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Any advice regarding buying a boring head

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papflynn01/05/2017 20:17:38
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Hi,

I have a current project that requires me to bore out some holes to just less than 12mm. I can do it on the lathe but I would also like to have a boring head for use with my Warco VMC mill. I would like to buy a boring head and some cutting tools that will kind of future proof my purchase. Anybody any advice as to what size head I should buy? If I buy say a 62mm head does this prevent me from boring small holes or if I buy say a 30mm does this prevent me from boring large holes?

JasonB01/05/2017 20:49:54
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Recent thread on buying a boring head here

Big head will do smal holes but small head won't do big.

John Rudd01/05/2017 21:24:05
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Posted by papflynn on 01/05/2017 20:17:38:

I would like to buy a boring head and some cutting tools that will kind of future proof my purchase. Anybody any advice as to what size head I should buy?

A one size fits all? No chance.....

Just think about it, buying a 2" boring head, max you could you with that would be about 3" without losing rigidity....even thats pushing it...but then it depends on the design...

AndyP01/05/2017 21:36:05
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I bought an Arrand boring head a few years ago on a 2MT taper to suit my little chinese mill, I suspect it is a 2" head but it doesn't say. It is beautifully made, works faultlessly, and I have to admit I have been known to just get it out and look at it!

Confirmed member of toolaholics anonymous.

papflynn01/05/2017 21:37:53
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Thanks Jason, that thread seems to have eluded me for some reason. Apologies for starting this very similar thread.

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