Basic Engine Lathe: Filing & Polishing On The Engine Lathe

Basic Engine Lathe: Filing & Polishing on the Engine Lathe is part 13 of the Basic Engine Lathe 14-part training series.

Filing and polishing are common practices in the machinist's trade. The workpiece is machined to close specifications, then filed and/or polished to give the specified diameter and a smooth, desirable surface finish. This course will show students how to perform filing and polishing operations on the engine lathe.

Course objectives include:

  • Understand the necessary safety procedures for grinding a roughing tool
  • Know proper roughing tool nomenclature
  • Explain the procedure to follow for grinding a roughing tool.

Course menu:

Filing and Polishing Operations

  • Speed Settings
  • Filing
  • Polishing

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