Porta-Tool line bore

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Porta-Tool line bore

Post by V8Nate » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:06 pm

Hi everybody, over the last couple years I have bought a couple used porta tool line bore kits off of ebay which neither were complete but I now have 4 bars w/cutters, 2 hand cranks which I think are for cutting the thrust surface(which I still haven't done yet) 2 hydraulic feeds, 2 sets of bushings and finally put it to work. It was missing the micrometer which was a drag, but I ended up making one on my 3d printer and cut up a micrometer and using that on the part I printed to set the cutters. I found some instructions on thesamba I believe which helped out.

The model I have is the older unit with a hydraulic feed that is secured with a bracket vs the later style that is built into the rear bushing. I know the majority of people that line bore at home prefer the truline over the porta-tool but I think it's a really cool old tool!

So after reading all I could find on the tool and looking up some videos I decided to make a video myself on how to use it. It takes some time to set up the cutters but if you take your time it works really well and has a nice finish in the bearing saddles. I'll put a link to the video down below and a few pictures to go with it.

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!
Nate



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Re: Porta-Tool line bore

Post by doc » Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:19 am

Really nice. I remember when they first came out. No feed system. Was tough to use, but worked.

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Re: Porta-Tool line bore

Post by V8Nate » Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:28 am

doc wrote:Really nice. I remember when they first came out. No feed system. Was tough to use, but worked.
Thanks Doc!

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Re: Porta-Tool line bore

Post by theKbStockpiler » Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:41 pm

Thank you for posting the great video. I have searched for videos on this before with no results. Also, thank you for the 'hands on' explanation of how it is used.
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Re: Porta-Tool line bore

Post by V8Nate » Thu Dec 30, 2021 7:10 pm

theKbStockpiler wrote:Thank you for posting the great video. I have searched for videos on this before with no results. Also, thank you for the 'hands on' explanation of how it is used.
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