- Feb 1View SourceSo you can ream long holes?
On 02/01/2014 01:46 PM, Rick Sparber wrote:
Can someone explain to me why reamers always have such long shanks?
Being retired and weather bound to the house, I spend a lot of time in my shop during
the winter. It is times like this when I notice the little things that bug me.
For the last couple months I got tired of trying to set up my round column mill to be at the right height to match the tooling to the job.
In my narrow scope of work, I have never needed a real long reamer.
So, I cut the length of the shafts on all my ± .001" fixed size reamers to match the length of the pilot drill required.
Since I like to keep these in the factory pouch, I cut up a wood dowel to make plugs
to keep the reamers from sliding so far into the pockets that I can't grab them.
I have several reamers over 1/2" in size. I have already cut some of them to the length
of my Silver & Demming drill bits.
I should have done this years ago. I cannot overstate how convenient it has been.
Larry in WV