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Bridge Pin Hole Reamer

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Bridge Pin Hole Reamer 3-degree angle

3-degree angle

Item # 3227
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$65.65

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Bridge Pin Hole Reamer 5-degree angle

5-degree angle

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 Bridge Pin Hole Reamer, Set of 2

Bridge Pin Hole Reamer, Set of 2

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Bridge Pin Hole Reamer

About This Item

Accurate holes for a better fit! Our special wooden-handled steel reamers properly taper the holes for bridge pins or endpins.

These reamers are semi-fluted, to help keep the holes round, and are available in two sizes.

The 3-degree reamer tapers from approximately .312" to .150", with 3" cutting length, and is suitable for many bridge pins from Gibson and Gurian.

The 5-degree reamer tapers from approximately .312" to .135", with 2" cutting length. It works for our vintage-style pins, as well as modern Martin bridge pins.


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5.0

Precision Tools

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I tried a hardware store reamer which made octagonal holes. So I purchased the 3 and 5 degree reamers which produce round holes with the correct taper. My bridge pins fit perfectly. No danger of buzzes or rattles now. I also checked my references and discovered that they all used these reamers.

5.0

Cuts smooth

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Like other reviews. This is over-priced, but as for function: This performs great!

5.0

Bridge pin reamer

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I don't write a lot of reviews, but I discovered a couple of techniques which may be of some value to others, so here goes... first, this reamer was a little pricey. The five stars are for how well it works, not the price. That said... I read others' warnings about going too fast and finding out the hole is now oversized. I can't emphasize the importance of this enough. So try this - loosely place the reamer in the hole and start turning it, letting the presence and weight of the tool do the work. You may find you have to add a little force to it, but try this first and see if it works. I did this on a bridge re-glue and it worked well, without using any force at all. Second, if you find out that you've gone a little too far, and you should be checking the fit OFTEN, wet a Q-tip and run it into the hole a couple of times. The wood will absorb a little moisture and swell - when it dries, you might have regained a snug fit. I did. Pretty lengthy review for the first time!

5.0

Bridge Reamer

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They're just like a woman. Expensive
but you need them.....However you don't have to take a bridge pin reamer out for an expensive dinner on Valentine's Day....JCM

5.0

Very helpful tool

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I needed this to get my bridgepins to fit perfectly on a replacement bridge. It seems there was some small variance in the diameter of the bridge holes which left some of the pins higher than others. Couldn't do the job right without this tool. Be careful though, the reamer is very, very sharp and you can easily ream out too much wood or cut yourself.

5.0

A Small Word of Caution

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Bought this tool so that I could use the 5 degree bone pins on my '78 12 string that had seen too many string changes. I can't really add much new to the other reviews - they are all telling the truth - except one caution: a little reaming goes a long way. No more than a quarter turn at a time. I almost blew it on the first pin hole!

5.0

Essential Tools!

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Great quality! Couldn't do with out this reamer!

5.0

Proper tool for the job.

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Decided to properly fit the bridge pins on my Martin myself rather that hiring it done. Used it on 3 guitars so far. High quality. May be a tad expensive for a one time use, but in my case it has more than paid for itself. Great pleasure in servicing my own instruments. Excellent service from Stewmac.

5.0

Makes a Perfect fit for Bridge Pins

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Due to the price, I debated about buying this tool for quite a while before buying it. Now that I have it and the bridge pins fit perfectly, I do recommend having one.

4.0

Pricey, but does the job.

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Does your Martin guitar have bridge pins that sit a mile in the air? Then you need this tool to finish the job that Martin didn't. It's not cheap, but it does the job perfectly, and that's worth a lot. I used this tool along with Stew-Mac's slotting saws to slot the bridge and install Stew-Mac ebony bridge pins in my Martin D-18V.

After seeing my guitar, all my jamming buddies want me to do their guitars, too.

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