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Forum topic by jman75 posted 07-13-2014 11:49 PM 885 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-13-2014 11:49 PM

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Anyone know what kind of bit this is? Acquired it from a friend and tried looking up the numbers and company but I got nothing!


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#1 posted 07-13-2014 11:56 PM

Looks like a “Star Bit” for drilling concrete. Impact, not rotary action.
Well used.

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#2 posted 07-14-2014 12:05 AM

I know the person who had it used a metal lathe so I thought it was somewhere along those lines

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#3 posted 07-14-2014 12:11 AM

It is a metal ream, designed to fit in a morse taper socket. It won’t last too long in a concrete application as its intent is to provide a very precise diameter in a blind or through hole.

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#4 posted 07-14-2014 12:26 AM

I was going to say some kind of ream, but yeti beat me to it.

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#5 posted 07-14-2014 12:28 AM

Ream.

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#6 posted 07-14-2014 12:50 AM

It’s a reamer the size should be on the shank. It’s for making a hole an exact size after it’s been bored. Using one on a large hand held drill is not a fun job. But the steel they are made makes good knives.

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#7 posted 07-14-2014 04:23 AM

What size is it? I do a fair amount of turning on the lathe and could always use one more reamer.

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#8 posted 07-14-2014 06:00 AM

It is a 3/8…but I have a few more

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#9 posted 07-14-2014 02:33 PM

This is actually reamer for making very exact holes in metal. I don’t think it is sharp enough for boring/reaming wood.

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#10 posted 07-17-2014 07:27 PM

I’m sure the previous replies have already nailed what this piece is, but I noticed during disassembly of my drill press, that the star-shaped end showed up. I think it’s the gear that turns the quill shaft.

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