Several attachments are provided to enable a lathe to be used for various kinds of work. The most important among these are the face plate, chuck, mandrel, boring bar and steady rest. There are other attachments, as taper attachment, center-grinding attachments, etc., which are very useful, but need not be described here.

A face plate is shown at E in Fig. 171. It screws on the end of the main spindle in place of the small face-plate F. Work which cannot be suspended between centers is clamped by means of bolts and iron clips to the face plate.