Best Practices for Metal Lathe Turning - SMITHY GRANITE 3-in-1 Combo




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Published on May 15, 2010

This Video Will Show You the Best Practices for Metal Lathe Turning - SMITHY GRANITE 3-in-1

This video starts by providing some "cardinal rules" of machining: 1) Keep cutting tools sharp 2) Make sure cutting tools are secured tightly 3) Detemine that part set ups are holding the work piece securely 4) Study cutting speeds and perform your operation at the optimum cutting speed.

Proper use of a cooling agent to reduce the heat caused by cutting force friction is also discussed.

Finally, the video provides a brief overview of the types of metal cutting operations that can be accomplished on a lathe machine. This should help you have a basic understanding of the essential turning options that are "doable' on a lathe.

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This lathe-mill-drill combo machine sets the standard for premium quality bench top machine tools.

Putting a combination machine tool in your shop allows you to have the capabilities of a small machine shop without sacrificing too much floor space.

The Granite 3-in-1 “big machine” features and premium quality is comparable to other larger, more expensive machine tools. PLUS, you'll have three machines in one.

Nearly 30,000 Smithy machines are working hard every day in shops across North America. This fact let's you know that Smithy machines do set the standard for quality.

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