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Jan 30, 2013, 04:06 PM
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Wow, thanks Quad, I had no clue there was such a device...
I used a small blade and turned it repeatedly to peel off the inside and make to hole larger; and guess what now it's too large so I used some tape over the shaft to make it a perfect fit.
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Jan 30, 2013, 04:09 PM
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Wow, thanks Quad, I had no clue there was such a device...
I used a small blade and turned it repeatedly to peel off the inside and make to hole larger; and guess what now it's too large so I used some tape over the shaft to make it a perfect fit.
If you notice some vibrations when you spool up that means the hole you reamed out isn't even (or you prop is unbalanced). That's the nice thing about a prop reamer, it will ensure that you get a uniform hole in the hub.
Jan 30, 2013, 04:12 PM
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i always just use a drill press
Jan 30, 2013, 04:18 PM
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i always just use a drill press
That works great if you have one already but if not a $10 reamer is what you want...
Jan 30, 2013, 06:04 PM
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A prop reamer in a drill press works even better. I just put my prop reamer in my cordless drill and have at it.
Jan 30, 2013, 06:12 PM
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A prop reamer in a drill press works even better. I just put my prop reamer in my cordless drill and have at it.
Is that an IBEW supplied tool??
Jan 30, 2013, 06:16 PM
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The drill, yes. The prop reamer not so much
Jan 30, 2013, 06:17 PM
No, I won't ship it. Don't ask
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Losi, you're an IBEW electrician? I'm from Local 16.
Jan 30, 2013, 06:27 PM
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The drill, yes. The prop reamer not so much
Figures!
Jan 30, 2013, 06:29 PM
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If you notice some vibrations when you spool up that means the hole you reamed out isn't even (or you prop is unbalanced). That's the nice thing about a prop reamer, it will ensure that you get a uniform hole in the hub.
thanks, I guess I have to buy a prop balancer now...
Jan 30, 2013, 07:04 PM
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thanks, I guess I have to buy a prop balancer now...
Yea... you need one of those too! But if you need a redneck engineered one for the moment you can simply secure a screw driver to the edge of a counter (duct tape works great! ) and put the prop on there. It's definitely not perfect but it will get you in the ballpark.
Jan 30, 2013, 07:43 PM
Barefoot Birkinsomething
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or just buy xoar props as they are pre balanced i know you are supposed to check them, but any more i just check if i have a bad vibration. otherwise game on
Jan 30, 2013, 08:51 PM
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Losi, you're an IBEW electrician? I'm from Local 16.
I'm not Losi, but was a member of Local 34, Peoria, Il., for just shy of 26 years...

SteveT.
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Jan 30, 2013, 08:54 PM
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Yea... you need one of those too! But if you need a redneck engineered one for the moment you can simply secure a screw driver to the edge of a counter (duct tape works great! ) and put the prop on there. It's definitely not perfect but it will get you in the ballpark.
thats a good trick; poor man's balancer will do that instead for now...
Jan 30, 2013, 09:05 PM
No, I won't ship it. Don't ask
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I'm not Losi, but was a member of Local 34, Peoria, Il., for just shy of 26 years...

SteveT.
Cool. I just finished my apprenticeship 2 years ago, so I haven't had to travel much yet, thankfully.


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