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Rear Peghole Reamer

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Rear Peghole Reamer

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Rear Peghole Reamer

About This Item

Counterbores the back of a 5/16"-diameter peghole to fit a Grover, Schaller or Gotoh sealed gear housing.

For Grover, Schaller and Gotoh sealed tuners!
Here's a tip from our luthier friend Bryan Galloup: Grover, Schaller and Gotoh tuners with threaded bushings should be installed in counterbored pegholes. A snug 5/16" diameter at the top of the hole stops the bushing from leaning under string pull, thus helping to protect the lacquer finish around the bushing washers. At Bryan's suggestion, we developed this special slow-speed steel reamer that accurately counterbores the bottom of the peghole to fit the gear housing.

The reamer has a .310"-diameter (7.87mm) pilot and two flutes that cut a .397"-diameter (10.08mm) counterbore in a 5/16"-diameter (7.94mm) peghole. When the reamer's piloted end is flush with the face of the peghead, the correct counterbore depth has been reamed.


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5.0
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5.0

Aces!! This Reamer is Great!!

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This was absolutely perfect for my 97' Les Paul Classic!! I Now have Other Friends who want me to drill their Les Pauls and other vintage instruments for upgrading Tuners...Not Sure why Gibson doesn't drill all their headstocks the same, but this reamer is Amazing!!!

4.0

Slightly large hole for 510 tuners

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The hole was slightly large for medium 510 tuners. This reamer is .397" versus .393" for another reamer on the SMc website. I selected this one for the correct 5/16ths pilot. I painted the hole with super glue to give a nice snug fit. Provided good clean cut with little chip out.

5.0

This is the right tool for the job

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I bought tuners from another website only to find out my pegholes weren't sized properly. A bit of research suggested this was the best product on the market for this problem. While skeptical, I chucked it up into my drill, clamped a board to the front of the headstock, drilled through very slowly. No chips, No fuss, No mess. The whole process took 15 minutes, and the end results fit like a glove. Buy this.

5.0

rear peghole reamer

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this works like a charm. made my new Grover locking tuner install a breeze. I just marked the depth I needed with some tape on the reamer and I was finished in about 10 min. worth the cash imo.

5.0

Joy to use

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An excellent little piece of kit. Fast, easy to use and a nice clean cut.

5.0

Works great!

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I used this reamer in my drill press on the lowest speed. It worked great! It automatically reams the correct depth. Just send it through until it stops. Easy!

5.0

Worth every dollar and much more

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This reamer is amazing, it's the most accurate tool for the job. Haven't slept for a few days knowing that I have to drill the headstock of a new Les Paul custom shop to fit Grovers... all those stories about cracked headstocks... a nightmare!!!
Finally the reamer arrived and in 2 minutes - JOB DONE!!!
The tuners fit perfectly in the holes!!! Thank you Stewmac!!!!
Gonna have a good night sleep today!!!

5.0

Awesome!

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This is truly an excellent tool - very high quality and worked perfectly to help me change my stock tuners out to Grovers on my Les Paul Classic.

5.0

Well worth it!

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I hesitated before I bought this because of the price, but once I tried it I really liked it and now seriously recommend it. What used to be a tedious task has now become a breeze. Very accurate and easy to use.

5.0

Can I give this 6 stars?

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This reamer is the perfect tool for upgrading an older guitar to a newer set of tuners. I used this bit on a very old Squier Strat. As mentioned by some other reviewers, use this bit slowly and you will have no problems at all with chips and tears. I used a small piece of scrap oak on the face of the peghead and used a cordless drill. Very slowly and smoothly, this bit cut out the perfectly sized holes for new tuners. When the bit hit the scrap wood on the other side, it stops cutting. This bit is an absolute must for ANYONE who does upgrades to older, less expensive guitars. Great job, StewMac! This item is a true winner!

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