What is a surform tool?
|A surform tool is a manually operated device that can shave thin strips of material away, in order to form and shape a surface area on a workpiece. It is a versatile tool that can complete the type of work done with conventional files, rasps, planes, draw knives and spoke shaves, due to its unique cutting blade.|
|The blade is made of steel and is designed with holes punched through it, with the rim of each hole sharpened to form a cutting edge. The blade is connected to a handle or a moulded body which the user holds on to when working with the tool.|
|A surform tool is a light-to-medium-duty tool and is commonly used for woodworking. However, it can also be used on a range of other materials, such as plastic, soft metals and laminates.|
|A surform tool works like a cheese grater, by shaving thin bits of material away from a workpiece.|
|There are different types available, with various styles of blade and handle, including surform files, surform planes and a surform shavers.|
|A surform tool is also called a multi-rasp by some manufacturers.|