8 Inch EZ Post Hole Reamer
The EZ Post Hole Reamer is a Shop-Vacuum assisted post hole enlarging tool. As with our diggers, this tool also operates with a standard shop vacuum cleaner. As the EZ Reamer nears the bottom of the hole, the vacuum extracts the loose soil. The specific design of this reamer is to enlarge 6-inch holes. The reamer has a 6″ pilot tube to maintain perfect alignment. This reamer works in the same soils as the post hole and core diggers. It works especially well in hardpan and hard packed clay soils. In addition, it works well in both dry and moist conditions. 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. Reaming a typical 6-inch hole, 5 feet deep, takes 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. The vacuum tubing sections are easy to assemble with the 5/16-28 bolts that come in the kit. A box, open end or Crescent wrench works well for installing the bolts. 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 Assembly includes a Handle Assembly, an upper extension tube, lower vacuum tube and the EZ reamer head as shown below. The easily assembled parts, together with a standard shop vacuum, becomes a robust, simple to use, hole-enlarging tool. You will need a Shop Vacuum described in our section on Selecting a Shop Vacuum. We recommend a shop vacuum with 2-1/2″ for best results. We also have a blog on Digging Holes With A Shop Vac.
Option 2 – Quick Change Head – The 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″ 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.
EZ Reamer blades are replaceable
The EZ Reamer has eight blades, 4 scraper and 4 saw blades. These blades are easy to replace.
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.