LATHE OPERATIONS - OD1645 - LESSON 1/TASK 2
THE LATHE USES AND SAFETY; USES, REPAIR, AND
ADJUSTMENT OF LATHE ATTACHMENTS; AND VARIOUS
THREAD FORMS, USES, CALCULATIONS, AND
Describe the uses, repair, and adjustment of lathe attachments.
Within a self-study
Within one hour
No supplementary references are needed for this task.
When manufacturing or rebuilding components to replace worn ones in the
field, the machinists, at times, is limited to the type of operations he can
perform because the type of machines needed are not available in his
particular shop set or van. Therefore, manufacturers have developed various
attachments that can be mounted on the lathe to bridge this gap.
attachments, when mounted on the basic engine lathe, will allow the
machinists to perform milling, grinding, drilling, and slotting operations.
During this task, we will discuss the uses, repair, and adjustments on some
of the lathe attachments.
The toolpost grinder (figure 23 on page 44) is a portable
grinding machine that can be mounted on the compound rest of the lathe in
place of the toolpost. It can be used to machine work