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david pierce
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Tom,
That is true. Also, a reamer should only remove a couple of thousandths of metal. Its purpose is only to size the hole but many people try to use a reamer as the final drill size; bad idea! I like to drill first up to about .015 inches under, then use a boreing bar to get the hole to within a few thousandths undersize, then use the reamer for the final size. For a hole requiring extreme precision such as a valve guide that must prevent oil leakage or an ejector pin on a plastic injection mold, the hole would be reamed slightly undersize (.0001) and then lapped or honed with a SUNNIN HONING MACHINE.
david

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