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Old 02-12-2009, 01:22 AM   #41
 
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Actually, If you add the cost of a klien reamer plus all the replacement blades over the life of the tool, it ends up costing more in the long run
Klien tool $18
Repl Blades $8 x3 =24

total = $42

How many of you have replaced your klien blades 3 times?? I've got a klien sitting here on my desk with the 1/2 outer blade section broken off. Those blades are made to break. The blade on this tool is 3 times the thickness of the klien tool and made of hardened tool steel. We still have prototype blades that were just made of stainless and they are still cutting. The blade is 1/8" thick hardened tool steel and should last for years.

Gil, and 5150, we shipped out your tools today. Minuteman, we sent off a different mag tip holder to you.
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Old 02-13-2009, 06:06 PM   #42
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Product received today. It looks to be a well made quality tool, and is more compact that I thought it'd be. I'll give it a good test run on Monday and I'll pass it around to see what the other guys think as well.
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I got mine as well. I like the way it looks - not too bulky. Going to give it a run monday. I look forward to giving it a run for the money.

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Old 02-14-2009, 12:33 AM   #44
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Right on, gotta luv the USPS. They deliver. We just have to get them to a mailbox!!!!

europama, we will ship yours out monday.

Thank you all for your support and have a happy valentines day.
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:10 AM   #45
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I wish it came with the option to fasten it to the 1/4 extension. Like a place for a little allen set screw. I know that would add to the price, but so far, just by looking at it - thats what I would want.

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Old 02-14-2009, 01:46 PM   #46
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Sorry Matt, I'm not following you....I do not understand the extension thing.
Thank you for the feedback.
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Old 02-14-2009, 03:24 PM   #47
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The reamer itself isn't fastened to the shaft of the magnetic bit holder. He's saying that it seems like a good tool but he'd like it better if it could be more securely fastened to the shaft (which is the same size as a 1/4'' bit).

I was kinda surprised that it wasn't fastened on there either, but as long as it's seated against the chuck of the drill it shouldn't matter.
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I wonder if you couldn't burr up the shaft with a pair of channels or an old pair of cutter the bang the reamer on top of the burred up part. That might hold it there.

That's an old trick used sometimes when replacing motor bearings, when the motor shaft isn't tight in the I.D. of the bearing. Burr up the motor shaft with a prick punch a bunch of places and tap the bearing back on.
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:14 PM   #49
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Exactly.! You are both right. The prototypes did have set screws. Boring & tapping a hole is more cost effective than a brooch.(1/4"hex hole)
Easier machining for testing purposes.
& Yes, The chuck does hold it in place. The reason we designed it to slip on/off is for maximum versatility. No tools required, Easy quick use.
The REAMER body is designed to slip on the provided magnetic tip holder for all day use, Or unto any 1/4" shanked tip for a couple quick reams..(length allowing)
Bear in mind, there any many more new interchangable tool designs coming soon from d-REAMER tools.
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ANother thing: how much are replacement shafts? when my drill gets tipped/kicked/knocked over... the shaft bends. I hate that a lot so I have to replace the tip extensions. Now that I was thinking about the shaft/reamer and how they are not attached, I think I will find it to be a pain. I often use spade bits in my impact, which requires me to take the hex extension and tip out, and slip the spade bit in. I drill the hole and then put the extension back in. If the reamer cant be fastened to the extension then it may have a tendency to slip off when I take the extension out.

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Old 02-15-2009, 09:14 AM   #51
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I've dropped many-a drills and never had the shaft on the screwdriver bit break.

If you want it to stay place just put a little shoo goo around the bottom of it against the shaft. Just clean the shaft up to get any oils off (denatured alcohol works great) and put a little on there. If you ever need to get it off you can.
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I've dropped many-a drills and never had the shaft on the screwdriver bit break.
...yet.

For me, they either snap off clean or get bent so that they wobble when I'm using them. In either event, they're trash.
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I wish it came with the option to fasten it to the 1/4 extension. Like a place for a little allen set screw. I know that would add to the price, but so far, just by looking at it - thats what I would want.

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In the first pic it looks like it has the recess to snap in a 1/4" hex quick connect extension.
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:35 PM   #54
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I agree with burger flipper, the magnetic tip holders bend when dropped.
In testing, the cast tip holders bent way easier than the 2 piece hardened hex shank & SS body type.
Putting The tip holder tight against the reamer body, tight against the chuck, created a reinforcing effect between the components.
In testing we bent many dozens of tips in dropping contests. The 2 piece rarely bent & only under extreme conditions, the cast one always bent.
Extensive testing proved the 2 piece tip holder stronger, more durable & compact.
Tip holders are available. We are in the process of updating our website.

Holesaws set screwed unto 1/4" drill bits were the inspiration not to use set screws on the reamer body.(Stripping,sliding,spinning)
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For me, they either snap off clean or get bent so that they wobble when I'm using them. In either event, they're trash.
This is what I was talking about. I try to be careful with my tools but usually it only takes the drill to topple over on cement and the extension now has a wobble.


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We can certainly put a set screw in on the next production run if we need to. You guys use the heck out of that thing this week and see what you think.

I will try to get the website updated tomorrow to with the prices on replacement mag holders.

We are redesigning the blade on the larger reamer to help with crooked cuts, I will keep you posted.
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Tried it today and passed it around to a few guys to give it a whirl.

This is only a first day review.
It's very smooth. If you've ever chucked the normal style hand reamer in a drill if you're not careful it can grab larger burrs very hard and jerk your hand or the pipe around. The d-reamer wasn't jerky at all and cleaned the edges nicely.

The other guys liked it a lot as well and thought it was a tool they'd like to have.

The only thing we all said we'd change is have it fastened to the shaft via a setscrew or something else removable, but it wasn't really a big deal because it's not big and bulky and you really don't notice it much on the end of the drill, but it'd still be nice because when you put the reamer away the 2 pieces could easily be separated.

Me personally, I'm a tool guy and generally spend more on tools than most people so I'd pay $35 for one after trying it out, but I"m probably in the minority. 2 other guys both said they'd purchase one, but not for $35. Both agreed $20-$25 was more inline with what they'd spend. I also work for a union shop, so if the tool isn't on the tool list most of the time it won't be purchased by employees. For me, if it'll help out I don't think to much about the tool list for the smaller convenience tools like these.

So, so far all in all after one day of medium use a good product.
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OK, it's been a week, anyone broken a blade yet?? What do you think so far??
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So far I like it a lot. No broken blade, the blade on it is pretty thick so it looks like it'll hold up. I really like that it doesn't limit you to just a reamer on a drill. All of the other guys seem to agree, it's pretty convenient and everyone likes it.

Something like this would really shine on some big pipe. You'd save a ton of time vs using the old bastard file.
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It doesnt fit in this:



Wich is a real bummer because that is all I use.

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