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16-03-2015
FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN SHOPPING FOR HORIZONTAL BORING MILLS

There are numerous factors that you should consider when shopping for horizontal boring mills. First things first, you have to ensure that you have adequate space for the machine. In case you own a small workshop with limited space, then it would be advisable to work with table type mills instead of floor types. The table types are much smaller in size and can be installed in small workspaces. However, if your workshop is spacious enough, then you should shop for the floor type horizontal mills. They are generally large in size and have higher capabilities than the floor type.

Horizontal boring mills are generally known for their versatility when it comes to machining. They can accommodate numerous types of designs without any complications. They can work on virtually all sizes of workpieces provided the right type of tool is used. Therefore, the size of a workpiece or type of design to be produced is not a matter of concern when it comes to shopping for the machine. It is equally important to consider the material undergoing machining when selecting a horizontal boring mill. Some designs are made of wood while others are made of metal. Wood is generally softer and easier to machine hence doesn’t require lots of power from the machine. Metal on the other hand requires higher power specifications due to its hardness and rigidity.

Tooling is also an important aspect to consider when shopping for horizontal boring mills. There are numerous types of tools meant to work on a wide variety of designs. Some are meant for drilling while others are meant for shaping and boring. You may have to shop for more than one type of tool in case you are dealing with complex designs. You will also have to consider size when selecting the appropriate tooling for your machine. The mentioned factors will ensure that you have a better machining experience when using a horizontal boring mill.  

 


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