View Full Version : Jig borer for the Minilathe crowd?

10-20-2005, 09:25 AM
I don't get the interest in this thing other than the name and small size. It seems not very capable and the staging and rotary table are a joke. Am I missing something?




http://cgi.ebay.com/Henri-Hauser-Jig-Borer-Swiss-Made_W0QQitemZ7554189864QQcategoryZ92083QQrdZ1QQcm dZViewItem

10-20-2005, 09:38 AM
First off, it doesn't appear to be a jig borer.

The lever operated feeds on several axes tell me it's meant for production work, obviously on small pieces.

Even the rotary table (for lack of a better name) appears to be lever actuated.

My guess it's best suited for putting circular slots in workpieces as equipped with the rotary axis.

Is the last bidder's name a clue, he's a clock guy?

Actually, other than having a vertically oriented spindle it's similar to the small Barker mills with lever feeds.

[This message has been edited by DR (edited 10-20-2005).]

10-20-2005, 04:55 PM
At first glance I thought it was a Barker offshoot,I have a Barker,and like it for certain things,but it is a waste of space.

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