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Chamber reamers - How and How often to sharpen

 
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:05 AM
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Re: Chamber reamers - How and How often to sharpen

Reamers get smaller with wear. They are made to be reground.

To my door A piloted PT&G reamer cost $152.00. I own 4, .308 reamers with differing throats. Each has cut several hundred chambers. I have 3, .223 reamers and each has cut several hundred chambers.

I have a .243 reamer that was reground from a .260 reamer that has several hundred chambers cut on it.

I have several 6mm BR and 6mmBRX reamers each having several hundred chambers on them.

I have a 6.5 x .284 that havs been reground and a .284 that has been reground. All cut great chambers.

I treat my reamers with great care. I don't loan reamers either.

Many of my customrs buy their own reamers and keep them for future chambers. I have had customers return after having another smith use their reamer and they be dull or chipped. Reamers that are not used with a high preasure flush system and a high quality cooland lubricant receive a lot more wear and tear.

Nat Lambeth
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:07 AM
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Re: Chamber reamers - How and How often to sharpen

+1 /\

A high speed steel reamer from PTG should last well over 100+ chamber jobs provided the tool isn't abused.

It is just a reamer, just like any other reamer used in a conventional machine shop.


Be that as it may, if the tool dulls up, send it to PTG and they'll do you right. David Kiff is a top shelf guy.

Good luck.

Chad

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