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Skip to main content. Some examples of this fmco have also been found with saddle and cross-slide locking screws the latter with a small brass plug pushed against the right-hand cross-slide bar but such fittings appear not to have been standard until at least the Mk. It may well be that some owners, frustrated by the absence of a carriage lock on their early machines, could have fitted their own – so it is impossible to be categorical on this point.

American machines all appear to have been delivered in a rather splendid fitted wooden box – manaul European customers, apart from those sold during the mid to late s, had to be content with finest-quality cardboard.

Production of the “W” continued into the dies-cast era but, with so few about, only limited numbers can have been sold. Apart from the very first examples, American-market machines were fitted with motors of a different design and size manuall those in Europe and possibly the rest of the world.

Several styles of handwheel were used, all turned from steel and plated silver or black. The entire body of the drill chuck was also given a distinctive and effective diamond-knurl finish.

A photographic essay for the Mk.

Late s tailstock and leadscrew handwheel assembly. Here is something of uninat from my belt specifications: Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab. Because it’s possible to convert a “W” to the specification of an ordinary metal-turning Unimat or use the “W” headstock on manua, machine it’s likely that the model may appear on the used market in a variety on non-factory specifications.

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I finally teamed up with a belting manufacturer and I am now able to offer the best fitting belts ever to ride the pulleys of a Unimat! This amount is subject to change until you make payment. The feed-screws on these models were changed to a left-hand thread, so allowing a “normal” feel – where turning the screw to the right resulted in a deeper cut; a far better arrangement than the “cack-handed” originals that did the opposite.


Whilst the OD and ID are plain machined the flats were ground. The ER type are measured at a defined distance below the extraction groove on the 8-degree 16 Degrees included angle.

Somewhere on this site is the answer to your question, a solution to your problem, good technical info. The motor was the now-familiar larger plain-bearing Dutch unit, with the centre portion painted ether black or in a colour to match the rest of the machine. There is also an indication that little time or material was wasted with, for example, the castings having an indifferent cosmetic finish and wrongly spotted and partially-bored centres holes corrected – but with the initial damage to the component ignored.

Sell now – Have one to sell? The handbook instructions differed from edition to edition, but the following is probably the clearest given: No additional import charges at delivery! Although this model carried a badge with the designation “SL” in recent years some of Elliott’s original advertising literature has caused confusion – they unwisely invented a model designation ” Unimat 9 ” nine machine in one when really they should just have listed it using ” Emco Unimat SL “.

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.

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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.

Your feedback is important to us and we strive to please all customers. The first example used a crude system, similar to that employed in a bicycle hub, with crowded loose balls contained between cones with the single-groove drive pulley held in place overhung, at the left-hand end of the cartridge by an M nut, the adjustment of which was used to set the bearing pre-load.


The tailstock cantilever was reduced and the casting became a two-piece affair with the upper and lower maanual clamped to the bed rails by a single Allen bolt. The ES and ER collets have 8, 12 or more slots and a collapse ynimat of about. Made in Holland by Motoren Eindhoven the ball-bearing, 40 watts, r. The tiny instruction book issued with this model was marked as being the 2nd edition and was originally typed on an A4 sheet, reduced to A5 and bound in grey card.

The “pea-green”, pre Emco brochure shows just such a machine, with the larger Dutch motor: Accessory boxes of the time were very distinctive with a turquoise or teal blue-and-white label with “Emco” spelled out in a diagonal emxo, a ‘circle M’ logo and “Made in Austria” printed underneath in small letters. The “Light” models were painted a hammer-effect green and with minor mechanical alterations only, including rather crude, cast-in degree-graduation marks on the front of the headstock.

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There are 3 items available. Unfortunately there was no provision for aligning the headstock, other than fitting the tailstock ram with a centre and pushing it into the spindle hole – while simultaneously tightening the locking screw.

Or click on this link! Towards the end of the Mk. Minimum monthly payments are required. Vintage Flyers, Price list, Acessory catalogs, Paper material. Motors used on this model included the Dutch-made painted type the large “round” versionan early example of the very much stronger and reliable U90 but with more sculptured end caps as shown in the large picture in the brochure and the “regular” U90 in a colour to match the lathe.

Although the system worked well enough, it did not have the clamping power of the later type and would probably not have stood up well to the demands of heavier milling cuts.

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