We were first introduced to one of these tools at the Media Lab, where we immediately fell in love with the easy-to-use tool that cleans up edges and curves with a smooth swipe. Deburring tools are traditionally used for cut tubing and pipe, to get rid of the gunk left over from saw cuts.
But they’re also excellent for cleaning up drill holes / making countersinks, and for 3D printed parts where-ever you want to smooth corners and edges. We’ve even used them to enlarge holes if you just need a li’l more clearance!
Using a deburring tool is simple – the blade snaps into a smoothly rotating roller bearing, so you can replace it when it gets dull. Insert or place the blade against the edge to clean up, then swipe while using your thumb to supporting a smooth motion. It might take a few tries your first time to get the hang of the pressure needed to make an even slice. The sharp blade can be used on various metals and plastics – anything softer than stainless steel.
Jonard’s deburring tool is designed for deburring the insides of microduct tubes. This tool is perfect for preparing the insides of fiber optic microduct tubes for termination and removing debris from 3D printed parts. Replacement blades made from tempered high-speed steel (HSS) are also available.
Blade made from tempered HSS for maximum sharpness and durability
Ergonomic rubberized handle provides a secure and comfortable grip while deburring
S-shaped blade cleanly deburrs the edges and insides of microduct tubes
Can be used on brass, steel, aluminum, copper, or PVC pipes
This tool is great for prototypers and makers – you can skip the sandpaper or filing and since the part is hand-held while deburring you don’t have to worry about clamping or jigging.
Don’t forget to pick up some spare DB-5RB blades for when they get dull from use.
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