EMT Reamer

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Old 12-18-04, 09:43 AM
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EMT Reamer

I understand all cut EMT should be reamed.
I tried to buy an EMT reamer at Home Depot without success. The guy there said he never carried such an item. ---"Go try plumbing."
Any thoughts?
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Bill
 
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Old 12-18-04, 09:56 AM
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Most all pipe cutters have a pipe reamer built-in.
 
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Old 12-18-04, 10:13 AM
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Reamer

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Old 12-18-04, 11:03 AM
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Thanks, Roger

Thanks, Roger for suggesting the exact item!
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Old 12-18-04, 12:52 PM
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DO NOT use a tubing cutter to cut electrical conduit!! IT make a serious burr in the end of the conduit which would need to be reamed a lot. This burr will cut into any conductors very easily.

EMT must be cut with a hacksaw and the small burrs cleaned up with a flie or a counduit reaming fitting on a screw driver like below. If you will do any amout of conduit work one of these is a must have.http://www.service.kleintools.com/Ma...85191_ICON.JPG
 
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Thanks, Charles and Chuck!

Thanks, Charles and Chuck for the Kelin tool info
 
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Old 12-18-04, 01:45 PM
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Speedy is correct and I probably should be spanked for not telling you to pay attention to the burr the cutter makes and be sure to ream this burr out. The hacksaw is the preferred method and the burr it makes is easily removed with the "conduit tool" Speedy suggests. I deleted the post as to not confuse using the cutter in preference to a hacksaw.
 
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Yes, the Klien reamer is good. I also use a step drill in a battery drill that works super, powered reamer. Hacksaw is the most common method but I use a metal chopsaw, its even better, faster and makes square cuts, then ream with the drill.
 
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Thanks for your suggestions!

Thanks for your suggestions!
 
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