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How to Operate a Metal Geared Head/Engine Lathe Operator’s & Techniques Manual

Id: 0466


100 in stock


Number of Pages: 161

This is a reproduction, not a photocopy, of an original Changing the Shape of Metal with an Engine Lathe Manual. The term engine lathe is consider by many people today as a geared head lathe. The information in this book is good for any size lathe. The book was printed in the 40’s with machines shown for the older metal lathes and geared head lathes, but is useful for any modern metal lathe. The information is organized and explained well and clear with diagrams and illustrations.

I have personally found these older technical manuals to provide clearer explanations and illustrations that get to the point without getting real wordy as the modern books do.

Please read contents below.

From the Introduction of this Book.

“If you are a person, who wants to get ahead and is willing to work to do so, this book should be ‘right up your alley.’ For it is planned to help you help yourself, no matter whether you’re a beginner, an experienced machinist, a trained instructor or a supervisor.

If you are a beginner, it will help you to understand and learn more readily;

if you are an experienced operator, it will extend and clarify your knowledge; and

if you are an instructor, it will serve as a useful and valuable supplement to teach…., and aid materially in imparting a thorough, basic knowledge to the student.”

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I have collected this information for many years and have found the information they contain to be priceless in using and setting up the machines properly. I believe this manual will be a valuable resource of knowledge that will provide a lot of helpful information that is often hard to find. My manuals are not photocopies. I maintain a high standard of quality in my reproductions. Most of the manuals I reproduce look better than their originals. I have professionally digitally edited every page, and removed stains, wrinkles and handwriting. All of the manuals are printed on thick white paper to withstand shop wear and tear; they are then comb bound with heavy cover pages so they lie flat on the workbench.


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