Need to verify a 6xc reamer. Measure or cut a test chamber?

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  1. Shawnba67

    Shawnba67 Silver $$ Contributor

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    I picked up a used but resharpened 6xc reamer. What would ve the best/easiest way to verify it being the originalXC or the XC2.
    I cant in my head figure out an accurate way to find and measure the .200 line on the reamer.
    The difference is only .002 and its on a taper to boot.
    I do also have a go guage.
    Any one have any helpful ideas? Im probly overthinking this,seems like there should be a simple enough way to do this. Thanks all
     
  2. Dusty Stevens

    Dusty Stevens COVFEFE Gold $$ Contributor

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    Cut a chamber on a stub or just go with it
     
  3. Cloudrepair

    Cloudrepair Gold $$ Contributor

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    Do a counterbore after facing in some scrap the depth to the .200 line to put the reamer in and use the scrap as you gauge line to measure at ..
    If you don't want cut anymore then you have to with the reamer
     
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  4. wi50

    wi50 Silver $$ Contributor

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    I'd just take a piece of aluminum round stock and drill a hole in the lathe. Chamber in as far as needed with the reamer. When you're done at least you have a shoulder gauge to use.
     
  5. Shawnba67

    Shawnba67 Silver $$ Contributor

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    Thank you very much. I made up a bored out piece and threaded a plug in the other end used that to push it up. To measure.
    Now of course the bugger measures .4705 smack in the middle of 6xc and 6xc2!
     
  6. Cloudrepair

    Cloudrepair Gold $$ Contributor

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    Smart with the thread now you can use it for other reamers
     
  7. Grant G

    Grant G

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    Who made the reamer, and resharpened it? If it is a JGS reamer, and we resharpened it, I should be able to get you a print.
     

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