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5th String Peghole Reamer

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The right tool for correctly tapering a 5th string peghole in a new neck, or for enlarging a standard 5th string peghole to fit a new geared 5th peg.

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5th String Peghole Reamer
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We've supplied our specially modified reamer to banjo makers for over 30 years. This steel fluted reamer tapers from 1/2" to 21/64" (12.70mm to 8.33mm).

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5th String Peghole Reamer
5th String Peghole Reamer
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5 9-05-2013
Just What I Needed

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.

Alan Morrison - AM Guitar Works  Davenport, IA Read my reviews (7)
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4 5-14-2013
Good tool

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.

Chuck Hanning  Glenmoore, PA
5 3-07-2012
No Guess work!

as stated in the stew mac add for this reamer, there is no guess work. the perfect hole every time!!!

S. Benson  Portage, wi. Read my reviews (2)
5 1-15-2012

Great time saver. Much easier than trying to taper a hole with a Dremel tool'

Mark Harper  Lexington KY Read my reviews (44)
5 12-07-2011

Perfect little tool. Use it as it is or knock out that crossbar and put it in a cordless drill for superfast reaming.

salvage instruments  Marlboro, VT
5 12-03-2011
peghole reamer

excellent item makes fitting 5th tuner a piece of cake cheers bill

boiliebill  england Read my reviews (10)
5 6-08-2011

A great little tool. Makes setting
the fith peg simple. A must to have
if you are going to work on five string banjos.

BluegrassLover  Lynchburg-VA. Read my reviews (10)
5 1-31-2011

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.

Parhal  Wisconsin Read my reviews (8)
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