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?
Ask yourself: "Can I do anything about this?"
If you can, do it. If you can't... then you can't and leave it at that. Worrying achieves nothing but stress.
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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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.
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!
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.