How to Set Up and Use a Boring Head

August 9, 2021 3:45 pm


CNC Instructor Matt Schmelzer from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College talks about boring heads and how to use them correctly.

4:35 The procedure of boring a hole.
5:33 Tools used in this video to bore a hole.
8:35 Determining the style of your boring head, direct vs indirect readings.
10:39 Setting up the milling machine for a boring operation.
12:07 Establishing reference in the bore.
16:50 Taking the first cut!
17:47 Using a telescopic gauge to ensure repeatability.
18:49 Taking the finishing pass.

Here is a list of the types of tools used in today’s video:

Offset boring head set in a Weldon style holder
Short boring cutting tool Hex Keys


Telescopic gauge 

Straight edge 

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