11-2020 03:04 PM 1506 views 1 time favorited 43 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Blackfin29

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01-11-2020 03:04 PM

Am I alone is believing that the Shinto Rasp is probably one of the top 10 tools every woodworker should own??

Blasphemy?? I mean the thing has a cool name. Very nice traditional look with the nice deep red handle. BUT it’s a darn cluster of hacksaw blades.

So I’m saying I’m just torn between absolutely loving the tool, yet sometimes feel it’s such a hack tool being a cluster of hacksaw blades :-)

Most importantly the thing works, and has bailed me out on more than a few occasions. Particularly when fabricating odd shaped templates out of an annoying material like High Density Fiberboard.

What say everyone else about the Shinto?????

Lou


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#1 posted 01-11-2020 03:16 PM

I don’t own one…yet. Its been on my list of tools I’m very interested in but couldn’t quite figure out if it was something I actually needed vs just wanted really bad so told myself i needed it. I’ve spent a boat load on the latter and have quit listening to that part of my brain because it gets expensive.

I’m interested to see what others have to say about it.

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#2 posted 01-11-2020 03:35 PM

Well this guy likes it… I like Paul S. He clearly felt like I did about it’s “Appearance” being somewhat crude, yet it works so dam well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK17mwJM0sE

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#3 posted 01-11-2020 03:42 PM

I have one, and you are correct, it works. I don’t use it much now but on one project that required so shaping of some parts, it was my hero tool. I never cared what a tool looks like or is made from,,,, if it works… fine by me.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 01-11-2020 05:11 PM

I use mine all of the time. It can really hog wood off when you need it, and best of all, it is cheap compared to hand stitched rasps.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#5 posted 01-11-2020 05:17 PM

On my list of stuff I want but dont necessarily need. Plus a number of other japanese wood files.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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#6 posted 01-11-2020 05:38 PM



Well this guy likes it… I like Paul S. He clearly felt like I did about it s “Appearance” being somewhat crude, yet it works so dam well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK17mwJM0sE

- Blackfin29

Somehow I hadn’t seen that Paul S video yet. I’m pretty sure when he gets excited about a tool you can call it a good tool. Now I just have to find a project that needs shaping so i have a reason to buy one. For looks I could say the same thing about my Japanese hand saws. They aren’t all that pretty or sophisticated but for me they work wonderfully.

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#7 posted 01-11-2020 05:58 PM

It’s one of those tools I’ve been pondering whether to buy. After reading this thread seems it might move up higher on my list.

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#8 posted 01-11-2020 06:10 PM

If you haven’t then buy it already!
I wish I had bought mine a long time ago. It excels at what it does and it is not expensive and has both fine and course cutting teeth and it eats up wood (in a good way). If you do any shaping by hand then this will get you 90% of the way there in no time.
Jon

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#9 posted 01-11-2020 07:15 PM

Interesting. When I bought some Iwasaki wood files the clerk tried to convince me the Shinto rash was better. Except he had never used an Iwasaki wood file. Might have to give the Shinto a try.

-- Eric

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#10 posted 01-11-2020 07:40 PM


For looks I could say the same thing about my Japanese hand saws. They aren t all that pretty or sophisticated but for me they work wonderfully.

- sansoo22

That is SO true… again, I love me a Veritas saw with ornate handle, but dam these Japanese saws are just so darn effective!!!

Yes I’m actually about to order the PLANE version of Shinto… I like the handle, and love the tool.

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#11 posted 01-11-2020 09:00 PM

dammit lou between you and paul s i think youve sold me on one.ive looked at them in the past but never thought of them as a serious tool,but as i get more and more into maloof style furniture i think it’s gonna be a great help in shaping.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#12 posted 01-11-2020 09:08 PM



dammit lou between you and paul s i think youve sold me on one.ive looked at them in the past but never thought of them as a serious tool,but as i get more and more into maloof style furniture i think it s gonna be a great help in shaping.

- pottz


PS- i just ordered one on amazon,i got a maloof style high back stool coming up so i cant wait to test drive it.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#13 posted 01-11-2020 10:05 PM

no Lou – you are definitely not alone !!

anyone that works with wood, fiberglass, HDU, soft metals, etc will
eventually accumulate a vast assortment of files and rasps.
I have two more blades for the Shinto but can’t find them at the moment.
yes, it is a very useful tool to have around any shop. no matter what the profession.

.

-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --

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Blackfin29

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#14 posted 01-11-2020 11:23 PM



dammit lou between you and paul s i think youve sold me on one.ive looked at them in the past but never thought of them as a serious tool,but as i get more and more into maloof style furniture i think it s gonna be a great help in shaping.

- pottz

That’s great!!! enjoy my friend….

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pottz

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#15 posted 01-11-2020 11:47 PM


dammit lou between you and paul s i think youve sold me on one.ive looked at them in the past but never thought of them as a serious tool,but as i get more and more into maloof style furniture i think it s gonna be a great help in shaping.

- pottz

That s great!!! enjoy my friend….

- Blackfin29


hey if i dont can i send you the bill ?-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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