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LP Center Hole Corrector Tool
LP Center Hole Corrector Tool

LP Center Hole Corrector Tool

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Fix That Small LP Hole

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LP Spindle Hole Corrector Tool for 33RPM Records

.:Corrects Undersized LP Record Spindle Holes:.

If you haven't run into an LP with an undersized center hole, you will and it, of course, will be when you are entertaining others and you will end up flexing your LP dramatically to try to get it back off of that spindle. Yes, its quite a show when it happens. Some LPs simply came out of the factory with a center hole at the low end of the RIAA approved range or even lower, while some spindles are made on purpose at the high end of the RIAA specifications of 0.284 - 0.287" (see pic) with the thinking that holes would be uniformly sized within spec. and not below.

When you run into this you have a few options, including:

  • Don't play the record
  • Find a table with a smaller spindle.
  • Ream it out with a tapered reamer, X-acto knife, half of a pair of scissors, or sand paper etc.
  • Buy a 7.3mm bit on Amazon with a nice handle attached for $49.99! (as of Jan. 2018)
  • Consider our handle-less 7.3mm bit for just $12 delivered 'cause you can handle it....literally.

We believe that to save $38, you can hack your own handle. Just wrap some tape around it to hack a handle, put it in a cordless drill like any other bit or possibly turn it by hand as it will only take a few turns to resize your spindle hole because what you really want is a correctly sized hole without the debris sandpaper would leave in your grooves. Our solution, just like the $50 version elsewhere is 0.287402" / 7.3mm, (0.000402" inches over spec) the closest possible bit solution. Its 135° angled cutting edges will give you the biggest possible shavings which is what you want so debris can't collect inside your grooves.

5 Stars
Great Tool
Great tool - works without a handle by twisting slowly through the hole. Saves the struggle of wrenching the LP off the spindle, and leaves no slippage.
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Reviewed by:  from Garden Grove. on 8/14/2018
5 Stars
Clever Tool
I can't recall how many times I've needed something like this, but resorted to pencils, pens, pocket knives, etc. It never occurred to me that correctly sized drill bit would do the trick so nicely. Clever idea and perfect solution.
Helpful?  1 of 1 Found Helpful
Reviewed by:  from Denton, TX. on 11/22/2019
5 Stars
Perfect size
It's a drill bit that's the perfect size for l.p. spindle holes. Good quality. Would be easier to use with a handle but works without one. Just turn it slow and easy. Perfect size hole.
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Reviewed by:  from Montrose. on 1/13/2020
5 Stars
LP Center Hole Corrector Tool
Fancy name for a drill bit, but does exactly what it claims. A perfect addition to the bag of tricks.
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Reviewed by:  from New York. on 1/20/2020
4 Stars
Hole Corrector Bit.
It's a 7.3 millimeter drill bit. It's the correct size to fix an undersized center hole in a record. It does exactly that. A little pricey, but you only need to buy it once. No other tools needed to use it. If you don't have one in your toolbox, go ahead and buy it.
Reviewed by:  from Northern Kentucky. on 11/10/2020

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