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The best bit for porting

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  1. Justin Taylor

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    I need to find some bits that will hold up for a decent amount of time to port some cylinders any recommendations??
     
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    These carbine cutters don’t seem to cake up with material. If they did a tad of kerosene or light oil will keep them clean. I ported three cylinders and there still sharp.
     
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    Good to know thanks man
     
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    Get a split mandrel and use whatever sand paper you can get your hands on. Those barrel type aren’t what you want.

    Cut strips of paper and you’re good to go. Start with 80 and work your way up to 500 or so. Intake only needs 80 grit. Doesn’t take long at all.
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    I do most of the porting with the 1/8” shank carbide cutters. Then I smooth it all out with the drum sanding barrels. Then I go with the simi chrome polish on the buffing wheels.
     

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