The bore size and finish prior to reaming must allow sufficient depth of cut for the reamer to remove all tool marks from the pre-machined hole. Refer to the catalogue for recommended machining allowances when using standard cutting leads.
NOTE: A maximum allowance of 0.15mm (.006 in.) on diameter is recommended when machining stainless steel.
Shefcut reaming or boring requires accurate alignment of machine spindle to workpiece. Misalignment will reduce tool performance and bore quality, and may result in blade damage.
In Shefcut reaming applications, a floating holder may correct misalignment problems. Precision boring operations performed with a Shefcut tool may require the use of an adjustable holder (see “Tool Holders,” in catalogue).
Power feed is essential for consistent cutting pressure on the Shefcut tool. Handfeeding the tool could result in poor tool performance and probable tool damage.
Position the blade in the “up” position when using a Shefcut reamer on a lathe or in any application where the tool is held stationary in the horizontal position while the workpiece rotates. Use of a floating holder will correct any turret indexing errors.