BUILD YOUR OWN LINE BORING SURVIVAL KIT
The global training team at CLIMAX travels the world training customers on proven machine setup, operation, and repair methods. Over the last decade, the training team put together a traveling “Line boring survival kit” that includes all the necessary tools to create a successful and timely repair.
We would like you to have the resources and background information on how to build your very own line boring survival kit, so we sat down with our trainers who provided a behind-the-scenes look at the tools they bring on the road when training customers in the field. “I have been on-site countless times when customers did not have the essential tools to successfully repair a bore. Now I make sure to bring these tools with me so that customers can witness their importance firsthand,” said John Savko.
Here are the top SIX line boring tools that experts keep on hand:
Operators have the ability to easily adjust the tool bit to make the bore larger.
Small Micro-Adjust Boring Head machines from 3.75 to 6 inches (95.3 to 152.4 mm) in diameter. CLIMAX part number 69875
Large Micro-Adjust Boring Head machines from 6 to 12 inches (152.4 to 304.8 mm) in diameter. CLIMAX part number 85376
Quick and easy way to accurately measure bore diameters and tool height.
Measures diameters up to 24 inches (609.6 mm) on a 2-1/4 inch (57.2 mm) boring bar. CLIMAX part number 79159
Measures diameters up to 12 inches (304.8 mm) on a 2-1/4 inch (57.2 mm) boring bar. CLIMAX part number 79151
Accurate bore readings without removing the bar.
Measures up to 10 inches (254 mm) ID or OD. CLIMAX part number 61707
Measures up to 24 inches (609.6 mm) ID or OD. CLIMAX part number 63330
4 | Dial Indicator Kit
Allows machinist to effectively verify the location of the line boring system. This is a must for all machinists to accurately repair a pre-bored surface. CLIMAX part number 53782
5 | Indexable Carbide Holder Set
These are designed to cut very hard materials. Not all tools are created equal – so it’s important to be prepared. CLIMAX part number 56275
6 | Fine Adjust Tool Holder Kit
These are special carbide and high-speed steel cutters used for grooving, facing and boring. CLIMAX part number 56387
You can take your line boring survival kit up to the next level with the Brunson optical boring bar alignment kit. This kit is specifically designed to help operators overcome common alignment challenges associated with a variety of boring applications. It’s a simple and accurate way to align 2.25 inch (57.2 mm) bearings, over distances of 2 to 30 feet (609.6 – 9144 mm). Portable enough to take anywhere and simple enough that a single worker can perform the alignments unassisted.
The line boring survival kit will help you survive any line boring challenge thrown your way. Contact a CLIMAX representative today to compile your very own line boring survival kit.