The Top 5 Maintenance Tips for Machine Tools

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    The earliest handcrafted machine tools date back to 1200 B.C.E., and have now become a ubiquitous part of manufacturing, woodworking and metalworking for operations of all sizes. A machine tool is a piece of equipment that bores, shears, grinds, cuts or otherwise shapes rigid materials such as metal or wood (early examples include the woodworking lathe and the potter’s wheel). But since most modern machine tools are powered electrically or hydraulically, and deal with harder materials and more precise demands, it’s necessary to care for them to make sure they stay in working order. Aside from simply paying for machine tool services (which will almost certainly be necessary at some point), here are a few tips regarding how to take care of your machine tool:

    1. Lube it up: < Continue Reading