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Thread: Looking for a source of extra long stubby drills and reamers

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    Boolit Master Tokarev's Avatar
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    Aug 2007
    Canada (North of upstate NY)

    Looking for a source of extra long stubby drills and reamers

    Wanting to experiment with making my own rifled barrels, I tried to find sources of drills and reamers. Found none. Any tips?

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    Boolit Grand Master

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    Mar 2013
    Northwest Ohio
    Drilling that hole from scratch requires some specialized tools and techniques. oil thru drills help a lot with chip management and heat. pec drilling also is a way of managing chips and helps a lot. coolant thru the blank is a plus when reaming and finish drilling.

    Pec drilling drills a small distance removes the drill and does it again. on cnc or true deep hole machines this is a simple program or cam setting and the drill s removed at close to rapid travel and insert the same. On a manual machine 20" at .100 a pec is a lot of cranking.

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