November 10, 2011


Mindless Boring: Setting lathe threading compound angles using a Digital Protractor. Setting tool angles on a manual lathe can be tough enough. Setting a compound angle by the graduations, or index marks, may leave you just close. Using a digital protractor, like the general tools 1702, will remove a lot of your guess work.
For threading and general lathe work, setting angles on the compound slide or cutting tools is a necessity. Poor lighting, bad eye site, and indistinguishable markings on a machine tool makes setting these angles a chore. Most precision measuring tools in general have a digital counterpart these days, why should your protractor be any different. Try a digital protractor, and see the difference. The steel rule Protractor may also be of help during the set up of a taper attachment on your lathe
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