Endpin Jack Reamer

Endpin Jack Reamer

Endpin Jack Reamer

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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".


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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

Must Have If You Can Install Your Own Pickup

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Used to pay several hundred to have endin jacks in my acoustic guitars. Bought the Reamer Bit and the last two I installed myself went smooth as silk. DO NOT try to drill the holes with a regular bit. You WILL chip the borders of the hole. This bit follows the endpin strap button hole and then finishes the hole to exactly 1/2'. Use painter's tape to help keep from scaring Bout finish when you are tightening up new 1/4' jack assembly. You WILL be glad you bought this bit!

5.0

Awesome Tool!

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Verified Buyer


I've used one for many years, it's still sharp and cuts clean. This is only tool you need to drill out a tail block for an endpin jack. It is very accurate and won't damage the finish. We include the EndPin Jack Reamer in the tool kits we provide for our students at The Guitar Services Workshop, it's the perfect tool to do the job right!

John LeVan
The Guitar Services Workshop

5.0

Does the job

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Verified Buyer


Another example of a specialty tool that makes a tricky job much easier. Even if you only work on your own instruments, this tool pays for itself by giving you the right result first time every time.

5.0

Perfect Tool for the Job

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Verified Buyer


I own nine different custom luthier-made diatonic autoharps and needed to drill a hole in the bodies to accept 1/4-inch flush-mount endpin jacks (Switchcraft #151) for connecting to magnetic pickups. The body frames are, for the most part, constructed of 1 1/2 inch (approx) laminated hard rock maple pinblock, and I wondered how difficult it would be to make it all the way through without really ugly results or over-heating the bit. After drilling a pilot hole using a standard 1/4-inch bit, I used the Endpin Jack Reamer to gradually widen the hole. The result was perfect. There was no damage to the exterior veneer and finish, and the interior of the final hole was straight and smooth. Extraordinarily good results. Well worth the investment.

5.0

Perfect Tool

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Verified Buyer


I was getting ready to install a pickup in my Martin D-35, and didn't want any problems with the installation. I was not inclined to use a drill bit to enlarge the endpin hole, so I bought this reamer, which was exactly the right tool, and it worked flawlessly.

5.0

Must have gear

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Verified Buyer


I languished so hard over this purchase thinking if I am just careful with a 1/2" drill... Broke down got one, used it to add electronics to a 000-15m and I am so Happy I reamed the endpin hole using this rather than drilling. This tool is very sharp cutting through wood like butter. Electric jack holes end up snug and tight fitting as can be. no chatter, chipping, splintering. worth it. now all my buds and bandmates are after me to add piezo to their acoustics. Keep the tool sharp storing in box while not in use.

4.0

Satisfied

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Verified Buyer


Well oiled and comes in a plastic tube for storage. Took less then five minutes to enlarge endpin hole.

5.0

No doubt - worth the money!!!

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Verified Buyer


Makes installing an endpin jack super easy. No chip out. Using the step down size, you get a good snug fit. No wiggle at all. Already paid for itself in reduced stress and hassle.

5.0

You need this tool

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Verified Buyer


A long tine ago I learned that you cannot ream the end pin hole with a drill bit or file and have it both straight and without the horror of chipping the edge of the hole so that it is visible to the player upon inspection. This tool is easy to use, is really sharp and makes a strait cut every time.

4.0

Saved my another blister

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Verified Buyer


Bought this for installation for acoustic guitar pickups. Saved me a lot of time and blisters on my hand. Before this I did it with my hand reamer. Great stuff!

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