5th String Peghole Reamer

5th String Peghole Reamer

5th String Peghole Reamer

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5th String Peghole Reamer

About This Item

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.

We've supplied our specially modified reamer to banjo makers for over 30 years. This fluted reamer has a 6-degree taper, from 1/2" to 21/64" (12.70mm to 8.33mm).

Hardened steel.



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Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Setting up a banjo's 5th string: nut, capos and peg

Todd Sams shows how he sets up a banjo 5th string using railroad spikes, a block of wood, and a camless clamp.

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5.0
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5.0

Solid.

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Verified Buyer


Replaced an atrocious 5th string tension peg that was bad even when it was new 50 years ago. I was scared to death that I'd make the hole too big for the 5 star geared peg I got to replace it with. Everything went smooth as butter. Essential for any string instrument enthusiast's toolbox.

5.0

Worked Perfectly

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Verified Buyer


Used this to ream out the hole in an old banjo to replace the old tension peg with a new geared (5-Star brand) peg. Did the job with no problem, and the new peg went in for a perfect fit.

5.0

Excellent tapered reamer

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Verified Buyer


Sharper than the last tapered reamer I bought from the local hardware store. The cut off end makes it perfect for enlarging potentiometer holes on a import semi-hollow.

3.0

Slightly small.

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Verified Buyer


I used this reamer to enlarge my banjo fifth string peg hole, and after the reamer reached the depth needed to install the new peg, it was still too tight, and I didn't want to drill farther because it was hitting metal inside the banjo neck. Therefore the reamer should be slightly bigger for the peg that it is advertised for.

Response from StewMac


Hello Elmer,
We're sorry our 5th String Peg Reamer didn't work for you as you expected. Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us. In the meantime, I've placed your suggestion with our product development team -- customer comments like yours have been the catalyst to many changes to our products. Remember, your satisfaction is guaranteed. We stand behind our return policy -- if you are not satisfied you may return it anytime for a refund or exchange. Once again, we are sorry for this inconvenience.

5.0

good tool

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Verified Buyer


It does exactly what I expected it to do.

5.0

Reamer

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Verified Buyer


Perfect tool for the right job.

5.0

A must have for the shop

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Verified Buyer


Nicely made tool. A necessity for installing the 5th string tuner!

5.0

Good tool

By

Verified Buyer


I used this and works good, I'm glad to have it.

5.0

reamer

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Verified Buyer


I had to replace a fifth string peg with a Stew-Mac.geared fifth string tuner that was larger and on a tapper. The reamer worked perfect, I am very happy. Thanks Stew-Mac.

5.0

5th fret Peg hole reamer

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Verified Buyer


Great and useful! A must needed and trusty tool for such a job!

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 112 See 5th String Peghole Reamer
on page 112 of our StewMac Digital Catalog