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Old 01-27-2021, 07:07 PM
Marc Bourget Marc Bourget is offline
 
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A study sponsored by the Navy showed that matching a reamed hole to the bolt diameter (I have a set of stepped reamers .0005" that allows me to have a 0.00 to -.001 (interference) fit for AN bolts).

The useful life and strength are significantly increased.

Considering that a properly constructed RV should last more than 40 years, you might want to rethink your approach to reamers.

FWIW
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