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Over two minutes is an eternity on the internet.

Is LeBlond’s “Welcome To Your Machine – RKL Heavy Duty Lathe” video clocking in at 7 minutes and 52 seconds the micro-equivalent of “Sleep,” Andy Warhol’s 1963 “anti-film” of 321 minutes of a dude sleeping?

Not really … if you want an introduction to our RKL heavy-duty lathes. But we present a cheat seat below if you want to skip forward to certain topics.

Without further ado, here is the video:

Cheat Sheet

Here is a cheat sheet of time markers for the noted topics:

0:12 Introduction

0:24 How to Level Your Machine (leveling pads etc.)

1:47 Headstock Operation Controls (“All the levers” and dials on the headstock for spindle range, feed charts for cutting threads etc.)

3:16 Apron & Cross Slide Controls (lubrication for cross slide and longitude, apron lever, half-nut lever for cutting threads etc.)

5:20 Tailstock Controls (dial speed selector for two-speed tailstock etc.)

5:59 Lubrication & Oil Levels Throughout the Machine (controls for auto-lubricated carriage, bedway and cross slide lubrication etc.)

7:35 Conclusion

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