EZ Post Hole Reamer – Shop-Vac Assisted 8-Inch
The EZ Post Hole Reamer is a Shop-Vacuum assisted post hole enlarging tool. The tool operates with a standard shop vacuum cleaner. This reamer is specifically designed for most soils, especially hardpan and hard packed clay soils. In addition, it works well in both dry and moist conditions. This reamer works well in most uniform soils. Finally, it works well in any soil that the Holey-Moley Diggers and Core Diggers work in.
The Post Hole Reamer will easily cut through most soils and is a perfect companion for the 6-Inch Post Hole Digger. Because of the its unique design, the EZ Post Hole Reamer easily bores precision 8-⅜ inch diameter holes 4.5 feet deep. Post Hole Digger Vacuum Tube Extensions are available in 30-inch lengths for deeper holes. These are available as accessory items. The shop vacuum assisted Post Hole Reamer can rapidly ream deep, straight, uniform holes at a rate up to 60 inches a minute depending on the soil type. It is presently available only in 8-inch diameter.
EZ Post Hole Reamer Method of Operation
The Post Hole Reamer enlarges 6-inch diameter holes to 8-inches. The reamer cuttings fall into the existing 6 inch hole. As the reamer descends into the hole and comes into contact with the accumulated cuttings near the bottom of the hole the vacuum will suck them up. EZ Post Hole Reamer operation requires an easy back-and-forth rotational movement of 60 to 75 degrees by hand to loosen the soil. Downward progress is rapid. A typical 6 inch hole 5 feet deep can be reamed in less than a minute. After reaming, the Shop Vacuum will easily help you clean up the bottom of the hole.
Some Assembly Required
The EZ Post Hole Reamer is collapsable, and therefore will require some assembly. The pipe sections are easy to assemble with the 5/16-28 screws that come in the kit. These screws are easily put in place with a box or open end wrench. Total assembly time is approximately 3 to 4 minutes.
EZ Post Hole Reamer Options
Option 1 – Complete Assembly – The EZ Post Hole Reamer consists of heavy gage metal pipe with 8 replaceable metal blades. A complete Reamer includes a Handle Assembly and upper extension tube as shown below. The easily assembled parts together with a standard shop vacuum becomes a robust, simple to use, hole-boring machine. When finished the digger will look like the fully assembled digger in the product gallery. You will need a Shop Vacuum described in our section on Selecting a Shop Vacuum. We also have a blog on Digging Holes With A Shop Vac.
Option 2 – Interchangeable Lower Assembly includes the EZ Reamer Head and Lower vacuum tube. For those that already have a 6″ Post Hole Digger or a 6-inch Post Hole Core Digger, this option easily swaps out with those digger heads and lower vacuum tubes. This saves purchasing the complete EZ Post Hole Reamer.
For digging holes in remote locations, where electricity is not available, we offer a Portable Engine Driven Shop Vacuum System. The Portable Engine Driven Shop Vacuum System works exceptionally well with the Post Hole Diggers and the EZ Post Hole Reamer. It was developed by Keene Engineering for dry washers for their gold processing equipment line.
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