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Old 07-08-2022, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Ironman View Post
I see loose long sleeved coveralls and reaching over a rotating work piece. Gloves are another bad thing.

This worries me as I have seen a similar video in the past and I always have my cuffs buttoned up or short sleeved shirt. I shut off to do anything on the machine. I don't wear gloves to operate and so I have to dig out metal slivers occasionally.

I love having a lathe but I don't want to be found like that. My machine only has 2 hp but in low gears the torque is serious.
I always told the boys, short sleeves only no gloves unless they are the
latex/rubber type. My lathe is 5 Hp. So you are going to loose everytime.

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