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A dividing head and a rotary table are different machines but the rotary table , according to how it is set up, can accomplish the same task. Both machines have tapered center holes to accept Morse taper centers. The dividing head is designed to hold a shaft and the rotary table is designed to hole a plate, however, the rotary table can be put up into the vertical position and double as a dividing head. This brings us to the hole plates. It is common for the hole plate on the dividing head to have hole patterns on both sides of a reasonably large plate. The rotary table will usually have a number of small plates. If that was a dividing head you looked at it is likely that all of the holes needed were on that plate, but on both sides.