In the 1900′s, tools like the slide rest and turret lathe, milling machine, and metal planer became popular. All were commonly used before 1840. Since then, huge advancements in technology and new equipment have rendered early models useless, and the items that are used for manufacturing and machining today hardly resemble their predecessors. In fact, with the growth of CNC tooling, in which computers are used to automate machining operations, production itself is vastly different. But CNC capabilities are hardly the only factor that have played a role, and there are a number of different machines and tools — even small ones — that are vital for businesses in those industries today.
Since keeping a stockpile of those tools handy can be challenging, business owners and managers should try