Any business requires machine tools for efficient work. However, an area which is neglected by most companies is maintenance of machine tools. Simply buying the tools and using them every day is not enough to ensure best results. Small activities need to be undertaken on a daily basis, such as cleaning the tool with a brush. The process of doing the same is shown in this video. It has also been recommended to use lathe boards whenever heavy work pieces are being mounted. Of course, it goes without saying that safety practices need to be put in place for work on these machines. Special precautions need to be taken while working with cast iron, as shown here.