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Lathe Safety

YOU are responsible for your own safety and proper machine operation.

As small as it is, the mini lathe, like any power tool, can be dangerous if used improperly. If you are new to metal working, get in the habit right from the start of rigorously following good safety practices. Here are some tips:

While actively participating in the 7x10 interest group over several years I have not heard of any serious injuries caused by the 7x lathes, but there have been a few close calls. With proper precautions and forethought you should be able to enjoy a lifetime of safe machining.