(Dis) Advantages of a jig-borer ?

Hi,
Can anyone tell me what are the (dis)advantages of a jig-borer compared
with a standard vertical mill for hobby engineering use ?
Thanks,
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Andrew Mawson
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Andrew Mawson
Depends on which "jig borer". Technically, as the name suggests, a jig borer is for boring holes -which is of slightly limited use for hobby engineering (unless your hobby consists in making plates with a lot of precisely positioned holes). But some jig borers can be used as vertical milling machines as well. If you can get one that can be used as a mill as well it will be a very accurate machine, but probably not suitable for heavy milling.
Regards
Kevin
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Kevin Steele
Thanks for troubling to reply Andrew, but I really can't stand web forums :-(
Regards,
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Boo

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