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  1. #1
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    Default whats your favorite rasp?

    I'm finally down to my last fresh rasp and need to re-order a bunch.

    I've been really liking the Black Legend Heller rasp, the one with the coating, but haven't tried many others.

    It been a while since I've ordered, I buy by the carton and only trim my two every 2-4 weeks, so one rasp lasts me a good 3-4 months. I remember the last time I went to buy rasps I had a hard time finding the one I like, but like I said that was a while ago.

    What kind of rasp do you like and where do you get yours?

    Thanks.
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    Since I have drafties with rock-hard feet, I'm really liking the Save-Edge "The Beast" Good bite, very sharp and I get a few good trims out of 'em.

    Buy from: North Carolina Tool Co @ http://www.shop.nctoolco.com/categor...categoryId=143
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  3. #3
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    Belotta Classic.
    but like you i have not tried that many. i used to use hellers i think...
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    thanks! keep 'em coming.

    and while I'm here.... what do all of you do with your old rasps? I wind up chucking mine, don't know anyone to give them to.
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  5. #5
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    I had a Black Legend for a YEAR For my three that I trim probably every 3 weeks......

    I just replaced it (no, REALLY??? ) with a Bellota Top Sharp. Used it this morning and found it to not be as 'bite-y' at first as the other, so I could actually rasp without it catching on the hoof wall all the time. Both sides seemed really easy to get alot off with. About the same cost as the BL.

    ETA my neighbor is a metal welding sculpturer and she's going to teach me simple welding so I can make a blanket hanger rack from my old rasps....
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    cool thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Melelio View Post
    ETA my neighbor is a metal welding sculpturer and she's going to teach me simple welding so I can make a blanket hanger rack from my old rasps....
    neat! I can arc weld actually, what a neat idea!
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  7. #7
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    I've always used just the Save-Edge ones. I did have a Diamond once that I bought in a pinch, and it sucked big-time.

    I don't use a rasp much though. I get mostly there with nippers, and just use the rasp to smooth things out. Since I don't have a local farrier shop anymore, buying them mail-order is expensive.



  8. #8
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    Bellota Top Sharp. I get them from several places.



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    My 3 staples are Heller Legend white tang, (NOT the black coated with the red tang - those do not work for the feet we have here. I get about 2 trims out of them before they're dull as a butter knife), Save Edge, and Bellota Razor. The Razor works awesome for really dry, iron hard feet. Heller and Save Edge work great for wet, gummy feet. I keep all 3 in my bag so I have whatever the conditions dictate.

    Don't know what to do with the boxes and boxes and boxes of old rasps I have. I give them away as much as possible but still have a ton left over.



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    I picked up a Diamond one at the feed store - Yick. I'll have to try one of these others.



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    I like my free one from my farrier lol He's usually nice enough to give me his semi used one before its totally out of life.

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  12. #12
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    Belotta Top Sharp. and wear gloves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patty Stiller View Post
    Belotta Top Sharp. and wear gloves.
    Amen! Wear gloves!

    You will laugh but I wear a wrist guard (archery wrist protector) on my left wrist now. I'm so obnoxiously right handed and I have a tendency when I'm tired to hit my left wrist with the rasp. I have scars. Finally my poor husband, tired of a bleeding and sore wife, went out and bought me the archery guard and I love it!



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    A2...I may try the Razors. We've had a lot of rock hard dry feet this summer with this drought. My nippers (GE's) could hardly cut through them. The Top Sharps do OK but once they dull up a bit, I have to stop using them.



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