Machine Tool Terminology

New to machining and not sure what jobs a mill or lathe can do, what to call a particular part or what it does? Once you learn the proper names for parts of the machine the instructions will make a lot more sense. (Click on the photos or links below to view a page on that item.)

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Lathe Terminology

Learn about the parts of a lathe and what they do.

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Mill Terminology

Learn about the parts of a vertical milling machine and what they do.