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Looking for a short-tipped reamer tool
Ironmike
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Posted: Monday, December 07, 2015 - 01:28 PM UTC
I used to have a nice one but it vanished. I have been looking for a reamer tool with a short tip for expanding holes in plastic such as necks on figures once I have drilled them out, tire/road-wheels so they mount on axles better. i have a nice collection of drill bits, I have plenty of hand files. I have searched eBay, the usual model sites, several model vendors/manufactures but the nearest I can come to what I need is a 'knife edge reamer'.
Anyone know of a reliable site that sells a variety of short-tipped reamers (there are plenty of long reamers out there, but they are too long to fit into the aforementioned places).
Thanks,
Ironmike
Thudius
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Posted: Monday, December 07, 2015 - 07:38 PM UTC
You might try looking for drill burrs. They come in various shapes and sizes, I've got metal and diamond grit coated ones. I got mine off ebay a while back and aren't very expensive plus they can be used by hand for delicate work.

Kimmo
Ironmike
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Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 11:24 AM UTC
Hiya Kimmo,
I have used drill bits but wanted to get an actual tool with a handle, much like the one I had that now resides in the dark empire somewhere.
I have a couple of nice mini-drill I got from Micro Mark, but the largest drill bit is still too small. perhaps I will just locate some of my spare drill bits and fashion a handle.
Ciao,
IronMike
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Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 03:50 AM UTC
Mike,

What you are looking for are called cutting broaches. You can find several kinds and sets on ebay. I have a Mascot set of 6 different sizes and they work for plastic, wood, and soft metal. Check that out and see if that isn't what you're looking for.

Rick