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Reaming AustLon®

Due to the resilient and elastic nature of AustLon®, reaming is very difficult to achieve successfully. The reason is due the fact that the hole is distorted by the reamer. Hole sizing is very dependant on the amount of surrounding or backing material around the hole.  Reaming can be performed  with an expanding  reamer  where  the  sizing can be set  oversize  allowing  for the elastisity of the material, however, be careful as the reamer has a tendancy to bite into the material and an oversize hole can result.