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  • Pipe Reaming

    This is the tool I use to ream thin wall EMT (conduit). What tool do you plumbers favor to ream copper pipe?


  • #2
    Re: Pipe Reaming

    A Plumber could probably use the search function.
    For an Electrician I will do it for you.

    Search " Pipe Reaming "



    http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/sho...t=pipe+reaming

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    • #3
      reamer

      i'm also a master sparky. klein make several versions. if i saw copper they work. if i use a tubing cuter, they don't work. i tried it on a piece of thin wall that i had cut with a tubing cutter, didn't work there either. also if you buy one of these get the one that comes with a handle only. if you put it on an old driver, cut the end off. you can't ream stubs with the whole driver. if you work with thin wall, these are a must. breid

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      • #4
        Re: Pipe Reaming

        Yours is more of a deburring device and would probably be a pain to use repeatedly on emt that has been displaced by a tubing cutters on a regular basis.Also they would become dull fairly quick.

        Our reamers remove copper from the inside diameter.Copper is soft.This tool would also become dull on emt before you even had a chance to get into it.

        If your bending a lot of pipe I would suggest a sawzall and step drill although few are doing this size production these days.

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        • #5
          Re: Pipe Reaming

          most of the time I use an old pocket knife.

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          • #6
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            I use either a unibit or a funny bent blade made for deburring. It's made by brasscraft and sold at HD for about 5.
            Buy cheap, buy twice.

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            • #7
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              a unibit
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              • #8
                Re: Pipe Reaming

                I either use the built in reamer on the tubing cutter or the little pencil reamer

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                • #9
                  Re: Pipe Reaming

                  Originally posted by Some Day Plumbing View Post
                  A Plumber could probably use the search function.
                  For an Electrician I will do it for you.

                  Search " Pipe Reaming "



                  www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24316&highlight=pipe+reaming
                  Aw, come on, I know what I use, I was just trying to generate responses and get a feel for what plumbers like best. Heck, you can use my tool to ream copper up to 1 inch. It's all good.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Pipe Reaming

                    Who Reams ?


                    Only Kidding !

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by killavolt View Post
                      Aw, come on, I know what I use, I was just trying to generate responses and get a feel for what plumbers like best. Heck, you can use my tool to ream copper up to 1 inch. It's all good.
                      Your absolutely correct,it is all good.

                      For new construction when I'm running production copper for days on end I will use a Titanium coated step drill(steel squeels).

                      Occasional copper projects I use the thin pencil type.Most importantly,do yourself a favor and have sharp blades on hand.I have no idea how 8 out of 10 plumbers figure muscling through a dull blade is somehow productive(I think they are just going through the motions).

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                      • #12
                        Re: Pipe Reaming

                        I have never heard about the step drill, I will have to try it if I ever get a big enough job. Most of the copper I do now is 1.5" or bigger. I usually cut it with a band saw, and hit it with a half round file.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Pipe Reaming

                          Originally posted by Bogart View Post
                          I have never heard about the step drill, I will have to try it if I ever get a big enough job. Most of the copper I do now is 1.5" or bigger. I usually cut it with a band saw, and hit it with a half round file.
                          Bogart,
                          I'm sorry,I should have been more descriptive.The step drill is for projects consisting of pipe sizes smaller than 1-1/4.
                          I've tried to roll a spinning step drill around the inside diameter of larger pipe,no good,just hops and irregularly gouges.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Pipe Reaming

                            I like the step drill idea. I wish I had started this thread about a month ago,.......before I ran about 1,500 feet of EMT at a prison here in CT.

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                            • #15
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                              Adam,
                              I understood, I meant big job size wise, not pipe size. Thanks for reading my post and responding, though.

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