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Old 03-13-2009, 09:03 PM   #81
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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?

Your foreman or General foreman needs to replace that thing for since you use it a lot on the job and it's saving the company alot of time. atleast charge it to the job.
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:30 PM   #82
 
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Your foreman or General foreman needs to replace that thing for since you use it a lot on the job and it's saving the company alot of time. atleast charge it to the job.
he prolly lost it in his pocket.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:58 PM   #83
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Just had my hands own one of those reamers I'd have to say very nice. I hope you sale a lot of those. conduit doesn't have a single burr on it.
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Is that the one that gilbequick lost!!??
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:04 PM   #85
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Is that the one that gilbequick lost!!??

No, but I saw the large one that he had. He told me about someone taking the smaller one.
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:51 PM   #86
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Well after using the big reamer for a few days I'm a little dissapointed as it doesn't ream as smooth as it did when it was new. It leaves an edge on the inside, so filing is still necessary.

The smaller reamer was still reaming great until it went missing and got A LOT more use than the larger reamer did.
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Gil, send me back the blade, I need to look at it. We have discussed tightening up the radius on the blade grooves, but we haven't been using our puck as much, so we haven't run into that problem yet. It's easy enough to have some different blades cut and i still have the kiln in the basement so the heat treating will be a bit faster since i have figured out how to use the thing now. I'm pretty sure it's not a problem with the blade hardness, since they did test out at Rockwell C 60+ (61 - 63) So it probalby needs a tweakin of the geometry. If we have to, we can redesign the whole dang tool, I didn't have that many prototypes built of the puck and if I have to swap thing around to put all the cutting faces on one side, I can.

Europama........... have you had a chance to use the small reamer yet???
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Old 03-22-2009, 01:25 PM   #88
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Gilbequick,
That's because more small pipe is installed.
Sounds like you are working the ECR1 pretty hard.
Thank you for the testing & feedback.
Arc angle will use his bent & twisted mind to build the master design.
A small tweaking of the Arc Angle will fix the blade.
We designed mutiple blades for the ECR1 before release.
We do not usually release a design until extreme testing is complete, but user feedback is essential to development & design.
Your professional opinion is appreciated.
The larger reamer design is a bit tricker.
Really wierd conduit cuts come into play.
I'm sure you have seen 2" pipe cut with a bit of a concaved shape to it, or just off angle, which creates a funky reaming angle. Making it difficult to have blade contact at all points.
It would be easy if all Electricians made straight cuts...
We are already changing the tolerances on the ECR2 blade as we type..
Our # 1 priority is to design tools that are effective & reliable,and stand up to the test of time..
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With the way the smaller reamer works I'm sure the larger one will be just as good. I'll get the blade out tomorrow if at all possible.
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How did this tool ever turn out? Are all of the problems worked out?
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The small reamer (ECR1) is working just fine. The large reamer is still in testing stage and not for sale yet.
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d- REAMER would like to Thank all who offered feedback. A even bigger Thank you to our testers. Three years of extensive testing has resulted in thousands of hours of extreme use & abuse. Testers offered critical input & knowledge, The result is tools that are, Simple, Effective, & Durable.
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If I may make a suggestion. You should offer this without the magnetic bit holders, which most of us already have anyway. I use bit holders that tighten down on the bit so it wont fall out, the ones you are offering are useless in my opinion. But if you are going to include a bit holder, make it one with a shroud over the tip so the driver wont slip off the screw. (Like the Klein driver has)
And when is the larger one due out?
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You've gotta have the bit holder it comes with the reamer. It's got more exposed hex shaft on the end to make room for the reamer to slide onto.

The larger reamer is an extreme time saver. There's no comparison vs hand filing 1 1/4'' - 2''. FYI I was sent both the small and large reamer to test. They do not in anyway pay me, but in all honesty it's a fantastic product.

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Thanks for the vote of confidence Gil, Crescent electric is now distributing d-REAMERS on the west coast. Chicago is the 2nd hottest market right now. Word of mouth is the best advertising you can get. Thanks for all the support.
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Shoot, between the smaller reamer and the larger reamer, I use one of them a few times every day. I've always got a drill on the cart so chucking in the reamer only takes a few seconds. If you've got more than a couple of pipes to ream, reaming them by hand sucks compared to the d-reamer.

The blades on the larger reamer haven't been lasting as long as the blades on the smaller reamer. It still reams, but leaves a slight bur so some minor touch ups are sometimes necessary.

If you can't tell, I'm still very satisfied.

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The shank is too short to lock into my DeWalt Impact very well. It keeps falling out. Also, the magnet is weak and won't hold tech screws. I would give it a C+ grade.
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Yes it would be nice if it fit into an impactor or any 1/4'' quick connect for that matter.
I think what I'll do today is grind down the notch down a little lower so it'll grab in the 1/4'' quick connect.
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One of my apprenticeses has a cute little Bosh impact (Not sure what voltage) and the d-reamer fits it fine. But it will not lock into my my DeWalt. I suppose I could chuck it into my drill, but the impact is so much better at running screws. I sort of thought that the whole point was for it to be a screw tip with a build in reamer?
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Unfortunately, there is no standard when it comes to quick connect designs. Some couplers require a longer shank length. If a d-Reamer shank will not "lock" into a particular quick connect, then just drill out a little material with a 1/2' drill on the back of the tool, centered on the shank hole. Usually about a 1/8' will do it. This will be standard on the next production build.
So far, Only 2 out of Thousands of satisfied customers use non compatible Quick connects. Most Electricians use cordless drills with keyless chucks.
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