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Old 02-21-2009, 12:49 AM   #61
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It doesnt fit in this:

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

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To be more specific, The 1/4 hex retainer pulls out, away from the drill, wich doesnt allow the reamer to fully seat, which means it wont lock.

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Old 02-21-2009, 01:07 AM   #62
 
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To be more specific, The 1/4 hex retainer pulls out, away from the drill, wich doesnt allow the reamer to fully seat, which means it wont lock.

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Let me see what I can do this weekend to accomodate your driver. I'm guessing that the relief for the quick release is prolly a little shy of engaging. How much farther do you think it needs to go to fit on your driver???
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:23 AM   #63
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Let me see what I can do this weekend to accomodate your driver. I'm guessing that the relief for the quick release is prolly a little shy of engaging. How much farther do you think it needs to go to fit on your driver???
I would guess somewhere around 1/4" I will give it a real close look tomarrow and let you know if I find a new number. I think it would fit, IF the collar didnt pull forward, but backward like most other 1/4" quick connects. But since I will need to allow the extra length for the collar, now it will slide around, going back to wanting the reamer to stay put [but be able to be removed] from the shaft.

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Old 02-24-2009, 05:26 PM   #64
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Ok guys, I gotta admit, I'm still liking this thing. In a few days we've got a few thousand feet of 1.5'', 2'' and 3'', one of these would probably shine on the bigger stuff.

If you've only got a little bit of conduit to run I wouldn't get it out, but for a lot it's worth it.
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Thanks for all your feedback guys.

tool5150, if you take an X drill and drill into the front face about 3/8 it will allow the mag holder to slip into the tool enough to chuck into your driver and still be able to get it out. BUT,,,, before you chuck it in there, MAKE SURE you will have enough room to slide the disconnect forward to get the thing out. As far as fastening to the 1/4 shank. I would try a wrap of electrical tape around the outer edge of the mag tip, then shove the reamer onto it. This will stop the thing from rattling around on the shank. We can put a set screw in to secure it to the shank if we have to, but so far most of our feed back from folks that have been using it awhile has been that they actually like the fact that it slips on and off so easy. One other thing you might try is to chuck just the mag holder into your driver and try a 2" whatever bit you use for fastening. Put a little tape or shoe goo, or whatever on that tip and secure the reamer. If I really have to, I can modify one of our tools just for you with the x drill depth and a 1/4-28 set screw. Let me know.

Gilbequick, I just picked up the modified blades today from the machine shop. I have access to a kiln later in the week to harden them. I will get you off one of the tools as soon as i can. Just so you know, we are on our 3rd design of the blade and I am working on our 1st revision of the tool itself. In just the 3 weeks that we have been using "The Puck" we have already identified a potential problem that butterfingered folks might encounter. Can you say DROP TEST. When we do go into production on the ECR2, we will have all the bugs worked out.

We have also taken note of one other bit of feedback, which was price point. Now I realize that electricians are a bunch of cheap bastiges, and I can understand that, especially with the state of the economy. Nowadays, if you have to choose between buying a new tool - or gas for the truck, you are prolly going to end up buying food or diapers instead.

This is not the best time to be launching a new product, but we didn't have a glass ball last year when we were finally getting this thing going. The real value of this tool won't be apparent until you have used it for a while and realize that it was built for the long haul. We didn't design this thing to sell spare blades or replacement parts. How many replacement blade sets have you bought for your other reamers??? don't you hate when the 1/2 outer tang breaks off? It doesn't take long, does it?

Anyhoo, we have started an introductory offer for the ECR1 reamer, details are available on the website. We have a sale price going and free shipping till April 1st.

Thank you for you support www.d-reamer.com
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I have some things to add but will add when I get home.. so ill bump this up to the top.

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Old 02-25-2009, 10:06 PM   #67
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I'm curious, would this tool also work on copper pipe? When it's cut with a pipe cutter it requires more reaming. I used a step bit for this last weekend for some 1/2" but it isn't exactly the ideal tool for the job.
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I'm curious, would this tool also work on copper pipe? When it's cut with a pipe cutter it requires more reaming. I used a step bit for this last weekend for some 1/2" but it isn't exactly the ideal tool for the job.
No the electrical conduit d-reamer tool will not work on copper.
The copper pipe sizes are different.
We are making a tool just for copper pipe, and also another one for plastic pipe. soon to be released. D-reamer is also working on many other interchangeable tool designs, soon to be announced. Thanks for asking.
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Finally had time today to bake the blades for the prototype ECR2s.
Preheat to 1200 deg
bake at 1480 for 1 hour
quench at 180
temper at 300 for 1 hour

I will be checking the hardness tomorrow and if they pass I will ship one of the larger reamers out to you Gilbequick.

Right now, it's pretty warm in the basement, and a little stinky.
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Fantastic!

The little reamer is still working great and it impresses people who haven't seen it almost on a daily basis. I'm a believer. I don't know how long the blades last but this one is still holding up well from a decent amount of use. I'm going to order a couple just in case.

If the larger version is as good as the smaller then you're going to have a real winner on your hands for sure .
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Gilbequick, Thanks for the update. Yea, they are tough. We never have wore out or broke a blade in 2 years of extreme testing. We built them to last. Hopefully they will catch on. Does it save you any time?
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It saves a noticeable amount of time, even more so with the newer guys, when running pipe for a while. If you're just putting up a piece or 2 you won't see a difference. If you're roughing in walls or running racks the time difference really adds up.
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Gil, I sent off your replacement blades today, along with one of the larger reamers.

Thanks for the feedback!
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It looks like a nice tool and from the reviews the quality is great. That said, with the Klein tool and channel lock handles, I'm not sure there is room in the market for it.

A pipefitter gave me one of these
http://www.martorusa.com/s.nl;jsessi...c=5&category=5

whip it around 3 or four times and you go a really nice taper for somewhere between 5 and 12 bucks.
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It looks like a nice tool and from the reviews the quality is great. That said, with the Klein tool and channel lock handles, I'm not sure there is room in the market for it.

A pipefitter gave me one of these
http://www.martorusa.com/s.nl;jsessi...c=5&category=5

whip it around 3 or four times and you go a really nice taper for somewhere between 5 and 12 bucks.
daddymack, Thanks for the feedback. True, the hand reamers are cheaper to buy. Try one of those deburring tools on the outside of the pipe. Sure you can use channelocks or linesmen to do the outside. But the reality is you have just used 2 tools and mutiple wrist motions to do the same thing d-reamer does in 3-5 seconds. Can that tool perform the next task? Can it tighten the fitting? Will it drive a screw to hold a strap? These are the next succession of steps. Without putting down a tool to pick up another tool to use & put back to get the tool you just had.
It does not seem like much time, I agree. This tool will not convince you until you use it for a few days installing conduit. Aside from all the wrist motions, Time is still money. D-reamer is a much faster method of reaming & a very adaptable tool. With a few tips you replace a whole lot of individual tools you are packing on your hips.(making more room for parts)
If you frequently install EMT,& got 20 years ahead of you, or are a contractor that wants to trim labor costs, This tool will pay for itself Quick & hold up to the test of time.
If you do very little pipework, Its not for you.
d-REAMER is about to announce a expanded line of time & effort saving tool designs. Thanks for all the comments.
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I like the idea, I almost bought one. But I just can't justify spending $60 CDN of my own money on a tool that more than anything, is just going to save my employer money.
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daddymack, Thanks for the feedback. True, the hand reamers are cheaper to buy. Try one of those deburring tools on the outside of the pipe. Sure you can use channelocks or linesmen to do the outside. But the reality is you have just used 2 tools and mutiple wrist motions to do the same thing d-reamer does in 3-5 seconds. Can that tool perform the next task? Can it tighten the fitting? Will it drive a screw to hold a strap? These are the next succession of steps. Without putting down a tool to pick up another tool to use & put back to get the tool you just had.
It does not seem like much time, I agree. This tool will not convince you until you use it for a few days installing conduit. Aside from all the wrist motions, Time is still money. D-reamer is a much faster method of reaming & a very adaptable tool. With a few tips you replace a whole lot of individual tools you are packing on your hips.(making more room for parts)
If you frequently install EMT,& got 20 years ahead of you, or are a contractor that wants to trim labor costs, This tool will pay for itself Quick & hold up to the test of time.
If you do very little pipework, Its not for you.
d-REAMER is about to announce a expanded line of time & effort saving tool designs. Thanks for all the comments.
I thought I read that your tool did not ream the outside. Are you hitting any trade shows or just going by word of mouth? I'm on the rec committee with my union. I may see about purchasing some for door prizes and raffles.
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I thought I read that your tool did not ream the outside. Are you hitting any trade shows or just going by word of mouth? I'm on the rec committee with my union. I may see about purchasing some for door prizes and raffles.
It does ream the outside. It reams the outside the same time as the inside. It actually leaves a nice, smooth bevel.
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Daddymack, if you go to the website, about 3/4 down the page there is a before and after pic of some conduit. We also have contractor packs, which is a pack of 20 reamers for about a 20% savings. We are starting out with word of mouth, but will be showing up at trade shows before long.

Gil, did you get the big reamer yet??
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Gil, did you get the big reamer yet??
I sure did, it is a nice product. It is one big puckin reamer! But it works well and saves loads of time. Unfortunately I haven't had much time running 2'' yet, but I've tested it on several pieces and it's at least 15X faster than the old bastard file, and works just as smoothly as the smaller reamer.

Probably next week sometime I'll be all over the 2'' and that reamer will get a workout as well.

As I was passing around the smaller reamer to the different crews (everyone loves the reamer) one of the guys lost it . I was not happy. I will be ordering another, but I'd like to see what else you guys are coming out with first. Any hints?
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