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  • Reaming Brass

    I am having trouble reaming brass. I get chatter and the ream jams in the hole. the size is 3/8 and it is a hand ream.
    I would appreciate any advise

  • #2
    What size hole you drilling before you ream? I probably wouldn't leave any more than 1/64 for that size ream.
    Jonathan P.

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    • #3
      My first guess would be that the reamer's not sharp enough. A reamer that will happily cut steel can just skid over brass. With a sharp reamer, brass reams really nicely.

      You're sure it's brass, and not one of the hard bronze alloys?

      Ian
      All of the gear, no idea...

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