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What lube for chambering reamers?

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Unread 02-12-2011, 05:50 PM
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Re: What lube for chambering reamers?

Originally Posted by shortgrass View Post
Tap Magic w/EP-Xtra. $47.50/gal. at www.wttool.com Good old fashioned Dark Threading Oil works , too (less then $20/gal.).

I use Ridged dark thread cutting oil for chambering and threading.

I cut from .015 to ,030 at a time depending on the size of the reamer (small reamers require more
frequent cleaning and less cutting) and clean with air and wipe the reamer clean.

I also use a high pressure lube on the pilot to keep it from marking the rifling.

For the pressure system any good water soluble oil will work.

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Unread 02-12-2011, 06:48 PM
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Re: What lube for chambering reamers?

I use a high pressure flush system chambering. I use Rustlic 255R cut 5:1.
I run about 35 psi during chambering and 75-125 psi flushing. No heat and little wear on my reamers. Ream chambers in 10-15 minutes.

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