I have to cut some 22mm diameter pockets for bearings. They have to be a fixed to press fit fit, ie not moving around any under load but still separable with a puller or a mallet.
Normally I'd cut them on a lathe, but I have a few to do, they will be in expensive and already part-machined parts, and even with the best intentions sometimes you get impatient and cut just a smidgeon too big...
So, I was wondering whether I could ream them. It would be done on a lathe or mill, with the hole and reamer concentric and parallel.
Quality 22mm carbide (the part is in a nickel alloy similar to inconel) reamers being kinda expensive, I thought I'd ask here first whether reaming would be accurate enough before buying one.
Also, what size hole would you recommend?
TIA for all replies,