Peghole Reamers

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Unlike hardware store reamers, these professional luthier's reamers are semi-fluted to help keep the hole round. They're made of quality hollow-ground high speed steel with durable wooden handles.

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Peghole Reamers Standard


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Peghole Reamers Large


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Unlike hardware store reamers, these professional luthier's reamers are semi-fluted to help keep the hole round. They're made of quality hollow-ground high speed steel with durable wooden handles.

Two sizes are available, with the correct 2-degree taper for accurately fitting pegs in violins, violas, guitars, cellos and other stringed instruments.

Standard reamer tapers from .200" (5.08mm) to .375" (9.52mm), with 5.63" (143mm) cutting length. For full-size violins, violas and flamenco guitars. Also for banjos and dulcimers with wooden tuning pegs.

Large reamer tapers from .312" (7.92mm) to .625" (15.88mm), with 7.88" (200.15mm) cutting length. For guitars and cellos.

TIP: Bridge Pin Hole Reamers are available for fitting guitar bridge pins and endpins accurately.

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Peghole Reamers

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Necessary precision

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

I purchased the standard reamer as I could not find a general tool which could do the job to the necessary accuracy. I also couldn't be sure more precise tools, not specifically for luthier use, were right for this specific application. This tool is right for the job. My preferred tuners are Grover Sta-tite 18:1 and the bushes need an accurately tapered hole to ensure a secure fit. Conversely if the hole is too tight the bush could split the headstock. Whilst expensive in absolute terms in comparison to similar items from other suppliers these are reasonably priced and therefore cost effective.

Very helpful

By MoorMusic from Switzerland
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 13, 2012

I used to work with normal reamers so I know how great those are. You really get a nice, clean, round hole with these.

Standard Reamer

By C. Nyal de Kaye from Emu Plains, NSW Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, December 18, 2011

I found this tool to be easy to use (never having used one before) and happily it worked perfectly in fitting tuners. All five worked perfectly.

Essential Tools!

By Wilmer Gingerich from Jamesport MO
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 17, 2011

I have no idea how you could do without these and do a quality job.

Got it, love it

By MoorMusic from Switzerland
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This baby really makes a difference! No more wobbly edged holes. It does exactly what it's supposed to do.

Good tool.

By Dean Robinson from Atlanta
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 08, 2011

This reamer does a fine job and makes consistently tight fits on the Stew-Mac violin pegs. It is easy to use and I recommend it!


(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 08, 2011

I do repairments on ouds,saz,greek bouzoukis,laouto,and many other Greek-Turkish-Midle Eastern instruments.This is Ideal for the pegholes...Great Job Guys

Very sharp and effective

By Tim R from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 09, 2011

These made it a breeze to install my Gotoh tuners on my Stratocopy guitar. They require very little effort and are extremely sharp. A bit pricey but they make the job quick and easy.

replacement for lost tool

By J D LaBash from Austintown, OH
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I used a violin/viola and cello size reamers with matching peg shapers for many years to fit friction pegs on lutes and fiddles, but mostly to enlarge peg holes for bushings and to fill holes for re-drilling.

I could not justify the cost of the matching peg shaper, so I cannot comment on fitting friction pegs or tapered dowels.

The reamer is certainly as fine quality as the one I purchased from a violin maker's supply over 30 years ago. It cut smoothly and evenly with no interference from residual filling dowel or lacquer drips after re-drilling and refinishing the face of an old mandolin with non-standard spacing. The handle was not quite the "work of art" of my old German-Made one, but was completely functional and comfortable.

Reamed to perfection

By S Jericho Custom Instruments from Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 30, 2010

Well made. Sharp Effective. Perfect taper, and no tear out. Even on flamed Red gum. Highly recommended.

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