Our customer complained her 5th string was not staying in tune. It was a non-geared tuner and the hole was worn out causing the tuner to not fit tightly. We replaced the tuner with a Grover geared tuner and this reamer did a perfect job of sizing the hole properly for the new tuner. The banjo is making a comeback and I'm sure we'll have other customers who want to upgrade their 5th string tuner.
I bought this to enlarge the holes for my Jazzmaster body to fit a Mastery bridge as they were originally too small for the thimbles. While it helped initally, in the end I enlarged the hole by hand with sandpaper and drill bit, as I didn't want the holes tapered the entire way. It's a good tool, just not exactly the right one for what I needed to do.
as stated in the stew mac add for this reamer, there is no guess work. the perfect hole every time!!!
Great time saver. Much easier than trying to taper a hole with a Dremel tool'
Perfect little tool. Use it as it is or knock out that crossbar and put it in a cordless drill for superfast reaming.
excellent item makes fitting 5th tuner a piece of cake cheers bill
A great little tool. Makes setting
the fith peg simple. A must to have
if you are going to work on five string banjos.
This is a great tool that does one thing and does it well - ream the hole for a geared 5th string tuner on a banjo. No, I don't use it everyday, but when that repair comes up and can get it done quickly and easily. If you ever get banjo repairs in your shop you need one of these.
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