The Pros & Cons of Goodson's New Carbide Single Pass Boring Tools

Goodson Solid Carbide Single Pass Boring Tools

Portable Boring Bars aren't as popular as they once were, but many shops still have them in service. When Goodson published it's new catalog for 2019, we added four single pass boring tools. Let's take a look at the pros and cons of the new Carbide Single Pass Boring Tools:


  • No Brazing To Break
    In the past, most single pass boring tools have had a carbide tip brazed onto the tool body. These tips are solid carbide from top to bottom. Our product testers told us these Solid Carbide Single Pass Boring Tools outperform regular brazed tools 4 to 1.
  • Can Be Resharpened
    Yes, these carbide cutters can be resharpened. They hold an edge better than most cutters so you don't need to resharpen as frequently as with other cutters.
  • Less Chatter
    The design and construction of these tips won't cause harmonics when you're boring so cuts will be smoother.
  • Withstand Heat
    Our product testers reported these tools stood up to more heat when they put them through their paces. Obviously you don't want to torture the tool to the point of failure, but you can push it farther than standard brazed cutters.


  • Must be resharpened
    Yes, these carbide tools hold an edge better, but they do still need to be resharpened. That's something you just have to expect if you want a proper job.

As always, if you have any questions about these or any other Goodson product, feel free to contact the Goodson Techxperts by calling 1-800-533-8010 or by email.

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