what is your favorite tool for porting?

Simon Picard /

the question is in the title

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Hand files. Of many shapes and sizes.

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Overpriced Parts /

Air Die grinder and old 1 speed dremel

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Simon Picard /

What about riffler files??

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My cock. Sorry had to get that out. The die grinders and dremels scare me. Its alot easier to remove material with them but its also a lot easier to remove material then add some because you fucked up. I use a few round and small flat files. will also go around and use 1,000 grit paper around a finger to finish off and leave a nice smooth finish. Just the 2 cents, enjoy.

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Overpriced Parts /

Wut ? You silly I port a cylinder a hr or two not a year or two

30 years ago or so in my first port job on a dirt bike cylinder I didn't mess up

and I'm not gonna now.

I work with razor knifes everyday maybe that helps me be steady

but you should get a dremel/bits and practice on a old cylinder.

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I used a dremel to port my a35 cylinder, followed by hand files for finesse. Then cleaned edges and polished with some 400 and 600 grit on my fingers, then polish wheel on the dremel with some valve grinding compound. Im looking for a right angle pencil grinder so I can get in to do the work on my transfers that they need though.

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I used a flat rasp file and did a cylinder in like an hour. Did the top of the port, then the sides, then the ridges left between the top and side with a round shaped file. Nice and easy.

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The best is one of those pneumatic dremels that they use in dental labs.

If you're on a mopeders wallet however, dremels work just fine.

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I use rifflers and files to do most of the rework on ports and follow up with various grades of aluminium oxide cloth to get the smoothness in.

Dremel is fine if you are in a huge rush to get her knocked out or whatever, but it really does not take that long doing it by hand in the lair with a big mug of coffee.

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Read my posts. I'm and idiot. and sounded like a first attempt.

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these things here

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wasn't there a thread with like almost the exactly same title a few years ago..

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most likely.... like how many 200+ lbs people have to post how to get up a hill?

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damn nathan, not for the cheap, but thats some sweet goodies.

if i'm just doing some quick work, airtool or dremel carbide bits. zip zip lickity split. if I want it pretty or precise or just to finish, hand tools. for starters, only hand tools - so much harder to fuck up...

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Blaine- The artist formerly known as Plumber Crack "(OFMC)" /

I can do alot with a torch and a big-ass hammer and a pair of vise-grips.

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