The lathe is a gadget that can be used in almost every machine shop or manufacturing facility. As a result, we have a wide range of industrial lathes available for purchase online. The most basic explanation of how a metal lathe machine works is that it spins a part at a high rate of speed when removing material with cutting tools. So many items are built on lathes that you have to wonder where we would be if these amazing devices hadn’t been invented. Almost anything you own that is made of metal was crafted, at least in part, on a lathe at some point. That is why this computer is known as the “mother of all machine tools” because of its versatility and functionality.