How To Choose the Right Line Boring Machine

The success of any line boring job will rely on some factors common to many machining tasks. That includes considerations like the types of line boring needed, which will often dictate the best line boring machine to use. For example, line boring typical automotive engines will have fewer demands on the line boring machine than line boring for heavy equipment engines.

Types of Line Boring

The differences in the demands of the different kinds of line boring jobs also equate to different types of line boring processes. High-speed steel and carbide are the line boring options machinists work with today, and each has its unique purpose and benefits.

Choosing the right line boring machine and the best line-boring option will require understanding how high-speed steel and carbide line boring works. The rudimentary concept is that high-speed steel works like a sharp-edged box knife, only strong enough to endure hard cutting surfaces (to a point).

Carbide, on the other hand, has been likened to a whittling knife designed to endure steady, constant, and repeated cuts. In most cases, carbide will be needed for the hardest surfaces or the deepest bores.

Types of Line Boring Tools

It doesn’t matter what type of line boring option you choose; there are also a few other line boring tools that you will want and need. From measuring diameter and height to adjusting the boring head or locating boring lines, the right tools will ensure the success of your line boring job.

A few tools that machinists rely on and that will help with your next engine repair or line boring job include:

  • Bore Measuring Tool
  • Micro-Adjust Boring Heads
  • Dial Indicator Set
  • Carbide Holder Set
  • Digital Bore Measuring Caliper

The right tools for the job will make any job easier. When it comes to line boring jobs, however, it isn’t only about being easier but more effective, accurate, and precise. That is also why Bailey Heavy Equipment Repair, Inc. is here, offering professional equipment repair services when it has to be right.

Bailey Heavy Equipment Repair, Inc.

Welcome to Bailey Heavy Equipment Repair, Inc. We are a family-owned and operated heavy-duty equipment repair service. Since 1984, we have been serving Lexington, Oregon, and the surrounding communities with friendly and professional equipment repair services.

We specialize in providing repairs and services for all your equipment needs, from farm equipment, utility equipment, trucks, cylinders, and more. We also offer on-site repair, line boring services, welding, machining, hose assembly services, steel sales, and other machine products. Contact us if you have any questions or to schedule a service call today.