Nicholson 49 second cut, 50 smooth cut cabinet rasps
Nicholson Nicholson
  • Nicholson 49 second cut, 50 smooth cut cabinet rasps

Nicholson Cabinet Rasps

#49 Second Cut, narrow pattern (rasp) half round and tapered. This is a high quality, woodworker, cabinetmaker's wood rasp. It has a narrow pattern and cut edges. Leaves a relatively smooth finish but is rougher than the #50.

#50 Smooth, narrow pattern (rasp) half round and tapered. This is a high quality, woodworker, cabinetmaker's wood rasp. It has a narrow pattern and cut edges. Leaves a relatively smooth finish. Often used after #49. Both rasps are made by Nicholson.

Designed for use with Size 1 Nicholson wooden handles.

 
IN STOCK - Available for pickup  
$39.99 / ea
qty.   
$39.99
$39.99
$43.99
$43.99
 The item was added to your wishlist.
 The item was added to your shop cart.
Tech Spec Product Info User Generated Content
BRAND: Nicholson
Type: Files and Rasps
4.5 33

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Nicholson Cabinet Rasps
 
4.5

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (30)
  • Well built / quality (16)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Sturdy case (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Small projects (19)
  • Large projects (15)
  • Home repair (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (17), Professional (12)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (21), Business (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A must-have tool

If you've never used a patternmakers rasp, then run, do not walk to get one. This site consistently has the best prices on this item and you should not be without this tool. ...Read complete review

If you've never used a patternmakers rasp, then run, do not walk to get one. This site consistently has the best prices on this item and you should not be without this tool.
You can spend a small fortune getting a "hand cut" rasp, but unless you are a novelty tool collector there is no reason to go elsewhere.
The (mostly) random location of the cutting teeth is the key to controlling this tool--it won't pull itself into or away from the work, but allows you to guide it where YOU want.
Get the #49 and the #50. You won't be sorry.
Like all files and rasps, should be used with a handle, cleaned properly and stored not in contact with other cutting edges.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Declining Quality?

I use these for roughing in sculpted table legs or chair arms. The first file I received had a definite ridge down one side that made it unusable. When the replacement arrived it had...Read complete review

I use these for roughing in sculpted table legs or chair arms. The first file I received had a definite ridge down one side that made it unusable. When the replacement arrived it had a more subtle occurrence of the same problem. I was able to fettle it into a usable condition but have not had this problem with others. If this is an indication of a slip in QA for Nicholson, it will be a lot easier to add another $10 or $15 and move up to an Auriou or a Dragon.

Reviewed by 33 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Good tool at the right price.

By Barry

from Sc

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Projects

      Comments about Nicholson Cabinet Rasps:

      Works great on shaping gun stocks.

       
      3.0

      Some good. Some bad

      By Kenny

      from Medway, Ohio

      About Me Professional

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Effective
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

        • Small Projects

        Comments about Nicholson Cabinet Rasps:

        I have a #49 Nicholson rasp a few years old, made in Brazil. It works fine.

        I recently bought another for a spare thinking it might be sharper being new.
        Also made in Brazil. The teeth don't go out to the edge and the edge don't cut either.

        When I run my thumb against the grain the new one is almost smooth feeling compared to my old one.

        If you don't know how it should perform I don't know how to advise.

        I think some are good and some are bad.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
         
        5.0

        great wood rasp

        By DAVID J

        from GRASS VALLEY, CA

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Strong
        • Versatile
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Projects
          • Small Projects

          Comments about Nicholson Cabinet Rasps:

          I built small boats and a good rasp plays an important part in numerous aspects of construction. This rasp is priced right top quality.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Truly a "RASP" as a wood rasp should be!

          By Ron G.

          from Roxboro, NC

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cuts Wood Well
          • Sturdy
          • True Rasp
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Needs Protective Covering

          Best Uses

          • Gun Stocks-roughing

          Comments about Nicholson Cabinet Rasps:

          I'm in Gunsmithing school and use a few different starter rasp such as a 'Farrier Horse Hoof rasp'. When getting to the shorter and tighter areas requires the No. 49 for perfect use.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
           
          5.0

          Great rasp!

          By Christy

          from Champaign, IL

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Strong
          • Versatile
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Small Projects

            Comments about Nicholson Cabinet Rasps:

            I bought this rasp as a gift for my husband after he took a longbow making class. You had the best price online for the Nicholson #50 rasp that he wanted and he has already started making a second bow. Thanks so much for a great product!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            This is the cadillac of rasps

            By Andy

            from Daleville, Alabama

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Small Projects

              Comments about Nicholson Cabinet Rasps:

              I've been just getting by with a generic rasp that was made in china. It was so slow that I'd switch to using sandpaper before going back to that cheap rasp.
              Finally bit the bullet and got the nicholson rasp after seeing videos of it being used and the apparent ease of wood removal.
              Gets rid of excess wood fast and is a fine enough cut that you won't spend as much time sanding gouges out of the wood.
              My favorite woodworking tool now!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              3.0

              Bought 2, one good, one not

              By GERALDZ

              from KANSAS CITY, MO

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Works Effectively

              Cons

              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nicholson Cabinet Rasps:

                Bought 2 of these. One was great. The other looked like a factory second. The edges on that rasp were wavy and not cut correctly. I cannot use the edges of that rasp for anything. The flat and round faces were ok. Due to restocking fee and return postage I just decided to keep it. Price was cheaper than anywhere else by a good margin.

                Overall if you get a good one it is an excellent rasp.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                a fine cutting tool

                By Fred

                from blue bell , pa.

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nicholson Cabinet Rasps:

                    I purchased #49 and #50 to use on my next flintlock project. The files remove wood very quickly and are easy to control.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                     
                    5.0

                    Great Quality Rasps - Best Online Price!

                    By Pipe Maker

                    from Rockford, IL

                    About Me Beginner

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Best Online Price
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong
                    • Sturdy case
                    • Versatile
                    • Works Effectively

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Small Projects

                      Comments about Nicholson Cabinet Rasps:

                      I'm just getting into tobacco pipe making. Its a must have. Can't beat Jamestown Distributor price!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Best rasp out there

                      By MSG O

                      from Idaho Falls, ID

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Strong
                      • Versatile
                      • Works Effectively

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Repair
                        • Large Projects
                        • Small Projects

                        Comments about Nicholson Cabinet Rasps:

                        This is one of the most versatile tools in your box. If you are making furniture or doing any kind of wood joinery, you must have one of these!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        Displaying reviews 1-10

                        Back to top

                        Previous | Next »

                        Related Items:
                        JD on Facebook Live Tech Support Jamestown Forum Free Catalog