Wyatt White featured the many uses of the Beadalon Battery Operated Bead Reamer in last week's Facebook Live Video . Did you know that the BOBR is a quick and easy way to enlarge the holes of beads to fit over thicker stringing material? It won't make a hole, you need a drill and a different technique for that, but the BOBR will make short work of making an existing hole bigger. Always ream underwater! That means that the tip of the BOBR and the bead that you are reaming are under water. This keeps the bead and the tip from overheating. Hold the bead either with your fingers or a fiber tipped tweezers . Put it into the water and depress the button. Push and pull up and down until the hole is the right size on one side. Then, flip the bead over and repeat on the other side. Take it nice and slow. Pro Tip from Wyatt: When you cut crystal, the hole will frost because of the vibrations of the reaming. You can restore some of the shininess by putting a bit of GS Hypo Ce
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