HAM Radio 101

Word of the Day: Deburring–and Why It’s Important!

Any Ham Radio do-it-yourselfer who has suffered a painful cut while working with machined metal or plastic tubing knows the importance of today’s Word of the Day—Deburring. Taking the time to remove burrs—those thin, knife-sharp raised edges that appear after cutting or drilling—can ensure your projects look great and tubing sections fit properly without any hassle. DX Engineering offers two types of deburring devices: Tube Deburring Reamers and the Adjustable Deburring Tool.

DX Engineering reversible reamer-style deburrers feature hardened steel cutting surfaces arranged in a conical shape. Both the interior and exterior of the tool’s cone may be used to smooth the rough edges of the inside and outside of the cut ends of pipe and tubing, whether made of aluminum, fiberglass, copper, steel, or plastic. The DXE-UT-2125 tube deburring tool works on all tubing and pipe sizes from 3/8 to 2-1/8 inches O.D. The DXE-UT-3500 tool covers sizes from 1-7/8 to 3-1/2 inches O.D. The complete tool kit, DXE-UT-KIT-DBR, includes both sizes of conical tools, a small adjustable hand deburrer, a half round file and carrying case.

DX Engineering’s Adjustable Deburring Tool (DXE-22600) is handy for cleaning burrs after cutting or drilling aluminum, steel, cast iron or brass. This rugged hand tool features an adjustable length blade holder to allow access to burrs deep inside tubing or other hard to reach places.


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