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Old 11-01-2010, 09:36 PM
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Tight Reamer

Hello, I have only chambered about a dozen barrels and ran into a situation I haven't run into before. On a SS and a CM barrel the reamer got tight and was hard to pull out. They were 2 different calibers with new reamers. It felt like the chips weren't moving out of the way while reaming and getting between the reamer and the barrel. I have been using the dark heavy cutting oil. Anyone have any ideas on what I might be doing wrong?

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Wayne
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:51 PM
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Re: Tight Reamer

How often are you cleaning the reamer and chamber. I've found that my chambers come out cleaner/ smoother if I clean every .030-.040" while reaming the chamber. If you're not cleaning the reamer and chamber at lest every 1/4 -3/8" the reamer will sieze everytime.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:03 AM
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Re: Tight Reamer

Who made the reamer?
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:10 AM
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Re: Tight Reamer

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How often are you cleaning the reamer and chamber. I've found that my chambers come out cleaner/ smoother if I clean every .030-.040" while reaming the chamber. If you're not cleaning the reamer and chamber at lest every 1/4 -3/8" the reamer will sieze everytime.
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The reamer should be removed and cleaned as stated unless you have a high pressure
lube system that will flush as you ream.

If your not having this in the beginning (Sometimes the pilot/bore fit is not good) Then it is probably the cleaning redjument.

The only other thing I can think of is spindle speed and feed pressure on the reamer.

Good luck.

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Old 11-02-2010, 09:38 AM
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Re: Tight Reamer

Thanks guys. I do remove and clean every 0.050". I run the lathe at 90 rpm. Sometimes I will go up to 120 rpm. I feed the reamer appox. 0.005"-0.008" per second. Do you think thats too slow or too fast?
Thanks again for the in put.
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:54 AM
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Thanks guys. I do remove and clean every 0.050". I run the lathe at 90 rpm. Sometimes I will go up to 120 rpm. I feed the reamer appox. 0.005"-0.008" per second. Do you think thats too slow or too fast?
Thanks again for the in put.
Wayne
I like to hold the reamer with a live center and a tap handel so that I can feel the reamer
cutting, and 30 to 40 thousandths is normally max depending on the reamer.

Some reamers load up with .030 feed so I back of and feed .020 to .025.

Most reamer makers say that you can run faster than I do but I dont have a lube system "YET"
and I run 40 to 70 spindle RPM to keep from heating the reamer any. also at these speeds I can feel the instant it loads up and needs to be cleaned.

I know this slows down the chambering job but not by much and my reamers are extremely
sharp after a dozen uses.

Everyone has there way of doing chambers and this is mine.

PS: The smaller the reamer the quicker it will load up because of the depth of the flutes. On the 17 HMRs I can only feed
.010 to .015 without cleaning.

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Old 11-02-2010, 10:03 AM
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Re: Tight Reamer

Thanks again JE. It sounds like it's in the way that I am feeding the reamer. I will try feeding less and see what that does for me.

Have a great day
Wayne
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