Cutting conduit leaves sharp edges that can nick and penetrate wire insulation, especially when pulling wire. The rough edges also can make it difficult to attach fittings. Klein makes a screwdriver specifically for reaming conduit. As a bonus they also provide a hood around the screwdriver blade, to make tightening conduit fittings easier.
The reamer cleans both the inside and outside of 1/2″, 3/4″, and 1″ conduit with a replaceable reaming blade. A 1/16″ hex socket set screw holds the reaming blade in place. Klein designed the screwdriver’s thick, hooded screwdriver blade to hold up to the most demanding jobs. The hood surrounds the fitting screw head, so the standard screwdriver blade doesn’t slip from the screw. Of course, Klein claims their distinctive, cushion-grip handle provides both comfort and more reaming torque.
Expect to pay anywhere from $18 to $30 for this tool. Greenlee makes an almost identical tool for around $20.
- Klein’s website makes linking to specific products difficult. Sometimes I can find a tool-specific link that leads directly to a tool, and sometimes I can’t. Unfortunately, the Conduit Fitting and Reaming Screwdriver is an example of a tool which I can’t link directly.