Rough boring tools are cutting tools used in machining operations to enlarge or smooth out existing holes in metal or other materials. Boring is a machining process that involves the removal of material from the inner diameter of a workpiece to achieve a precise and accurate hole size. The term "rough boring" specifically refers to the initial phase of the boring process where the tool removes a significant amount of material quickly.
These tools typically have a robust design to handle the forces involved in rough boring and to remove material efficiently. Rough boring is often followed by a finishing phase using different tools to achieve the final desired dimensions and surface finish. Boring tools can come in various forms, including single-point tools, indexable insert tools, or modular boring systems, depending on the specific requirements of the machining operation.