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The reamer is especially desirable for interchangeable work, when all holes must have a smooth finish and be of the same diameter.
The reamer is fed end-ways into the work at a cutting speed of about 15 to 18 feet per minute.
There have been many attempts made to produce a reamer that should be adjustable.
A common method is to clamp a dog to the reamer shank, and then place the tool-rest beneath it to prevent rotation.
After the thread is cut, take the reamer and ream out the burr that is on the inside of the pipe caused by the pipe cutter.Elements of Plumbing|Samuel Dibble