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5th String Peghole Reamer

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5th String Peghole Reamer

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5th String Peghole Reamer

About This Item

The right tool for correctly tapering a 5th string peghole in a new neck, or for enlarging a standard 5th string peghole to fit a new geared 5th peg.

We've supplied our specially modified reamer to banjo makers for over 30 years. This fluted reamer has a 6-degree taper, from 1/2" to 21/64" (12.70mm to 8.33mm).

Hardened steel.


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Setting up a banjo's 5th string: nut, capos and peg

Todd Sams shows how he sets up a banjo 5th string using railroad spikes, a block of wood, and a camless clamp.

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3.0

Shoemaker

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Low grade, cutdown import. Scrapes more than cuts.
Not up to Stewart-MacDonald"s usual high standards.

5.0

Just What I Needed

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Verified Buyer


Our customer complained her 5th string was not staying in tune. It was a non-geared tuner and the hole was worn out causing the tuner to not fit tightly. We replaced the tuner with a Grover geared tuner and this reamer did a perfect job of sizing the hole properly for the new tuner. The banjo is making a comeback and I'm sure we'll have other customers who want to upgrade their 5th string tuner.

4.0

Good tool

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Verified Buyer


I bought this to enlarge the holes for my Jazzmaster body to fit a Mastery bridge as they were originally too small for the thimbles. While it helped initally, in the end I enlarged the hole by hand with sandpaper and drill bit, as I didn't want the holes tapered the entire way. It's a good tool, just not exactly the right one for what I needed to do.

5.0

No Guess work!

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as stated in the stew mac add for this reamer, there is no guess work. the perfect hole every time!!!

5.0

Reamer

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Great time saver. Much easier than trying to taper a hole with a Dremel tool'

5.0

brilliant

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Perfect little tool. Use it as it is or knock out that crossbar and put it in a cordless drill for superfast reaming.

5.0

peghole reamer

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excellent item makes fitting 5th tuner a piece of cake cheers bill

5.0

reamer

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A great little tool. Makes setting
the fith peg simple. A must to have
if you are going to work on five string banjos.

5.0

Specific

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This is a great tool that does one thing and does it well - ream the hole for a geared 5th string tuner on a banjo. No, I don't use it everyday, but when that repair comes up and can get it done quickly and easily. If you ever get banjo repairs in your shop you need one of these.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 90 See 5th String Peghole Reamer
on page 90 of our StewMac Digital Catalog