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Key Points To Consider While Setting Up a Lathe

Setting up a lathe involves more than just shoehorning the machine into an available space in the workshop. You need to consider workflow, machine placement, chip removal, ventilation, electrical service, lighting, and tool storage. PLAN YOUR LATHE SETUP Before you install a lathe, taking time to plan things such as its placement, electrical access, and tool storage will save hours, days, and even months in increased production time down the road. WORKFLOW The lathe should be placed in such a way that work can flow naturally to and from other machines in the shop. Billets for spindle turning are often…