35301RE: [MILL_DRILL] Fixed an annoyance
- Feb 1, 2014
It would be really tricky to drill holes that deep. The “self centering” theory sounds more reasonable but certainly has its limitations too.
So 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
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