Working with Lathes

Series: Safetycare
The lathe is a quick and efficient means of shaping and drilling many types of metal and wood. This program covers the safe and correct use of the lathe including: workshop and operator safety; identification, correct use and maintenance of all components which make up the lathe; correct procedure for changing the spindle speed; step-by-step instructions on correct centering and mounting of work pieces; setting up the cutting tool and adjustment of the cutting speed and feed; and how to make rough and finish cuts.