Capstan lathe Vs Turret lathe

Difference between capstan lathe and turret lathe:

S.No
Capstan lathe
Turret lathe
1
It is a light duty machine
It is a heavy duty machine
2
The turret head is mounted on the ram and the ram is mounted on the saddle.
The turret head is directly mounted on the saddle and the saddle slides over the bed ways
3
The saddle will not be moved during machining
The saddle is moved along with the turret head during machining
4
The lengthwise movement of turret is less The lengthwise movement of turret is more
5
Short work pieces only can be machined. Long work pieces can be machined
6
It is easy to move the turret head as it slides over the ram
It is difficult to move the turret head along with saddle
7
The turret head cannot be moved crosswise
The turret head can bbe moved crosswise in some turret lathes
8
As the construction of lathe is not rigid, heavy cut cannot be given
As the construction of lathe is rigid, heavy cut can be given
9
It is used for machining work pieces up to 60mm diameter
It is used for machining work pieces up to 200mm diameter
10
Collet is used to hold the work piece
Jaw chuck is used to hold the work piece


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