chapter  8
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Basic bench fitting 8.1 Relative merits and disadvantages of using hand tools

Despite the wide range of machine tools available, and despite the high rates of material removal that are possible with modern machine tools and cutters, bench fitting using hand tools still has a place in modern industry. Bench fitting is too slow and costly for batch and flowline production, but it has a place in the making of ‘one-off’ prototypes for research and development projects, and in jig and toolmaking.