A skill that consists of precisely spacing cuts, dividing is a crucial technique for gear cutting and radial work on a metalworking lathe. This complete guide to dividing clearly explains its principles and covers everything a model engineer needs to know about dividing and several methods that can be achieved – from simple applications without specialized equipment to the use of a semi-universal dividing head and a rotary table. The mathematics of dividing are also included and written in an easy-to-understand format that won’t intimidate.
Harold Hall worked as an electrical control systems engineer for thirty-five years before becoming editor of Model Engineer's Workshop magazine. He is the author of numerous books on workshop practice, including Metal Lathe for Home Machinists, The Metalworker's Workshop for Home Machinists, Milling for Home Machinists, and The Milling Machine for Home Machinists.