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Old 01-07-2014, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default What's The Best Reamer?

I am looking for a good reamer to replace the one I have and I am looking for opinions on what you think is the best 3mm reamer for suspension parts?
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I picked up a Hudy last year. The pin fit is very good after using it.
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+1 to that
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Old 01-08-2014, 09:21 AM   #4
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From personal experience, I have had nothing but great success using the Dynamite Suspension Arm Reamer 1/8" for use on my touring car.

It's not a 3mm as you queried about, but they do have a 3mm one as well.

Dynamtie Suspension Arm Reamer 3mm

Have had no binding of my hinge pins to date.
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I've had pretty good success using a 3mm drill bit (by hand).

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My friends Hudy did alright, but was not overly impressed for the price. They work good on hard graphite, but on soft plastic it is average. Dynamite makes some descent tools.
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I've had pretty good success using a 3mm drill bit (by hand).
If one is on a budget, that will surely work.

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Dynamite makes some descent tools.
I do agree with you about Dynamite tools. I own their nut drivers, hex wrenches and reamers. (Over a year old, plenty usage and still in excellent condition.)

On a side note, not only are good quality tools important; proper usage will increase their lifespan and prevent stripping of hex screws etc.
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Hudy arm reemers are excellent and stay sharp for a long time. Slightly more expensive than the others but in my experience very worth it indeed.
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My Hudy reamer had the tip snap off!
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IMO, the hudys are the best. i had some ofnas and hobbico's in the past but the hudy has so far been the best.

On a budget?? the VP Pro's are good as well i think they run for about 15 to 20 dollars for a 4mm and 3mm reamer.
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My Hudy reamer had the tip snap off!
I wouldn't use them to pry with then. My Hudy works great as well. However since switching to Xray cars it very rarely gets used.
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Do a search on http://www.mcmaster.com for a 3mm straight flute reamer. They are about $30 but are super precise, within 0.0076mm. Part number is 30545A65.
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