How do I Set Up a Brake Lathe?

Answer Over time, brake rotors can wear and must be either replaced or turned to a new surface. If there is enough material left on your old rotors, you can have them turned on a brake lathe. The quality ... Read More »

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How do I Operate a Brake Lathe?

Brake lathes have become a staple machine in all automotive repair facilities. A brake lathe is designed to remove a thin layer of the brake rotor or drum, leaving a new surface for the brake pads... Read More »

Brake Lathe Instructions?

When brake rotors wear down, they can be resurfaced or replaced. As a less expensive option, a fully-equipped mechanics shop can use a brake lathe to create an as-new surface on your brake rotors t... Read More »

Brake Lathe Definition?

When having your brakes done, the auto shop will try to turn your rotors rather than replace them, saving you money. If it can, it will place the rotors on a brake lathe and resurface them when rep... Read More »

Can you use a wood lathe as a metal lathe?

Yes, a high quality wood lathe can be modified to spin and shape metal, if the metal is soft enough. But a wood lathe should not be used to cut metal.References:Lathes modified for metal spinningWo... Read More »