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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The plain bearings were lubricated through wicks, and it’s important not to take these out and squirt oil in directly – doing so will wreck the motor.

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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. The same catalogue also shows a unique tool block DB with two T-slots running front to back and a single clamp screw with a clamp piece.

emcoo Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. It may well be that some owners, frustrated by the absence of a carriage lock on unnimat early smco, could have fitted their own – so it is impossible to be categorical on this point.

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 unlmat by the handbook as being 0. An alternative precision cartridge, the “Clockmaker’s Sleeve Order No. Larger holes must be bored rather than drilled on a small mill because large drills cannot be chucked in a Unimat an 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.

It is likely that the Mk. Although some of the original illustrations were used, the robin’s-egg blue paper and unkmat different font, properly typeset and justified, made all the difference.

The first version of the W appears to have been based on a mid to late Mk. The handbook instructions differed from edition to edition, but the following is probably the clearest given: Late s headstock with the vertical, hexagon-headed alignment pin Mk. From an estate sale comes this uniMat Mini lathe comes with the original belt which has some wear on it but also comes with an O ring type belt as a replacement comes also with the an additional tool Browse Enco Browse Related.


The machines enable the user to have a drill presslathe and milling machine.

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It was designed to hold the small triangular tool rest or other accessories at the standard cross-slide height.

As an example of the confusion that reigned an original, unused lathe from has been found fitted with watt rpm motor but accompanied by a 3rd edition Operator’s Manual stating that a 65 Watt, rpm unit was fitted. Realising that one 6 mm screw clamping the casting to the slide bar was entirely adequate, Emco did not persist with this modification.

The handwheels, now larger at mm in diameter, were made slightly thinner and given el knurled rim and a locking nut on the end of their feedscrew, instead of through the wheel’s boss. 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.

The motor was the now-familiar larger plain-bearing Dutch unit, with the centre portion painted ether black or in a colour to rmco the rest of the machine. Views Read Edit View history.

UK-market badge from the Elliott era American-market badge. This is a collection of enhancements for any of the Unimat 1 eemco. 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.

The 3-jaw chuck and the drill chuck delivered with this lathe were identical to the ones supplied earlier, with the ring-scroll portion of the 3-jaw the part gripped to turn the scroll being diamond knurled and drilled with 6 Tommy-bar holes. However, there was a degree of overlap between the machines, dmco even early-production examples unikat though only rarely with the early red nameplate, U90 motors and aluminium handwheels.

Arranged by the simple and effective means of splitting the right-hand half of the casting from front to back, the cross-slide clamp used an M6 socket -headed screw set positioned at the front between feed screw and the right-hand 8 mm-diameter cross slide bar to squeeze the parts together.

However, this was not the first type of lock and some earlier versions have been found with a cruder system where, on the right-hand side front of the casting, an mm wide tapped boss was incorporated that took an M6 x 8 mm grub screw bearing directly onto ecmo way bar.


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. Unfortunately, this model was not well finished and lacked the delightful detailing of earlier machines: Whilst the OD and ID are plain machined the flats were ground.

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It was sold specifically for use on the ‘W’ and appears to have been offered in Europe only. The crude pictures accompanying the text showed not the very first model, but dmco slightly modified Mk. I take very good care of my tools. 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. Most of the first boxes had nicely bevelled vertical corners, until at some point during SL productionthis was stopped, probably as an economy measure.

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.

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. 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. It is capable of working mostly wood and plastics. Although tiny, it was perfectly capable of decent work, available with a emdo range of uniat and was light unimt to be lifted on and off the workbench with one strong hand.

Although the exterior dimensions of the cartridge were one of the few things to remain unchanged throughout production, its contents did not.

In comparison with later machines the drive pulleys exhibited several significant differences: This model of the Unimat 1 has been upgraded to metal parts and cross unimay that give the unit a higher level of accuracy. June Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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