reamer rentals

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by lazylabs, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone tried the reamer rental places? I am really just building for myself any maybe one other of the same caliber. I am getting a really expensive stack of once used reamers maybe renting makes more sense? Experiences?
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Reamers are very cheep compaired to the cost of a custom rifle,and
    not knowing how many times or how much abuse they have on them
    I wont use them.

    But if you know the smith and he /she keeps track of how many time's
    they have been used you may be all right .

    You may want to rent yours out if you can trust the person to take care
    of them.

    Or sell them.

    Just my opinion
    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    I was looking at elk ridge or 4D rentals.... I am not sure if they track number of uses or if condition is hit or miss. I know the reamers are not that expensive in the overall scheme but I have probably 10 so over a kilo buck that isn't going to get used. I also hate to sell them, take the loss and then need it again........hummmm
     
  4. specweldtom

    specweldtom Well-Known Member

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    I have been afraid to rent a reamer because I don't know if or how the rental place keeps track of tolerances and sharpness.

    There are only a couple of guys that I would borrow a reamer from, and they know that I will lend mine to them. Only a couple, though.

    My opinion, Tom
     
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  5. fireball168

    fireball168 Active Member

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    I've rented from Fred at 4-D several times.

    The reamers are always pristine, I've thought more than once that they were new(and likely were).
     
  6. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    I noticed on the 4D site they didn't mention if they were piloted reamers or solid.... If piloted I wonder if they would send you multiple pilot sizes? Was there any problem when you returned them? I worry that even if you take good care of the reamer they will find a way to ding you on the deposit. Thanks
     
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    Bug Active Member

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    I'm in the same boat. I've heard a few stories... Who knows? Anyway, I sent you a P.M. Let me know.......................Bug.
     
  9. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    I checked the co-op thing out. It may be a little scary for me. I am not super interested in the available list. I guess I will probably just keep eating the cost and saving that portion of the stress. I have a couple friends that are doing the stuff for a living so I will give them my reamers for help or wierd stuff that is beyond my capabilities to build. Thanks for the responses.