- Nov 23, 2018
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Certainly, yet often one has more time than $$. I have better than average hobby tools, REAL lathe and intend to buy a REAL mill. Until I managed to obtain that nice lathe, (a Grizz G4003G) I had an Enco kidz toy which would be incapable of making parts easily or quality wise (a poor workman blames his tools, like me). I have used boring heads many times and quite frankly, they save a lot of time--I would't say "indespensible" but close to it. On a mill, I would say it is indispensable, but not entirely. Without one, it would be a "hell" setup. If I have enough moolah or am in a hurry, I might buy a cheap Chinese one but if I simply want to make a project one, I can do that too.yes tony has a great video on making one, but i think you will not find it much fun to make on a small hobby mill and lathe.
Ive just never had a need for a 'boring head' but if i did i would still choose to buy a cheep chinese one for £50 im certain there better quality than your average hobby machinist can produce and much cheeper in time and time is momey after all.