Through barrel flush cutting fluid

jrock

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Wonder what cutting fluid people are using for through barrel flush systems?

I'm currently using a high concentration water based fluid as it seems to cut better dimensionally. Maybe it's my technique more than the fluid. PT&G recommends a petroleum based fluid for better reamer life. Anyone experience shorter reamer life when using a water based fluid?
 

tobnpr

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I run Oatey/Ridgid dark through mine, cut with a little ATF.
Dave Tooley runs this stuff- I may give it a try, though I'm fine with the results using dark sulfurized cutting oil.


If you like the results you're getting, why switch? Reamers are like barrels, like tires on a truck, right?
I just don't see cost at $150/reamer, getting 15-20 (or more) chambers being a limiting factor.
 

tobnpr

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^^^
Yep, that's usually my philosophy.
That said, in this discipline, we're always looking for ways to tweak our methods/procedures in pursuit of the best job we can possibly do. I'm guilty of getting too far into the weeds on a lot of things myself...

At the end of the day, I tell myself that if it doesn't translate to an improvement at the target it's usually irrelevant.
 
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