Rodgers Horizontal Boring Machine - good buy?

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Forum topic by dakremer posted 09-14-2021 02:02 PM 236 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-14-2021 02:02 PM

Someone is selling this on FB marketplace for $75. He says everything works as it should. He just doesn’t use it anymore after buying the Festool Domino. Buy or pass?

Anyone know what kind of drill bits I would need, and where to get them? It only comes with 3/8”

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#1 posted 09-14-2021 04:15 PM

I guess it depends how bad you need one. This one is very basic. A model with more adjustments and tooling is $750:

It could be a good machines with the right jigs for locating the holes accurately. If it works and you need one, $75 is cheap!

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#2 posted 09-14-2021 04:30 PM

On the other hand if you just want it to have horizontal function, and don’t have big plans for what you will use it on, you might look around quickly at ShopSmiths on CL. They not only have a fairly adjustable horizontal boring function, but also can saw, sand, drill, and if they have a double spindle make an ok lathe with variable speed just a dials turn away.

I have bought and flipped quite a few, I generally buy at 100 bux if they run well, less if there are problems, and pass if there are more than 2 problems. I do have the benefit that for their later years in business they were local to me, so their is a huge amount of them around here.

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#3 posted 09-14-2021 06:29 PM

It’s probably almost worth the $75.00 in weight! IMO, it would take up too big a footprint in my shop to make it worth the effort.
The drill bit shown doesn’t appear to be morse taper. However, I could be wrong with that diameter shank on a 3/8


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