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Forum topic by Luke2 posted 01-16-2012 01:32 AM 1947 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-16-2012 01:32 AM

I found this tool at a yard sale and bought it. The person had no idea what it was and either did i but it looked cool. It actually ratchets as well. I dont know if its for digging holes or what. Any ideas?

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#1 posted 01-16-2012 01:35 AM

Reamer for removing burs around a hole.

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#2 posted 01-16-2012 01:35 AM

It’s a reamer for cleaning the ends of pipes after cutting. It removes the bur left on the inside of the pipe by the cutter.

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#3 posted 01-16-2012 01:36 AM

They got it!

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#4 posted 01-16-2012 01:38 AM

awesome thanks guys. never would have guessed that since its about a foot long and pretty heavy. Thanks! any idea on how much these are worth? I’m planning on just hanging it in my garage since i bought it for 5 dollars.

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#5 posted 01-16-2012 01:41 AM

Do a little Googling and you will find they are expensive to buy new. For 5 bucks you got a bargain even if you never use it.

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#6 posted 01-16-2012 01:52 AM

Everybody Above is wrong!! If you Ear Wax that is Hard To Remove then you ….JUST KIDDING!!

It’s a “Burr Remover” or in some cases a Tool that “Bevels” the Inside Edge of a Pipe.

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#7 posted 01-16-2012 02:27 AM

It’s a hemrhoid remover for people that enjoy pain! Or a primitive dental tool!

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#8 posted 01-16-2012 02:37 AM

Pipe reamer. For removing the burr on steel pipe when it is cut with a pipe cutter (as opposed to a hacksaw or Sawzall). It ratchets because it is not an easy operation by hand.

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#9 posted 01-16-2012 03:23 AM

Yeah!! I have used them for both burrs on conduit and ear wax.

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#10 posted 01-16-2012 03:48 AM

An 18th century surgical instrument for hemorrhoid removal? OUCH!!! ;>)

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#11 posted 01-16-2012 05:26 AM

Ya’ll are all wrong. It’s an ejection tool to remove daughter’s boyfriends from your couch once they’ve pissed you off.

Sorry. Couldn’t resist and my daughter’s new boyfriend just left when he seen I wasn’t exactly a happy camper with his lousy attitude.


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#12 posted 01-16-2012 06:36 AM

what? ya’ll no what that is! its a taper drilling thing a ma gig. when u need a tapered hole thats the drill to do it.


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#13 posted 01-16-2012 08:31 AM


Years ago, when my daughters discoverede boys (and vise-versa), I hit upon a plan that actually worked for a few years. I waited until the third day of the school year, walked into the building (I was presodent of the PTA so I could just walk in), picked a guy at random, beat the crap outa him and left him lying, twitching with bone ends protruding, in a pool of blood. Before leaving, I would drop a picture of each daughter on his chest. Worked like magic; for a while.


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#14 posted 01-16-2012 06:11 PM

Steve, I hope that was a joke. :-)

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#15 posted 01-17-2012 03:41 AM

Why would it be a joke?
This guy last night caught me off guard. I usually have at least one firearm needing cleaning that I make sure to be working on when daughter’s boyfriends decide to make a visit. It helps more when I remind them that I know every hill and hollow within a fifty mile radius in which to get rid of a body.


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