July 3, 2011 AT 12:27 pm

Action, Use and Care of Single Point Cutting Tools


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  1. Ah the good old days 😉

    No seat belts, air bags, bicycle helmets or safety glasses.

    Hard to believe that they didn’t use safety glasses isn’t it. Times have certainly changed.

  2. Mmm… I can almost smell the cutting oil from here! 🙂

    I have both a lathe and a mill – under no circumstances would I run either without glasses: those machines throw stuff constantly! More than once I’ve had a hot chip bounce off of the glasses – had I not been wearing them, it would have gone into my eye. 8-o

    Also – if you have the bad luck to have a machine with that "rocker" style tool post, do yourself a favor and get a quick change one, they are much nicer to work with.

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