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Forum topic by welcon posted 201 days ago 656 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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welcon

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201 days ago

Just wondering if anyone is familiar with this machine. I need to purchase one right away but have no experience with a line boring machine at all. All of my other power tools are General and this is the reason I would like to stay with the same brand, the purchase price is $1700.00. The article in their catalog says it does not come with the bits, so what kind do they use? and where is a good place to purchase them. Any information would be appreciated.

Thank’s


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AandCstyle

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#1 posted 200 days ago

I have zero experience with a line boring machine, but I would contact these people. They are good to do business with.

http://www.magnate.net/

-- Art

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Loren

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#2 posted 200 days ago

A machine like that will need 10mm boring bits in left and
right configurations.

I would not recommend rushing to buy such a machine new,
but if you have a real big job requiring a lot of 32mm boring
and no option to outsource it, the General will do I am sure.

32mm holes can be bored with a lot of cheaper systems and
really those 13 spindle machines are a compromise between
the 5-7 spindle heads available for hinge boring machines and
the much heavier 21 spindle (and up) pneumatic plunging
machines used in many pro shops.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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REO

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#3 posted 200 days ago

just curious, how many do you have to drill? what spacing?

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welcon

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#4 posted 200 days ago

Thanks for the info. If I was able to purchase a used boring machine in excellent condition I would, but I have not been able to find one in the area I live in, and I would never purchase anything if I could not see it first. I do not plan on outsourcing too much, after all this is the reason I built my shop in the first place.

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AandCstyle

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#5 posted 199 days ago

Good luck with your search and keep us posted.

-- Art

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runswithscissors

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#6 posted 199 days ago

Grizzly sells line boring machines, and I believe the bits as well. You’d have to check whether they would fit in your machine. But I’m surprised that General would sell the machine and not have bits available for it.

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Loren

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#7 posted 199 days ago

This seller on ebay sells bit sets:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Line-Boring-Bit-Complete-Set-13-qty-5mm-Fits-Delta-13-spindle-machine-/181314477417?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a372f5d69

You can buy individual CMT and Freud boring bits through
a seller called routerbitworld on Amazon.com – shipping is
cheap in the USA and the prices per bit are reasonable.

This type of cutter can have a lot of heat build up in
use which can burn the cutters. Just something to
consider because the machines can drill faster than
the bits can cool between drill operations.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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welcon

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#8 posted 199 days ago

Thanks for the additional information guy’s.

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