Unimat SL and DB lathes: unused, boxed examples publication titled: “First Junior Instructions for using The Emco Unimat Universal Machine Tool”. EMCO Hobby Machine Instruction Manuals and Spare Part Lists. Below are links to instruction manuals for various machines. Unimat 3. Spare Parts List. unimat,lathe,belts, manual, book emco, edelstaal,parts, db, sl, unimat 3, mini lathe, db, sl

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When the faces were correctly aligned by using the tailstock method previously outlined it was possible to insert into the slot a small “setting piece” – a disc washer given by the handbook as being 0.

Back to home page. Of course, collectors have moved into the market and very early black-finish machines – and most of the accessories from any year – are very sought after and command high prices. emdo

,anual year the number has sky rocketed. A later offering was a “slow-speed” bracket with two idler pulleys designed to allow much lower revolution and so make more effective use of the “chase-type” screwcutting attachment. Headstock spindle bore takes. Have one to sell? It is also possible that the lathes inspected may have been upgraded or modified – and it is entirely possible that some of the following conclusions are incorrect. Drill to center of circle New other see details: Mmanual to watch list.

With its unique headstock design, ingenious drive system and clever accessory mountings, everything points emo the lathe being designed from the outset as a multi-purpose machine that could be gradually equipped with a range of profitable extras. Versions made in the middle years of production can be recognised by msnual use of die-cast handwheels still with wasp-tail handles and a red-silver-red badge.

I finally teamed up with a belting manufacturer and I am now able to offer the best fitting belts unnimat to ride the pulleys of a Unimat! Several styles of handwheel were used, all turned from steel and plated silver or black.

Although the 2 and 2A had a carriage lock at the back the cross slide generally did not – that improvement appearing as standard on the 2B. The heavier base, having a much higher zinc content hence the weightmeant that emoc could be subjected to “plastic cold flow” if left under constant stress. As it would have provided the easiest and most reliable route into production the first version like nearly ever other amateur lathe of the timehad its base and other major castings in iron. Late s carriage with a single locking screw on the cross slide, wasp-tail handles and crude, cast-in degree marking on the feed-screw handwheels.


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EMCO-UNIMAT Model SL Operating Manual

Wallis and Futuna Western Samoa There are 3 items available. Eventually to be distributed world-wide – with importers using a variety of badges on the headstock – the first known advertisement for what was to become known as the DB in the USA, and SL in Europe, has been traced to page 60 in the October, issue of Model Railroader Magazine and placed by the original American importer Plasticast of Chicago, Illinois and Palo Alto, California.

The tailstock handwheel was black turned steel with a ‘wasp-tail’ handle. The Instruction Book for the Mk. In order to form a chronological sequence, and so help owners categorise their lathe, the various changes to the cast-iron models in so far as they have been discovered will be listed as “Mk.

Finally, with an expanding range of products, and a move into CNC machine tools, Maier grasped the nettle and brought the marketing and distribution in-house. If, with the tension screw No. Accessory boxes of the time were very distinctive with a turquoise or teal blue-and-white label with “Emco” spelled out in a diagonal line, a ‘circle M’ logo and “Made in Austria” printed underneath in small letters.

Contact the seller – opens in a new window or tab and request a shipping method to your location. This had a big, round-shaped induction motor with matching wrapper paint, a small red name plate mounted low down on the sloping face of the headstock, green paint and die-cast hand wheels with the wasp-tail handles. This item will ship to United Statesbut the seller has not specified shipping options.

Although the material has a memory, the belts will stretch a little after 20 or 30 minutes of use. Most of the first boxes had nicely bevelled vertical corners, until at some point during SL productionthis was stopped, probably as an economy measure.

It is likely that more than one kind of handwheel was fitted on the production line, with some being of a slightly different diameter to others. Distribution then moved to an organisation called Emco-Luxalmost certainly a tie up between a long-established German-owned European tool distributor and Maier. Please enter a valid ZIP Code. Improvements were also made to the headstock, with the spindle being given a register flange and the 2-step pulley made reversible on its mounting – so providing an increase in the number of speeds.

Unique to the first one or two years of production the base’s other main identifying features were its middle section, formed into a convex chip tray with a flattish bottomraised ridges running along the front and back walls and the boring of the casting at both ends to accept two solid-steel, mm diameter bed bars each retained by a horizontal grub-screw.


Although it had been in regular use, it still retained its first motor he had been careful not to exceed the time-limited running and even one drive belt was original.

How long-lived and reliable is a Unimat? Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the balance is not paid in full within 6 months.

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I still wasn’t happy with them. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping msnual import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc.

Calculate Varies based on location and shipping method. It may be that an earlier model was advertised in – but a search by the writer’s German contacts through hobby literature of that year has drawn a blank – hence this is likely to have been not just the first American, but the first ever advertisement for the Unimat Continued: Although tiny, it was perfectly capable of decent work, available with a wide range of accessories and was light enough to be lifted on and off the workbench with one strong hand.

The smaller turned-parts on were probably made on a “Swiss Auto” – and ideal machine for making quantities of precision miniature components – with the plain-steel, mm diameter handwheels having a pleasing diamond knurl around their outer edge, tiny micrometer dials engraved into the inner boss and straight pins for hand-grips.

As a point of interest, the spindle from this unit was also used in the Nanual Grinder part number VS that Emco offered for their larger V7, V8 and V10 lathes.

See all condition definitions – opens in a new window or tab. In April the writer met a model engineer who had been given one as a present for his 21 st birthday some 40 years previously. To distinguish between the lighter and heaver ZAMAK versions unless you have both togther and can pick them up examine the area where the milling post comes through – on the lighter version there are six bracing ribs around the hole and on the heavier just one round boss in the middle of a rib towards the front; on a light base five of the six ribs have round bosses while the 6th, towards the tailstock, does not.

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