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Old 01-26-2009, 05:04 PM   #45
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Originally Posted by mark1305
I think BW's basic question is what's the object on the right hand side of the pic...

The lathe chuck on the left is easily recognizable. On the right side is a high speed grinder attached to the cross slide (or compound, maybe). Lathes are also used to do precision grinding as well as cutting with bits. Useful for many cases where a more precise tolerance or finish is needed and the work piece doesn't lend itself to simple turning/cutting.

You got it. Grinder on the right. Its all about PRECISION! Good things done right.

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