boring head question
I have a D'Andrea brand boring and facing head. My question is regarding facing with a boring head.
Why or when would one use the automatic advancing boring bar for facing?
I would think it would be much easier to move the table instead of the table staying fixed and the boring bar advancing.
I actually don't see why one would use the boring head to face instead of a face mill.
When I bought my mill it came with quite a bit of tooling. The boring head was with the mill. Yesterday I called the factory in Italy to see if I could get any manual for the mill. The man asked for the serial number. He replied that the boring head was quite old and they don't have any spare parts for it. I told him it was not broken I just wanted to know all the details of the boring head. Then I told him it was not my fault they built such quality tools and they last so long! He got a big laugh out of that. He emailed me a .pdf file of the manual. I am quite impressed with all this thing can do. Rapid return of the bar, two speed advance. automatic stop at a designated distance. For someone who knows nothing really about machining I was quite impressed with capabilities.
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