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Description & Features

The Sonalkar Follow Rests can be mounted on the cross-slide of lathe machines, opposite the tool post, as a support.
The Follow Rests have 2 adjustable points of soft material like brass and hylum, to allow rotation of jobs without causing abrasion scratches or scars. The soft points need replacement when these wear out.

Common Uses

The Sonalkar Follow Rests, fixed opposite the tool post, act as supports to counter balance the force exerted on the job by the tool. The 2 adjustable support points of the Follow Rests and the cutting edge of the tool form a triangle around the job. This minimises vibrations when turning long jobs.

Care in use

The Follow Rest should be clamped tightly onto the cross slide on the machine bed to avoid accidents and damages.
To minimise friction and thus wear-out of the soft points lubricate the points frequently.