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    Machinist

    Dear friends and Teachers,

    - What is the difference between "mechanic" and "machinist"?

    Thanks a million!

    NamSteven

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    Re: Machinist

    I think it may be different in Am E, but in Br E a machinist uses light machinery (say - a sewing machine), whereas a mechanic services any kind of machinery (say - mending a car).

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    Re: Machinist

    In AmE, a mechanic is a skilled person who repairs automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, etc.

    A machinist is a professional who has undergone a training program and apprenticeship to use machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, and machining centers, to produce precision metal parts.

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