Compound rest

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(Mech.) the tool carriage of an engine lathe.

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The application of frontal gears assured a higher accuracy of angular location of [+ or -]2" and a great carrying capacity for couplings by using of compound rest of lathe with ultra precision location.
Compound Rest: The compound rest, or compound for short, is mounted on the carriage.
The compound rest allows the tool to be hand fed at an oblique angle to the lathe bed and is required in operations like screw-threading and the machining of short tapers or chamfers.