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chipperpottery
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« on: June 08, 2012, 10:19:16 AM »

O'k I am fed up with pricking my fingers with my reamer, when cleaning out my bead holes.
What do you all use?
Is there an electric or batter operated reamer.
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 10:41:34 AM »

I bought an electric reamer from martin, 'tis brilliant  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 11:06:49 AM »

Is it better than the battery one Martin sells?  There aren't replacement bits for the battery one and my last one has been problematic.
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 11:39:13 AM »

Noty seen the battery one, but you can def get replacement bits for the electric one.
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012, 11:40:24 AM »

This is uncanny!
For 2 days solid now, I have been racking my brains trying to remember where to get those rather expensive reamers that were mentioned on here some months back.
I think Kathy said that she uses them, and as is my usual way, I never got around to actually buying some.
I really wish that Martin would find a way to stock the thinner of the three reamers that come with the battery operated one that he sells, as since I started using 2mm mandrels, only the thinner one for 1.6mm mandrels fits.

I haven't seen the electric ones that Martin sells. I'll have to go look now

Linda x
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012, 11:49:55 AM »

I have stabbed myself countless times too Rita.  Have heard mention of the electric ones from Martin on here before but never found them on the site!
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2012, 12:52:44 PM »

If I only have a few beads to do, I use a mandrel of the appropriate size, dipped while damp into silicon carbide grit from Mango beads - works a treat!
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2012, 12:56:13 PM »

I use the grits as well, with a mandrel or a hand reamer.  They work very well.  I got mine from Jocks years ago.
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2012, 01:01:33 PM »

Can only see the manual reamer on Martin's website now?
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2012, 02:38:16 PM »

The grit is fantastic. I use it on'see-throughs'.

Linda x
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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2012, 03:23:37 PM »

I bought a rotary tool From eBay, works a treat
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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2012, 03:47:21 PM »

if you have a lot to do buy a pedant drill from axminster with some diamond burrs. Worth the initial outlay you can use the pendant drill for engraving, polishing grinding and cutting its a worthwhile addition to your workshop.
The axminster code for the tool is 300228 and the handset 910340.
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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2012, 11:48:36 PM »

I use a cordless Dremel with a diamond bit from Artintheround. The tip has no grid on it, so if you are not good at aiming for the hole, you won't scratch your bead.
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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2012, 04:46:12 AM »

Re aiming for the bead hole, I lightly insert the tip into the bead hole before turning the drill on.
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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2012, 05:02:12 AM »

Thanks, Miriam.
That was the reamer I couldn't find again

Linda x
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