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Old 02-02-2009, 04:45 PM   #21
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I wouldn't use it, I rarely need my drill when I'm bending pipe.

Not that it's not a good idea, it's cool that it's always on the drill, I just can't see myself picking up my drill every time to ream a pipe real quick.

In fact, I don't even use the typical reamer either, I just use my needles nose to ream, and my channel locks to debur since I always have them on me.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:17 PM   #22
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I use the drill all the time when running pipe when roughing in walls. Ya gotta screw in the spread brackets, or the j-hooks to the metal studs. And if you're running MC and pipe at the same time there's cj's to screw to studs and I'm not doing all that by hand!
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Hey, if you still need more to test that device, I will do it. Currently working on remodeling a whole community college here in Iowa.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:09 AM   #24
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Hey, if you still need more to test that device, I will do it. Currently working on remodeling a whole community college here in Iowa.
Ive been using the small Dewalt impact with the square tip for installing EMT lately.
It might be a good little gadget to get used to using.
I usually use my Klein's to ream EMT. One pass gets both inside and outside of the pipe.
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I use the drill all the time when running pipe when roughing in walls. Ya gotta screw in the spread brackets, or the j-hooks to the metal studs. And if you're running MC and pipe at the same time there's cj's to screw to studs and I'm not doing all that by hand!
Yeah, I guess you're right, but even with my baby drill, it's not something I have I have readily available in my pouch when I'm measuring, bending, and cutting pipe.
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I usually use my Klein's to ream EMT. One pass gets both inside and outside of the pipe.
How do you ream the inside and outside at the same time with your linemans?
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:48 AM   #27
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How do you ream the inside and outside at the same time with your linemans?
I would assume by opening the jaws, one jaw inside and one on the outside.

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Well we use a file on 4 /5/ 6 inch emt and some of the guys use a dewalt batt drill with a grinding wheel on the end its fast but the old file works best on large pipe it rounds out the edge , like to see someone come out with a emt big pipe reamer id buy that ? even on rigid we ream with the pipe ream tool but still have to clean up most pipe ends there is always a burr or something .best to yas
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If the body of the tool is aluminum, how well does that hold up to spinning against EMT? I also think the price is a tad high.
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Well we use a file on 4 /5/ 6 inch emt .....

5 and 6 inch EMT? I think not.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:51 AM   #31
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5 and 6 inch EMT? I think not.

Either it's a typo or he really does work in the land of make believe.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:59 PM   #32
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If the body of the tool is aluminum, how well does that hold up to spinning against EMT? I also think the price is a tad high.
The prototype tools that we built were aluminum. The production run is cold rolled steel with black oxide coating. The picture on the website has been updated accordingly.

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We do have some prototypes (steel) for the 1 1/4, 1 1/2, and 2" EMT that should be done next week. I will keep you posted. We have enough testers for now. If any of you folks would like to try the tool, we are offering a 60 day guarantee. Purchase it from our website, use the heck out of it. If you dont like it send it back and we will gladly refund your money. We are shipping tools as we speak.
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Excellent feed back everyone. Thank you. The obvious is not always so obvious, A Electrician built this tool to reduce the amount of wrist wrenching/twisting in a day. Everybody gets enough of that!
The tool was designed to eliminate as much repetitive stress motions as possible, Reaming/deburring a conduit with any hand tool: needle nose, linesman, hand reamer or whatever is just more twisting/wrenching of your wrist & arm.
Insert pipe, Press the trigger, about 4 rotations(3seconds) put pipe in fitting, tighten fitting, screw straps, move on, no changing tools. No wrist wrenching.
In 2 years of extensive testing we never broke a blade or even wore 1 out, it shreds conduit to a smooth polished surface inside & out.
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5 and 6 inch EMT? I think not.
Well yes guess we left out and aluminum and rigid conduit 480 . they do make 5 inch emt just not common at you local supply house its special order ill ask at the shop and get you a web site if you like to see it most electricians think its not made but its made .take care best to ya

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Well yes guess we left out and aluminum and rigid conduit 480 . they do make 5 inch emt just not common at you local supply house its special order ill ask at the shop and get you a web site if you like to see it most electricians think its not made but its made .take care best to ya
How many 500s (THHN) can you fit into 5" EMT? Show your steps and Code references, please.
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In all honesty, the twisting motion from reaming and deburring is really not that strenuous.

I would put it up there with writing, in terms of how it stresses my hand, and I've been bending pipe 8 hours a day for the past few weeks.
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How many 500s (THHN) can you fit into 5" EMT? Show your steps and Code references, please.
Well 2008 code book shows 13 total 500 mcm thhn conductors on page 70 -743 table C.8 (a) we also use starting at page 70 -671 radius of conduit and tubing bends because we pull and run high voltage cables and its 4 inch 5 inch and 6 inch pipe or calculate square inch to conduit size and check for 40 % fill by math. A non standard type cable not listed in the code book we still figure out if its legal to go into a conduit at 40 % . I guess i should have said 5 inch or 6 inch rigid or imc alum conduit but it gets more interesting 480 ? We do alot of odd ball jobs and we install non standard boxes odd sizes conduit and not your standard pipe in some areas what ever is called for by engineer or the owner .The 5 inch emt was thin wall alum pipe just like your regular emt it was for a cable that needed that alum conduit thin wall and it was made to fit in a generator with 5 inch cut holes we were not able to cut any other size holes in the connection tap box on that unit and alum conduit/flex was spec, 5 inch was the conduit size per nec code nothing else would work ? you can ask mitsubishi turbine plant people its called non american stuff ? best to ya

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Well the shop says Chongqing Gusheng Alumimium Products Ltd this is what Mitsubishi Heavy Industies Ltd spec at the tubine plant owner purchased this material as there equipment we install . If ya ever need that size if you need 5 inch thin wall pipe you can get it order is real expense so dont all jump at one time . this was a extreme needed pipe issue so yes in real world we only see 4 or 6 inch pipe and mostly 5 inch imc aluminum . every conduit was aluminum in the plant . RK get out of that service work and theres a whole lot more to electrical work ? comments take care best to yas

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Old 02-12-2009, 12:42 AM   #39
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Thats a slick tool. Good idea.

I usually have an impact with me when running pipe and a drill nearby.

As others have said though, kind of pricey.
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I sometimes keep a mostly worn out unibit in a drill when I have a lot of pipe to cut and debur. I don't worry too much about deburring the O.D. as long as it goes in the fitting.

I do the same thing.......maybe there is hope for me

I've always used a pair of mini channel locks with the grips cut off for reaming. I never liked the reaming klein driver much because I hate buying or not having blades on me. And if I have lots to do I use my unibit and give the OD a quick one with my channies.
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