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Peghole Reamers

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Peghole Reamers Standard

Standard

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$57.84

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Peghole Reamers Large

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Peghole Reamers

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These professional luthier’s reamers aren’t like hardware store versions. One side of our Peghole Reamers is round and smooth. This keeps the reamer centered so the hole stays truly round—essential for tuning pegs!

  • Easy to use
  • Smooth control, no chatter
  • Perfectly round holes

Standard Reamer is most often used for installing guitar tuners, enlarging holes in pickguards and lots of other tasks. The 2-degree taper matches the tuning pegs on full-size violins, violas, banjos and dulcimers.
2-degree Taper: from .200" to .375" (5mm to 9.5mm)
Cutting Length: 5.63" (143mm)

Large Reamer fits double-bass and cello tuning pegs. This big reamer comes in very handy for lots of jobs in the shop.
2-degree Taper: from .312" to .625" (7.92mm to 15.88mm)
Cutting Length: 7.88" (200.15mm)

Made of quality high-speed steel with hollow-ground cutting edges and comfortable wooden handles.

For bridge pins and endpins, see our Bridge Pin Hole Reamers.


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4.0

Key tool, high cost.

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This is a key tool for completing a guitar. Cleans out peg holes, extra paint, gunk, etc. it will slightly open a hole too. I have yet to get a burr. It does not chatter. This is one tool you will use often, and will be pleased with the result every time. But the cost is exceptionally high, and the only reason it gets a 4 instead of a 5.

5.0

QualitT impeccable 

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Wow! quel outil indispensable. Dommage qu'il soit si cher, mais c'est vraiment un outil professionnel. Emmener en des guitares LOL je n'ai plus aucun problFme pour alTser des trous de clTs sans endommager le manche.

5.0

Peghole reamer just the thing to fit Golden Age bushings to vintage Gibson mandolin

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The original bushings in my 1920 Gibson A3 mandolin were tapered and went into cylindrical holes. The new Golden Age bushings are cylindrical and larger, so they won't enter the old holes. Use it carefully from the front of the peghead and the peghole reamer opens up the holes just enough and leaves a gentle taper so the new bushings go in with a secure press fit.

5.0

Excellent!

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I needed to enlarge some tuner holes on a build. I first used sandpaper wrapped around a pen. Didn't work too well. I caved and bought this. It's expensive but worked like a charm. Perfect round holes. You need to go gently and check your fit often. It takes material off quickly.

5.0

Works as Advertised

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Very precise reamer. A bit pricey but does the job.

5.0

Excellent tool for the job

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I decided to change the friction tuners on an old tenor banjo. This reamer made the task very easy. I had never replaced tuning pegs before and I found this tool made doing so easy.

4.0

Nearly Perfect!!!

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Love this tool, it cuts super cleanly and is razor sharp. Perfect for ukulele tuners! My only complaint (and this is minor) is that I would like a bit more shank length between the handle and the top of the cutting blade - it's a bit cramped at the top for those of us with large hands and I end up cutting my fingers now and then.

5.0

Necessary precision

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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.

5.0

Very helpful

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

5.0

Standard Reamer

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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.

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