Safety on Milling Machines
Milling machines require special safety precautions while being used. These are in addition to those safety precautions described in Chapter 1.
Do not make contact with the revolving cutter.
Place a wooden pad or suitable cover over the table surface to protect it from possible damage.
Use the buddy system when moving heavy attachments.
Do not attempt to tighten arbor nuts using machine power.
When installing or removing milling cutters, always hold them with a rag to prevent cutting your hands.
While setting up work, install the cutter last to avoid being cut.
Never adjust the workpiece or work mounting devices when the machine is operating
Chips should be removed from the workpiece with an appropriate rake and a brush.
NOTE : Chip rake should be fabricated to the size of the T-slots (Figure 8-2).
Shut the machine off before making any adjustments or measurements.
When using cutting oil, prevent splashing by using appropriate splash guards. Cutting oil on the floor can cause a slippery condition that could result in operator injury.
Figure 8-2. Chip rake.
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- Machining Handbook
- Chapter 1. Introduction to the Machine Shop
- Chapter 2. Properties, Identification and Heat Treatment of Metals
- Chapter 3. Lathes
- Chapter 4. Milling Operations
- Chapter 5. Milling, Grinding, Drilling And Slotting Attachments
- Chapter 6. Drilling Machines
- Chapter 7. Sawing Machines
- Chapter 8. Grinding Machines
- Chapter 9. Portable Machine Tools