Re: Min or Max Saami Spec Reamers
Manson makes a floating holder, but, his company also makes tools and does a da^% fine job of it, too. I've tried most all the tool makers we hear about on the web and some, very few have heard of, and I'll choose a Dave Manson reamer over most. His turn around times are very good and customer service is second to none. Tools from him are right the first time. As for 'floating holders', yes , I use one. Mine is unique to my lathe, as it was made after a couple of days of leveling and alinement and then all work possible was done buy feeding the work, held in the tail stock, into the tools held in the 4 jaw chuck. The same process used by machine manufactueres when they make tool holders for their machines (only they usually use collets). That tool holder becomes 'dedicated' to that particular place on that particular machine and may not be accurate if used on another machine. It makes it very easy to make a chamber the same size as the reamer. I use a 'floating' holder instead of a 'pusher' because my feed rates are higher than most use, made possible by, my home made, pressure flush coolant system. My 'shadow graph' has a cover over it, but not coffee cups and dust!
"Shoots real good!": definition; it didn't blow-up in my face. 1993 graduate Montgomery Community College 2yr. gunsmithing program