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BORING MACHINES (Also Horiz. Drilling Machines)

Details to look for during new and used machinery inspection:
Single or double end
Number & size of spindles
Spindle speeds & table feeds
Minimum dia. hole bored
Maximum table feed stroke
Height - center of spindle to cross-slide
Cross-slide dimensions
Dist. between spindle centers
Table dimensions
Maximum table travel
Max. cross slide feed stroke

Chucks', tooling, coolant


*This is one article in a series of How to Buy Metalworking Equipment. Each article showcases and explains a particular type of metalworking machine. They were originally published in the Metalworking Machinery Mailer published by the Tade Publishing Group.