Thread: Mill/Lathe
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:33 PM
Flyman Flyman is offline
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Default Re: Mill/Lathe

I have been a tool & die maker for many years.I remember a ole machinist
asking me as a young man, what are the three most important tools in a
metal working shop.I thought & replied a Mill, a lathe & a surface grinder.

He smiled & said you are wrong on all three. I then ask, what then.He replied,
a saw, for you must beable to cut your material first.Then a drill press, &
then a good sander. He went on & said a drill press you can always drill a
straight hole & tap a straight hole as well, use as a mill on somethings.A sander you can shape metal
in any way you want.

After all my years, in metal working I found him to be right.

Just something to think about.
Fly PS (a File also)!

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