• June 21, 2024
  • Shatou, Changan, Dongguan, CN
Reamer type

Reamer Types: Learn About Each Reamer’s Capabilities

Reamer is a common cutting tool widely used in metal processing, woodworking and machinery manufacturing. Different types of reamers have different designs and performances for different machining needs. Understanding the performance characteristics of each reamer can help us choose the right tool to improve work efficiency and processing quality.

This article introduces several common types of reamers and their performance in detail.

Several common reamers

1. Straight shank reamer: Straight shank reamer is the most common type of reamer, and the handle is integrated with the blade. It is suitable for processing linear reaming, usually used in small batch production and trimming holes, and has the characteristics of simple structure and low price.

2. Tapered shank reamer: The tapered shank reamer has an angled conical connection between the shank and the blade, which is suitable for processing deeper holes. Compared with straight shank reamers, tapered shank reamers have better rigidity and stability, and can process deeper into the hole wall.

3. Rod handle reamer: One end of the handle of the rod handle reamer is cylindrical, and the other end is square cylindrical, which can be clamped by a chuck. Rod shank reamers are suitable for reaming large workpieces and large hole diameters, featuring high rigidity and good stability.

4. Compound reamer: The compound reamer is a reamer composed of multiple blades. It can ream multiple holes at the same time. It has high processing efficiency and is suitable for mass production.

5. Tubular reamer: Tubular reamer is suitable for processing holes inside pipes, and is often used in automobile manufacturing and other industries. It has a short and strong shank, and the insert can enter the narrow hole for cutting, improving the machining accuracy.

In addition to the above common types of reamers, there are also some special-purpose reamers, such as carbide reamers, antler reamers, etc., which have different materials and blade shapes, which are suitable for specific processing needs.


1. The choice of tool should be determined according to the specific processing workpiece and processing requirements, and should be selected according to the hardness, shape and size of the material and other factors. Generally speaking, knives should be made of materials with high hardness and good wear resistance.

2. The cutting tool should maintain a good cutting edge state during processing, regularly check and carry out sharpening and repairing. Pay attention to the supply of cutting fluid during use to ensure the cooling and lubrication of the tool during cutting.

3. Pay attention to the selection of cutting speed and feed speed during processing. Too high cutting speed and feed speed may cause overheating or damage to the tool, while too low will affect the processing efficiency.

4. When performing reaming, ensure that the workpiece is stably fixed to prevent vibration and decrease in cutting quality.

5. When using the reamer, follow the safety operation regulations, pay attention to personal safety, and use correct personal protective equipment such as safety helmets and goggles.


To sum up, different types of reamers have certain differences in performance characteristics. By understanding the characteristics and scope of application of each reamer, we can choose suitable tools according to specific processing needs. At the same time, the correct use and maintenance of the reamer is also an important factor to ensure its performance and life. In actual work, we should choose the appropriate reamer according to the specific situation, and follow the correct method of use to obtain better processing results.

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