- Feb 15, 2015
This has probably been answered before but I can't find an answer in my search. What is the proper way to set the height and angle of a round shaft carbide tipped boring bar? I believe the proper way to set the height is at or just above center up to 10 thou. But what about the angle of top of the carbide? Should it be completely horizontal, or have the tip below the center of the bar? With my cheap Chinese boring bars, I have found that the tip must be lower than the center or it will rub even when it is above center. What do you guys suggest besides buy a better boring bar?