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    De-burring nipple holes?

    What tool do you use to de-burr nipples holes when required?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clipped_in View Post
    What tool do you use to de-burr nipples holes when required?
    On the rare occasion I have needed to do this, I simply used a phillips head scredriver. If you are talking about deburring the holes in the rim's spoke bed, then a large drill bit works well - you do it by hand just twisting the bit with your bare (or gloved) hands.

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    Thanks for the reply Kerry. Just as I had envisioned it...
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    I use a deburring bit similar to the 1/4" size in this set: https://www.amazon.com/Degree-Indust...=deburring+bit , I bought it at an Ace Hardware years ago but can't find a photo. I put it in my electric drill. It only has a single cutter and no sharp point. It will not enlarge the hole in the spoke bed, only give it a uniformly smooth edge.

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    A metal deburring knife is best, but an exacto blade will do on both aluminum and CF.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdhbrad View Post
    I use a deburring bit similar to the 1/4" size in this set: https://www.amazon.com/Degree-Indust...=deburring+bit , I bought it at an Ace Hardware years ago but can't find a photo. I put it in my electric drill. It only has a single cutter and no sharp point. It will not enlarge the hole in the spoke bed, only give it a uniformly smooth edge.
    Last time I did this, I just used a plain drill bit a little larger than the hole diameter. Hand held with very gentle pressure, of course.

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