I only ever do this on very large turnings (usually face turnings), and that is usually just to ensure that the item doesn't foul the lathe bed.
I have a love/hate relationship with my lathe. I hate starting the piece, hence the bandsawing. I also hate the chips alles über. But I love the results. Haven’t got it set up at present, it’s slowly rusting in my shed. I have to say I’m impressed with what you ‘turn out‘