Probably not many have ever had much use for their swarf, but there are times when it can be the best tool for the job
I use mine all the time. I have used the very fine dust like chips as soil amendments
I have used the long curly tendrils from drill presses as rebar in concrete castings
I have packed swarf in the eves of houses to discourage squirrels and birds.
Once I even used some stainless steel drilling swarf on top of a fence to serve as razor wire at a business I had in a city a long time ago.
So yesterday I caught a snake in my chicken house, in spite of our burying barbed wire and sheet metal around the chicken pen when we added on to it years ago snakes have discovered a way to get inside of the older preexisting portion and yesterday I managed to find out how they were getting in when the snake trying to exit got stuck with the dozen eggs in its belly.
Here is what I did to prevent this from happening again