A wood turning lathe is typically used to turn items such as furniture and toys. Unlike other types of lathes, industrial wood turning lathes are incredibly durable. This means that they can withstand a lot of abuse without breaking down under normal circumstances, however sometimes the parts or the lathe can be defective.. Additionally, they can also be very versatile. This means in addition to wood, they can be used to turn a wide variety of other materials as well.

Due to the high-speed and dangerous nature of lathes, injuries can occur quite easily. In fact, industrial wood turners are three times more likely to suffer an injury than workers in other professions that use machinery. One of the most common types of injuries is when clothing gets caught in the spinning parts of the machine.. This usually leads to the hand or arm getting caught between the workpiece and the cutting wheel, causing serious cuts, wounds, and amputations. Other common injuries include back injuries from being hunched over a lathe for long periods of time, and shoulder injuries from lifting heavy objects. To help prevent these types of injuries, industrial wood turners should take safety measures, such as wearing gloves and using proper safety equipment.

If you have been injured by a wood turning lathe, you should contact an attorney. The injury could be caused by the machine itself, the operator, or something that the operator was using. An attorney can help you determine what happened and how to get compensated for your injuries.