I used a scrap riser to mill a custom knob with 17 flutes as an example, because most traditional manual rotary tables and dividing heads struggle with dividing prime numbers.

Face engraving is another use, ie clock faces etc.

I redid the graduations on my lathe dials which were badly pitted from rust, erasing a lot of lines and numbers.

I guessed at 40 lines, because the compound slide had 20 marks on a 2mm pitch screw, it seemed logical the the cross slide would have 40 on a 2mm pitch screw.

Some of the originals didnt quite line up, so I’m guessing there were only 39 originally, using 40 as zero as well.

Still it is what it is, I’ll stick with my 40 legible ones for the time being.

I needed two large holes in plates, 46mm and 40mm. I mounted the plates on the rotary table, set the indexer to continuous run and slowly lowered the cutting bit. This saved me from having to buy 2 different size hole saws that I might never use again.

I also used the center waste as a washer instead of the valve head that I previously used on the chuck adapter shaft.

The curved slot on the smaller plate was achieved using the degree function, 25 degrees switching directions at each end.

My Dremel juice wand from a previous Instructable would have benefited greatly from the use of an indexer.

Finally, cutting gears is another area where a dividing head is almost a necessity which I’m now able to tackle.

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