What is Compound Rest?

The compound rest is generally used for turning or boring short steep tapers, but it can also be used for longer, gradual tapers, providing the length of the taper does not exceed the distance the compound rest will move upon its slide. This method can be used with a high degree of accuracy, but is somewhat limited due to the lack of an automatic feed and the length of the taper being restricted to the movement of the slide. The compound rest base is graduated in degrees and can be…

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