View Full Version : Recommendations for low cost MT3 boring head...

19-08-2009, 07:37 AM
as it says in the title... I need to bore accurate 16, 22, 39 and 43mm holes in ali...

19-08-2009, 08:11 AM
I got one from CDCO (http://cdcotools.com) in the US. $45 plus $15 for an MT3 shank. Reasonable postage via USPS. Frank from CDCO is a good guy to deal with and will do his best to fit whatever you buy into standard USPS package sizes.
I get most of my tools for lathe or mill from CDCO.

There's this eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NEW-2-BORING-HEAD-W-BARS-MT3-SHANK-WITH-SET-9PC-Tips_W0QQitemZ250364547356QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Bn I_Woodworking_Metalworking?hash=item3a4ae3d11c&_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116) seller. A bit dearer but also a reliable supplier.

19-08-2009, 08:36 AM
Thanks for that $78 plus $22 shipping is $100 = 61, about the same as I can buy it here... they all look to be the same Chinese made ones anyway...

19-08-2009, 08:51 AM
You're lucky to be able to get one locally for that price.

Best I could do here was about $US125 and it's (probably) the same one from China.

$US60 plus $US41 postage from the US was much better and I got to fill up the package with all sorts of other goodies that, like the boring head, have still to be used.

19-08-2009, 08:53 AM
Hi Irving2008,
Try this one it gives the option to go mt2 as well usual chinese made but seems OK(well my one was)


19-08-2009, 10:15 AM
Thanks... dont need MT2 shank as both big lathes and mill are the same MT3 taper

Think I'll probably go for this one (http://www.rdgtools.co.uk/acatalog/info_12633.html)at RDG, 56 inc P&P and 12 bars instead of the usual 9 and is metric graduations not imperial...