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Thread: Hand Reamer Vendors?

  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Eisenhauer View Post
    ... a tool shaped like a screwdriver-type handle with a countersink gizmo attached to the end of the handle....
    Search for "hand countersink" (not reamer.) Lots of choices show up at Amazon & in a Google search. General has one that might even show up in your local hardware or big box store.

    (PS- Lee Valley also has tapered reamers, for e.g. chair legs, in Standard and "PRO". Straight reamers are used for precise holes in metal work too, e.g. Metal Reamers.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridger berdel View Post
    Not what you were asking for, but...... I get pretty good results with a countersink bit in an eggbeater drill.
    Same here.

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    Used to be able to buy Tapered Drill Bits, that matched the shanks of wood screws. Might look into those?

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    If a chair reamer will do....LV>chair tools>small tapered reamer, standard tapered reamer, pro tapered reamer. Elia Bizzari>tools & supplies>Reamers. Tim Manney Chairmaker>Reamers.

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    Thanks to all for the all of the info and links provided. Unfortunately, it is now like a Chinese menu in my hands - way, way too many choices. The LV or LN one looked like what I wanted, but then the Rockler one with three different sized tips all for $9.99 was revealed, no - just make your own with a countersink/home made handle marriage, Brian said the LN one sucked and LV has this round one with a hole that works, someone else turned me on to one that is a greater diameter than 3/4" (that is something I have wanted more than once in the past and a candidate for the "make your own"), then egg beaters jumped in to the mix so I went to the drawer my two-never-remember-to-use eggbeaters live and they will work just fine. Then Steven says "tapered drills" or something will do the trick - I've never seen a tapered drill and now I have to see/hold one just because, and the Brits and Aussies haven't even woken up and jumped into this discussion either. No more. Thank you all, but no more - my head is going to explode and all because I screwed up the original search. Where is Lowell? he will tell me what to do.
    David

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    As a newbie to this hobby....THIS IS HOW I FEEL WITH EVERY TOOL I DECIDE I NEED!

    Fwiw, reading this thread, I like the LV one. Mayhap I'll order one.

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    Some of the ones from my shop...
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    Each a little different. I have a couple countersink bits for my 6" sweep brace.

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