Emco Unimat SL and DB Manual (English) – Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. This wasn’t easy to find!. Pure chance brought me then to the Emco Unimat SL small machine tool from the seventies. On ebay I followed the offers and after some time I went for one offer. The Unimat covers a range commercially sold machines intended for machining and metalworking for model making hobbyists manufactured by the Emco Emco[edit]. Unimat DB, Unimat DB; Unimat SL, Unimat SL; Unimat 3.

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However, with post-WW2 production difficulties and material shortages still hampering all industries, it’s possible that this first type was never publicised at all, but just offered locally in Austria. The original model stayed in production untilwith a run of aroundls, at which point it was replaced by the Unimat 3, an entirely conventional-looking lathe and one not nearly as adaptable to so many different uses. Finally, s, an expanding range of products, and a move into CNC machine tools, Maier grasped the nettle and brought the marketing and distribution in-house.

As a point of interest, the spindle from this unit was also used in the Toolpost Grinder part number VS that Emco offered for their larger V7, V8 and V10 lathes. Unfortunately there was no provision for aligning the headstock, other than uninat the tailstock ram with a centre and meco it into the spindle hole – while simultaneously tightening the locking emfo. On the “Heavy” models at the point where the M6 screws retained the bed rails at both headstock and tailstock the casting was given two inimat grooves.

To check emc a motor has plain bearings look for a small hole in the protruding bearing housing at each end. Constructed as a one piece casting, the first tailstock had a distinctive spindle-retaining nut, just inboard of the handwheel, and a very pronounced rearward cantilever to maximize the machine’s limited between-centres’ capacity.

This page was last edited on 18 Septemberat A pin, screwed in through the left-hand face of the casting, engaged against the cone, and drew the headstock down and locked it in place. 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.


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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The handbook instructions differed from edition to edition, but the following is probably the clearest given: The Unimat covers a range commercially sold machines intended for machining and metalworking for model making hobbyists manufactured by the Emco company.

Uinmat alternative precision cartridge, the “Clockmaker’s Sleeve Order No.

One especially interesting Unimat-based lathe has also been found, a home-made version – seen here. ER collets also have an extraction groove– the E and ES collets do not. Because it’s possible to convert a “W” to the specification of an ordinary metal-turning Unimat or use the emcoo headstock on another machine it’s likely that the model may appear on the used market in a variety on non-factory specifications.

Skip to main content. UK-market badge from the Elliott era. The ES and ER collets have 8, 12 or more slots and a collapse range of about. 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.

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In order to provide a vertical feed, the 12 mm e,co headstock spindle and its bearings were mounted within a cylindrical “cartridge”, with a rack, formed along its rear surface, engaged by a splined bar inserted wmco a hole bored through the top face of the headstock. From the start of production the motor bracket came with an idler pulley – but machines have been found without this fitting possibly to ease the fitting of a particular accessory and hence only 6 instead of 11 speeds. Towards the end of the Mk.


The entire body of the drill chuck was also given a distinctive and effective diamond-knurl finish. It is capable of working mostly wood and plastics. 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.

It is the same machine as the basic with additional capabilities such as wood turning, sawing, drilling, milling and metal turning. 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. Uniimat for the introduction of a rounded uni,at in front of the headstock through which a simple vertical alignment uninat could pass, this was the last version of the Unimat to use a cast-iron base.

Comes with everything show Rather late in the day, on August 1,a Unimst States patent No. This unit contains three small capacitors within the single casing and it is not unknown for one to have short circuited to earth internally.

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This is a collection of enhancements for any of the Unimat 1 tools. 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.

In order no doubt to give the unit a “machine-tool” or “technical” appearance it was finished, apart from the black-varnished field-lamination area, in an attractive crackle-black paint to match the lathe. The aim had been to allow its 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.

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