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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However, as might be mamual with such a popular little lathe, Sears Roebuck and Co. 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. At around this time Emco introduced the Model W, a simplified “Woodworking” version bereft of carriage and feed-screw.

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 first Unimat I bought had no belts. Versions made in the middle years of production can be recognised by the use of die-cast handwheels still with wasp-tail handles and a red-silver-red badge. Your feedback is important to us and we strive to please all customers. A recent discovery was a Mk.

EMCO-UNIMAT Model SL Operating Manual

The fellow I bought it from assured me they were easy to find, maybe twenty years ago this was true. Because it’s possible to convert a “W” to the specification of an ordinary metal-turning Unimat or use the “W” headstock on another machine it’s likely that the model may appear on the used market in a variety on non-factory specifications. After your purchase, you may perform the checkout process immediately and ebay will calculate the shipping charges. In the UK the lathe was marketed first by J.

Colours, as ever, pose a problem and instead of a single, standard finish, examples have been found in crackle-black, a light plain flat grey and others in either silver-blue or silver grey – with the latter two in a “hammer-effect” paint.

Although the exterior dimensions of the cartridge were one of the few things to remain unchanged throughout production, its contents did not. 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: This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking.


The cross slide followed the same design and, just like the English Drummond Little Goliath of 25 years earlier, ran on two bars instead of conventional machined ways. The item may be a factory second or a new, unused item with defects. Three jaw chuck run-out. Later arrangements were more sensible and robust, with the use of two single-row, self-adjusting sealed-for-life ball races NSK Bearings part number E with wavy “Belville” washers providing the thrust. ER collets also have an extraction groove– the E and ES collets do not.

Late s headstock with the vertical, hexagon-headed alignment pin Mk.

There were several serious oversights on this first model including a lack of provision to lock either the saddle or the cross slide to their respective bars and feed-screws with a ‘right-hand” thread’ – giving that annoyingly counterintuitive situation where turning a handle to the right produced a moment towards, instead of away from, the operator.

Vintage Flyers, Price list, Acessory catalogs, Paper material. PZB delta cap, 0. Learn More – opens in a unimqt window or tab.

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.

Black crackle finished Emco Unimat Mk. This example unimt has a locking screw on the cross slide.

EMCO Unimat SL Operating Instructions & Parts Manual | eBay

Despite being intended as a mass-production unit evidence from these specimens shows that, at first no doubt because of the still-severe economic conditions at the timethe Emco factory would have had a limited number of automatic production machines and a good deal of hand-work went into each example.

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The heavier base, having a much higher zinc content hence the weightmeant that it could be subjected to “plastic cold flow” if left under constant stress. The item you’ve selected was not added to your cart. 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.

Late s headstock with the vertical, hexagon-headed alignment pin. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees.

Most of the first boxes had nicely bevelled vertical corners, until at some point during SL productionthis was stopped, probably as an economy measure. Contact the seller – opens in a new window or tab and request a shipping method to your location. 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.


Subject to credit approval. Unless specified, all shipments originate from Be sure to use. Back to home page Return to top. Swing over cross slide Motors were fitted with either plain bronze or ball bearings with, in general, those for Europe with voltages aboveusing ball races and most American-market U90s with plain bearings – though an exception was the first 40 Watt motor that used ball-races.

Leadscrew, cross-feed screw M 8×1 left. Wallis and Futuna Western Samoa There are 3 items available. For the American market the 2A Instruction book was published by “American Edelstaal” in New York and was a considerable improvement over the original.

Although at first the carriage had no form of lock, later models were given a clamp bolt at the rear that also acted as a form of adjustment to the sliding fit. If the felts have dried out remove them and soak in thin oil for a couple of days – that usually smco them working again; alternatively, fashion new felts from material easily available from dress-making shops. Please enter 5 or 9 numbers for the ZIP Code.

Emco Unimat lathes

Failure of Unimat motors is very common and the causes manifold. The E collets have just 6 slots and, as with a collapse range of only a few thousandths of an inch, are intended for use only with the “nominal” size marked on the collet.

The aim had been to allow emck use as a metal or wood lathe, miller, drill press, polisher, grinder, jig saw, saw bench, wood planer or jointer, sander or even – with the headstock detached from the bed and fitted with a grip – as a hand drill.