VIC International has introduced a bowl hole system designed to cut bowl holes in 3-cm granite in less than 15 minutes, even on the jobsite. Named the VIC Scorpion Manual Production Center, it is powered by a 3-horsepower, single-phase 220V variable-speed drive motor suitable for in-shop as well as field use. With a 7-foot arm and an extension table for large pieces, the VIC Scorpion can handle a variety of bowl processing jobs as well as drilling water supply holes in addition to some edge profiling.

The versatile cutting system is simple to set up and operate either in the shop or on the jobsite, the company reports. It is extremely rugged and offers speeds from 2,700 to 10,000 rpms. It comes complete with a Router-turbo tip finger bit, a thin wall core drill (38 mm x 100 mm) and a tool holder.

The VIC Scorpion has been tested to process bowl holes in 3-cm granite within a 10- to 15-minute range. It also offers a number of optional tools, safety equipment and polishing accessories, as well as 25 bowl hole templates.