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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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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
Peghole Reamers
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5 3-05-2014
The Price of Perfection

Other reviewers are spot on. This reamer is a fine precision tool. Works flawlessly. The price leaves me feeling a little reamed as well, but hey, I'll give Stew Mac the benefit of the doubt and say I guess you "get what you pay for". Good tool - good vendor.

Harlen D.  Kansas
4 9-13-2013
Key tool, high cost.

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.

Jon  California Read my reviews (4)
5 7-27-2013
Qualité impeccable

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 problème pour aléser des trous de clés sans endommager le manche.

Markdee  Granby, Qc, Canada Read my reviews (3)
5 7-24-2013
Peghole reamer just the thing to fit Golden Age bushings to vintage Gibson mandolin

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.

Corrie Lochan Music  Alpine County, CA Read my reviews (2)
5 4-26-2013

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.

Savini Guitars  Australia Read my reviews (8)
5 3-15-2013
Works as Advertised

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

The Lefty Luthier  Spring Branch, Texas Read my reviews (40)
5 1-12-2013
Excellent tool for the job

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.

Tommy M  Rochester, NY Read my reviews (2)
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4 12-03-2012
Nearly Perfect!!!

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.

Blindrobert  Austin, TX Read my reviews (5)
5 8-07-2012
Necessary precision

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.

James Murphy  Plymouth England Read my reviews (12)
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5 1-13-2012
Very helpful

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

MoorMusic  Switzerland Read my reviews (44)
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