Flexible boring and dowel inserting machines combine the efficiency of automatic boring machines with the typical flexibility of machining centers.
As well as boring wood and inserting dowels, and on some models, the metal fittings, they can also allow other types of machining, such as milling and cutting. This type of machine offers good production performance for small batches. In this sense, solutions such as the double boring head, which means that two stacked boards can be machined at the same time; it is just one of the many options available with this machine. Some models of machine for boring and dowel inserting can operate in "stand-alone" mode or be integrated into a production line or with automatic loading and stacking systems.