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Setup and Features
Horizontal Boring Safety
Bits and Speeds
General Boring
Boring End Grain
Boring At An Angle
Boring For Dowels
Forming A Pegged Joint
Boring Odd Shapes
Pivot Boring
Concentric Boring
Boring Extra-Deep Holes

Horizontal Boring & Doweling In Woodworking (continued)
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Setup and Features

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Figure 11-1. The accessories that are used for horizontal boring operations are the (A) worktable, (B) rip fence, (C) miter gauge, (D) drill chuck, and (E) drill bit. The Model 510 is shown.

Use the accessories shown in Figure 11-1 for boring operations. To set up your Mark V in the horizontal boring mode, follow the instructions in the Owners Manual that came with your machine.

As you work in the boring mode, you'll find that the Mark V is an extremely capable horizontal boring machine. It has the same features as the drill press mode plus these special features:

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Figure 11-2. Without the rip fence you can bore as large or wide a workpiece as you can safely and easily handle.

With a 5-1/2" long bit mounted in the chuck and using the rip fence as a backstop, you can bore workpieces up to 30" long or wide (Model 500) or 55" (Model 510 with the extension table system). Without the rip fence, you can bore as large or wide a workpiece as you can safely and easily control (Figure 11-2).

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Figure 11-3. In the horizontal boring mode, the table tilts form 90-degrees left to "0".

With the table tilt at “0” and the table height as low as it will go, the table drops 2-3/8" beneath the center of the main spindle. This allows you to bore to the center of stock up to 4-3/4" thick.

The table tilts from 90° left to “0” in this mode (Figure 11-3).

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