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Old 02-27-2008
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XCUT 7.15 degree reamer for Chevy/Ford TRE taper reaming

Edit -- OOPS: It's XKUT with a "K", sorry.

I ordered it yesterday late morning -- and got it today. Bought it on eBay. The company is only 50 or so miles from me in the same state, so the mail time isn't surprising -- but the same day service was great.

It's about $63 for the reamer, then $4.80 for shipping. Quite reasonably priced.

I haven't used it yet but it has a great reputation. I'll follow up in this thread after I have a chance to use it on my truck. My SnapOn reamer dulled very quickly.

Here's pics and you can see it comes with a plastic storage case to keep the edges protected, and it has a rubber dip coating on it to further protect it during shipping and maybe if the maker stores a bunch of them in stock.

It's a 1.5" taper per foot as another way of referring to it's taper. Both Ford and Chevy (and maybe more) ball joint studs use this taper.
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nice! i need one too

ill be subscribing to this thread!
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I have the same one, it will absolutly tear up some Hi-steer arms. It is actually very easy to go too deep, take it easy at first, you don't have to go all that far.
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Thanks. I used a good reamer before (different taper for something else) so I know what you mean. After using the SnapOn, that's a real danger -- getting too aggressive.
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I used this to finsh the job properly to day and it is the real thing.

I chucked it up in my 1/2" air drill which only goes about 500 RPM and was pleased to see it has not runout. The SnapOn and some others are true hand reamers and they are deliberately made with the shaft off-center from the cutting taper to discourage you from using them in machine tools.

It spit chips like a worn out boxer in a title fight spits blood. I was "there" in very little time.

Furthermore, when I cleaned it up and examined the thing there was no sign it had ever been used: not nicks on the edges or scoring on the sides. It truly looks just like it did when I took it out of the box (minus the rubber compound, lol).

To remove that rubber I just slit it on both sides carrying the slit over the tapered end, then split the rubber and peeled it off from the tapered end and it strips off cleanly.

Overall I'm very pleased with this tool and I'd recommend it.
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Any word on how these work? I was actually just looking at XCUT's ebay store today and he doesn't have the 5952 listed anymore. You got the last one! Haha....
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