Bridge Pin Hole Reamer

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

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Bridge Pin Hole Reamer 3-degree angle

3-degree angle

Item # 3227
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Bridge Pin Hole Reamer 5-degree angle

5-degree angle

Item # 3229
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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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Bridge Pin Hole Reamer

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Not what you would expect

By JD's Repair from Hillsboro, OR
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 03, 2014

Purchased both the 3 and 5 degree after reading the other reviews. I used the 3 on two different guitars mostly for cleanup. My customer furnished a new undrilled bridge assembly for his mid 60's USA made Epiphone, the customer requested 5 degree pins to keep it as close to original spec as possible. I pre drilled the pin holes and inserted the reamer to finish the sizing. Gave the handle about two turns and the reamer handle just spun on the shaft. When I pulled up on the handle it came off the shaft, leaving the shaft stuck in the hole. I found that the pin in the handle was 1/8" above where the shaft sat in the hole. I had to remove the handle pin, clean the glue from the hole, insert the reamer into the handle then reset the pin. After the brand new tool was repaired it worked flawlessly.

Bang for the buck

By Chris R from Qu+¬bec, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, February 07, 2014

These puppies had to go through 20ga 304 stainless over 1/4" of their length, still sharp & did an amazing job. Better than any reamer I would have gotten at a normal metal working tool supplier.

A good  value

By ap from Mississippi
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 17, 2013

These reamers are very well made, cut wood and nonferrous metals for years of normal use, and keep the holes round. Check out prices for taper reamers at industrial supply stores for an idea of what quality cutting tools cost. Go slow, they're sharp.

Expensive, but you only need one

By StevieB from Essex, England
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 25, 2013

Thought long and hard before buying one of these. There are cheaper options out there but to my mind they are no where near as good. This does what it says it does and it does it very well. You might not use it every day but when you do need it you know it will do what you want it to. Highly recommended piece of kit.

Expensive but good

By Richard Turner from Old Tupton U.K.
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I expect speciality tools to be expensive after all Joe Bloggs is not likely to require one of these! Its a top quality tool designed to do one specific task which it does very well indeed

Bridge Pin Reamer

By Griggles from Calgary
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 08, 2012

Simple but quality tool. I have searched for a tapered reamer for a while and found the taper was loose. This reamer is a tight 5 degrees but you have to practice a bit to get the feel of this sharp tool.

5 degree pin hole reamer

By GavinB from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 11, 2012

I have the 5 degree reamer, works great for my guitars, a nice tight fit.

bridge pin reamer

By andylfingers from Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 06, 2012

just about to purchase these but a tip for users. put some masking tape around the reamer to act as a measuring marker. this will enable you to control how far down the reamer goes into the hole and definitely stops you going too far. just move the tape in very small increments till you get to the correct depth. once you have done this for one pin then you can use that position of the tape for all the others knowing they will be the same. to be even safer do this on a separate piece of wood then you will be set and accurate.

Precision Tools

By James Murphy from Plymouth England
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, August 07, 2012

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.

Cuts smooth

By Middleton Guitars from Southern California
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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

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