I managed to break the parting tool on the lathe and not really sure why/how it happend. I was trying to part off AL that was about 1.25 in diameter. Lathe speed was I think 550 rpm and I was feeding by hand. I managed to get ~ .25" deep when it broke off the insert and bent the tool. I wasn’t trying to force it into the material, I was probably .020-.030" from the 3 jaw chuck. I think the part off too bent to the right, not the chuck
Anyways wanted to let everyone know. I’ll order a replacement tomorrow since I broke it.