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I noticed the mechanic at my LBS used a tool to smooth out and bevel the end of the steering tube after cutting it. It looks like a useful tool to smooth out the edge of bar ends as well. It's round and has a cone inside, what is it called? I don't have a picture unfortunately.

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    Do you mean a tubing reamer? homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/1000/d2/… – Daniel R Hicks Sep 24 '17 at 22:48
  • @DanielRHicks The one in the picture is exactly right! Do you know if there is a tool like that made specifically for bike tubes? – Alessandro Cosentino Sep 24 '17 at 22:51
  • Go to your local Menards or Home Despot and see if what they have looks like it would work. – Daniel R Hicks Sep 25 '17 at 1:34
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    Can I suggest tweaking the question? I read it as meaning the tool to cut a corner off the bars for lock-on grips, whereas you're after a reburring tool for a flat straight cut. – Criggie Sep 25 '17 at 5:35
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    If it's just for bar ends run a half-round file without pressure around the inner edge followed by fine sanding paper. – Carel Sep 25 '17 at 7:49
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When the tubing is cut the cutting tool leaves a ridge in the inside of the tube. A reamer removes this rough edge or burr. It is hard to say if your mechanic used a bicycle specific reamer which may be part of a bearing facing tool or a generic deburring tool.

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