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Scrapers, Knives, Reamers, Planes and Cutting Tools for Violin Makers

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Cutting Tools

Model/Price
7 piece set of small scraper blades made of Swedish steel, assorted shapes. Thickness 0.4 mm, from 27 x 45 mm to 50 x 110 mm in size. Item #80-500
$45.00
  Violin/viola peg hole reamer (Mini) for enlarging the holes for the pegs and endpins of violins and violas with the correct 1:30 taper. Approx. thickness: 4mm to 8mm. Made in the USA. Item #80-561
$80.00
Violin/viola peg hole reamer for enlarging the holes for the pegs and endpins of violins and violas with the correct 1:30 taper. Approx. thickness: 5.5mm to 10mm. Made in the USA. Item #80-563
$70.00
  Spiral violin/viola peg hole reamer 1:30 taper. Made in the USA. Item #80-5636
$89.00
  As above, TiN coated. Made in the USA. (Titanium Nitride adds extra hardness) Item #80-5636T
Inquire
Cello peg reamer for enlarging the holes for the pegs of cellos with the correct 1:25 taper. For cello endpins use the cello endpin reamer below. Approx. thickness: 8mm to 15mm. Made in the USA. Item #80-564
$150.00
  Spiral cello peg hole reamer 1:25 taper. Made in the USA. Item #80-5646
$180.00
  As above, TiN coated. Made in the USA. (Titanium Nitride adds extra hardness) Item #80-5646T
Inquire
Violin/Viola Peg shaver, adjustable. Made in the USA. Item #80-566
$92.00
Blade for violin peg shaver, above Item #80-5665
$17.25
Cello Peg shaver, adjustable. Made in the USA. Item #80-566C
$130.00
Blade for cello peg shaver, above Item #80-5666
$26.00
Cello endpin reamer

1:17 taper, Approx. thickness: 15mm to 27.5mm. Made in the USA.
Item #80-569
$230.00
  Bass Endpin reamer

1:17 taper, Approx. thickness: 36mm - 23mm. Made in the USA.
Item #80-571
$475.00
End pin reamer for cello and bass, 1:17 taper, 39-21mm. German made Item #80-573
$462.00
  More peg reamers/shapers on our Herdim tool page  

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Purfling Tools
Violin Maker Derek Roberts illustrates the process of inlaying purfling.

Model/Price

MACH purfling marker (cutter, scribe) Suitable for violin, viola, cello and bass.

This model offers lots of ajustability and is very comfortable to use and easy to control. Made in Canada.

Item #80-5M1
$55.00
Replacement blades (set of 2) for MACH purfling marker Item #80-5M1.X
$30.00
IBEX purfling marker (cutter, scribe) Suitable for violin, viola, cello and guitar. Item #80-567
$70.00
IBEX Purfling Cutter Replacement Blade Replacement blades (set of 2) for IBEX purfling cutter Item #80-5675
$17.25
Purfling Pick/Groove Cleaner
For removing wood from the purfling channel
Item #80-568
$13.00

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Pfeil Knives, with rosewood handle

Model/Price
Pfeil Knives with Swiss made blades that are tapered on both sides. Rosewood handles with secure one-screw fastener for easy replacement of blades (Has blade hardness rating of 60RC). Item #8D-594H
$30.50
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Pfeil Knife Blades Only (Replacement blades for above)

Model/Price
These Swiss made knife blades are used for the Pfeil Knives above (Has blade hardness rating of 60RC). Item #8D-5940
$18.50
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Kogatana Knife Blades Only

Model/Price
Made in Japan, these 3-layer laminated construction makes it easier to re-sharpen, remains sharpened longer and provides wear resistance (Has blade hardness rating of 58RC). Item #8D-5960
$27.00
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GoldSteel Knives, with handle

Model/Price
Knives, GoldSteel, made in Germany. Hardwood handles. With
Handle
Goldsteel, 6 mm Item #80-59H.06
$54.60
Goldsteel, 8 mm Item #80-59H.08
$54.60
Goldsteel, 10 mm Item #80-59H.10
$56.70
Goldsteel, 12 mm Item #80-59H.12
$58.80
Goldsteel, 15 mm Item #80-59H.15
$60.90
Goldsteel, 18 mm Item #80-59H.18
$63.00

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GoldSteel Knife blades, no handle

Price
  GoldSteel, blade only, made in Germany. Without
Handle
Goldsteel, 4mm Item #80-590.04
$36.75
Goldsteel, 6 mm Item #80-590.06
$36.75
Goldsteel, 8 mm Item #80-590.08
$35.70
Goldsteel, 10 mm Item #80-590.10
$35.70
Goldsteel, 12 mm Item #80-590.12
$39.90
Goldsteel, 15 mm Item #80-590.15
$42.00
Goldsteel, 18 mm Item #80-590.18
$44.10

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Saw Tools/Saws NEW!

Model/Price

Handiwork Backsaw, wood, 150mm NEW!


Blade length: 150mm
Overall length: 290mm
Blade width 36mm
Item #8D-2714
$32.00

Kataba Compact Japan Saw, 180mm NEW!


Blade length: 180mm
Overall length: 395mm
Blade width: 50mm
Blade thickness: 0.5mm
Setting: 0.8mm
Crosscut teeth: 1.5mm
Item #8D-2845
$42.00

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IBEX Instrument Makers Planes, Silicon Bronze

Price

Round bottom 25 mm, 8 mm blade

Item #80-501
$76.00
Round bottom 30 mm, 10 mm blade Item #80-502
$80.00
Round bottom 36 mm, 12 mm blade Item #80-503
$85.00
Round bottom 47 mm, 18 mm blade Item #80-504
$99.00
Flat bottom 60 mm, 22.5 mm blade Item #80-505
$117.00
Flat bottom 90 mm, incl. 27.5mm standard blade only Item #80-520
$229.00
Round bottom 90 mm, incl. 27.5mm standard blade only Item #80-525
$229.00

Replacement Blades for Ibex Planes

These blades are replacement and optional toothed blades for Ibex planes. Toothed blades are recommended for planing figured maple to help prevent tearing of wood.
Ibex Plane model 80-501 80-502 80-503 80-504 80-505 80-520 80-525
Size 8 mm 10 mm 12 mm 18mm 22.5 mm 27.5 mm 27.5 mm
Shape Round Round Round Round Flat Flat Round
Standard Blade Item #80-506.08
$26.00
Item #80-506.10
$26.00
Item #80-506.12
$26.00
Item #80-506.18
$26.00
Item #80-508
$30.50
Item #80-527F
$32.50
Item #80-527R
$32.50
Toothed Blade Item #80-507.08
$28.00
Item #80-507.10
$28.00
Item #80-507.12
$28.00
Item #80-507.18
$28.00
Item #80-509
$30.50
Item #80-528F
$32.50
Item #80-528R
$32.50

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