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Chamber reamers - How and How often to sharpen

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Unread 07-22-2009, 04:42 PM
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Chamber reamers - How and How often to sharpen

As the title states....

How often do you sharpen reamers?

Preferred method?
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    Unread 07-22-2009, 06:03 PM
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    Re: Chamber reamers - How and How often to sharpen

    When they dull.
    Send to Kiff.
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    +1. Send to Dave Kiff at PTG

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    Reamers have changed over the years.

    M7 tool steel and carbide have revolutionized reamers.

    Modern straight or helical cut, multiple flute, reamers are made to run faster than the older half reamers and 4 flute reamers.

    I ream with a high preasure, high speed flush system with Rustlic 255R cut 5:1.

    I have reamers that have cut several hundred chambers in stainless barrels.

    These reamers are still sharper than old reamers that have cut only one chamber the old method ream, clean and lubricate at low RPMs.

    I have all my reamers sharpened by Dave Kiff at PT&G.

    Nat Lambeth
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    Reamers have changed over the years.

    M7 tool steel and carbide have revolutionized reamers.

    Modern straight or helical cut, multiple flute, reamers are made to run faster than the older half reamers and 4 flute reamers.

    I ream with a high preasure, high speed flush system with Rustlic 255R cut 5:1.

    I have reamers that have cut several hundred chambers in stainless barrels.

    These reamers are still sharper than old reamers that have cut only one chamber the old method ream, clean and lubricate at low RPMs.

    I have all my reamers sharpened by Dave Kiff at PT&G.

    Nat Lambeth

    THANK YOU for the informative answer.....juuuuust a touch better than the other two.
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    Re: Chamber reamers - How and How often to sharpen

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    As the title states....

    How often do you sharpen reamers?

    Preferred method?
    I will be honest with you I have never had a reamer sharpened because if used properly
    they should last 20 to 30 chamberings or more.

    Reamers are not very expensive and at around $110.00 avg. if you use one 25 times before it gets dull the cost per chamber would be $ 4.40 so I would just buy a new reamer and put the
    money for 2 way shipping and the re grind/sharpening towards the new one.

    Even the wild cat/custom reamers @ around $200.00 would only cost $8.00 per chamber and
    the price goes down the longer the reamer last.

    Some smiths say that they get over 200 chambers with there reamers using high pressure
    flushing.

    Just my opinion for what its worth.

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    Re: Chamber reamers - How and How often to sharpen

    Thanks. The 223 AI reamer I own, lasted for 22 quality chambers, CM and SS, and I believe I got my money out of it.

    Appreciate the feedback.
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