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Know Your Boring Machines

While the process of boring enlarges generally pre-drilled holes, there are several machines that can accomplish this operation. In this blog, we will review the most common types of boring machines.

Horizontal Boring Machines

The most common boring machine is the horizontal machine. These widely used boring machines enlarge holes by utilizing a single-pointed cutter into the existing workpiece hole horizontally. They are found in many workshops offering repairs and small-scale manufacturing.

In addition to the boring process, this equipment can be used for milling, drilling, and reaming.


Vertical Boring Machine

The vertical boring machine enlarges pre-existing holes in a cylindrical or conical format. Using a rotary cutting piece joined to a horizontal table, the holes are usually concentric with the axis of the rotating cutters.


Table Type Boring Machine

These horizontally oriented machines are placed on the table using a spindle parallel to the work surface. Tabletop boring machines are used in general purpose manufacturing primarily by smaller machine shops.


Precision Boring Machine

Just like every other boring machine, precision boring machines enlarge existing holes in a workpiece. The machine uses a single-point cutting tool to widen a hole as the material moves parallel to the rotating cutters. This process means precision boring machines are perfect for producing large internal holes with tight tolerance and extreme precision specifications. In addition to making a hole larger, they can be used to straighten the initial hole and fix previous defects, all while maintaining a high level of dimensional accuracy.

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