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Endpin Jack Reamer

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This machined steel 2-step reamer is made specifically for enlarging a guitar endpin hole to accept a 15/32" or 1/2"-diameter endpin jack.

It won't chip the finish, and it's semi-fluted to help keep the hole round.

The 3/8" shank can be chucked in a hand drill for slow reaming. The upper 1" cutting length is 1/2" diameter; the 1" center section is 15/32" diameter, and the lower 2-5/8" section has a standard 5-degree endpin taper to 1/4".


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Installing an endpin jack

Ever have trouble installing an endpin jack? Did you chip the guitar's finish, or drill the hole out-of-square? Did you goof up on a customer's guitar? You'll want to read this week's Trade Secret from Dan Erlewine.

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5.0

The very best tool for the job.

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I wanted to put a Baggs M80 soundhole pickup in one of my favorite acoustic guitars. To do that, I had to enlarge the endpin hole to one-half inch. I wanted to do that job myself, but I didn't want to chip the finish or wind up with an oval hole. The Stew Mac endpin reamer was perfect for the job. Because of its long taper, it is self-aligning. I put the reamer in my drill, set the drill on it's low speed range, and just took my time. I stopped often to clean out the flutes of the reamer and the result was flawless.

5.0

Pretty great!

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I used it to install K&K Pure pickups in two guitars and it was excellent. Be careful to go slowly, and keep the bit perpendicular to the guitar. I had to make a few adjustments to the first hole I drilled, but it all turned out fine in the end.

5.0

Stewmac's Finest Tool

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This is the best thing I ever bought from Stewmac.
It prevents the possibility of serious damage to the instrument and works perfectly, gives you the ability to size the hole precisely for the jack.
Well worth the price!

Stephen Neal, luthier for 45 years

5.0

First time with confidence.

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I purchased a L. R. Baggs "Lyric" to install into my Martin, Eric Clapton, 000-EC. I discovered the necessity of changing the endpin diameter. I always look to Stew Mac for assistance with any guitar related project. Sure enough not only was a specific tool available but instructions on how best to use it. Yes the price is high but when I received it and saw the quality I felt better. When I picked up one of favorite guitars and used it then I really didn't have any complaints as my Martin had been reamed without any damage! Thanks Dan for another awesome solution to an project problem. (By the way, the end result sounds fantastic!)

5.0

Many other use besides endpin jacks

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If you need a reamer for fitting endpins or endpin jacks, this is it. It may seem expensive for a reamer, but I was using a repairman's reamer before this and that reamer cuts very wild/jagged holes because the cutter would dig in so deep. The semi fluted design means this reamer will cut wood very well... You can also use it for enlarging tuner holes to fit those 10mm tuners, or even use it to enlarge holes on the guitar body to accept CTS pots... Like others have said a hole or a flat on the shank would be nice, because this reamer cuts very fast, so if you aren't doing just endpin jacks it's very easy to make the hole too large.

4.0

The ONLY tool that works.

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I didn't want to damage the finish of my baby, a Guild D-40, and experimented with other tools and found nothing that wouldn't cause some damage around the edge of an endpin hole. Reluctantly, I ponied up the price for this exhorbantly costly drill bit as a last resort.

It works. What else can I say? A nice, clean, smooth hole with absolutely no damage to the finish of my baby. If it wasn't so expensive I'd give it 5 stars, but it is worth the price anyway.

5.0

Works Perfectly

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Like the other reviews: It seems like a lot of money, but the results you get and the piece of mind knowing that there won't be any kind of damage around the the hole is great!

5.0

what a great piece of kit!

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I've only just replaced one of these that I've for something like 20 years. it made a vast number of holes in various instruments and served me brilliantly. it was a great pleasure to get a brand new one after all these years and find that it's exactly the same as the old one! well done, guys! it wasn't broke and you didn't fix it ....... :-)

5.0

Amazing End Pin Reamer

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WOW, talk about getting the right tool for the job. After using this on two guitars, I can't imagine doing it any other way. The tapered reamer and then the straight part is so perfect. Very professional.

5.0

Essential Tool!

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Makes installing end pin jacks a piece of worry free cake!

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