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Simply put, a machinist uses tools to make other tools. Some machine tools used are the milling machine, lathe, surface grinder, CNC mill and CNC turning centres, among others.

A machinist cuts, drills, taps, reams, bores, mills, turns, deburrs, files, grinds, programs, and assembles metals, plastics, wood, and any number of exotic materials used in consumer goods, automotive, aerospace, and medical areas of industry.

Machinists--unlike machine operators--are skilled tradesmen. They are required to have a solid background in problem-solving skills using technical math, metrology (measurement), as well as CNC programming (Mastercam, Solidworks, etc.) editing, and operation.
by not_on_the_dole_guy December 10, 2006
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a sudden illness experienced on January 20, 2021 when you can’t go into work because you must celebrate the the swearing in of President Joe Biden & Vice-President Kamala Harris signaling the end of the 1460 day hostage situation otherwise known as the Trump Presidency & the defeat of the Potatriot Uprising of January 6, 2021.
I couldn’t go in Wednesday. I had the inauguvirus
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