These wonderful little machines are now orphans since Emco discontinued support of accessories, parts and manuals. The uses of these machines are as unlimited as the skill and imagination of the operator given the wealth of accessories available. In the final years of production the green steel cased motor returned and the hand wheels were now made of plastic. From what I have read, I believe over , units were produced. The fellow I bought it from assured me they were easy to find, maybe forty years ago this was true.

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Unless specified, all shipments originate from 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. Vintage Flyers, Price uinmat, Acessory catalogs, Paper material. However, by the mid s the technical literature with USA-market machines was showing two motors: Visit my eBay store. Maple Lake, Minnesota, United States.

Please enter 5 or 9 numbers for the ZIP Code. Unfortunately, this model was not well finished and lacked the delightful detailing of earlier machines: After your purchase, you may perform the checkout process immediately and ebay will calculate the shipping charges.

This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking. Please be sure your E-mail settings will accept my reply. Shipping cost cannot be calculated. 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.

The ball races are grease lubricated — using oil will wash the grease out and foul up the inside of the motor, again promoting failure. The outside face of the front cone was ground to an abutment flange for items screwed onto the spindle ,anual — although this arrangement may have caused problems unimaat the bearing adjustment, with heavier interrupted cuts tending to tighten the cone and reduce clearances. A central leadscrew was used to drive the carriage up and down the bed rails.

Learn More — opens in a new window or tab. The first kind splined drive-bar used to move the cartridge was fitted with a very short, plain handle but later a black knob was added and finally the handle retaining the ballwas lengthened. 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.

Emcl 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 emxo tightening the locking screw.

To discover which model you have found, invert the machine and look at the underside of the bed: 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. A recent discovery was a Mk. Distribution then moved to an organisation called Emco-Luxalmost certainly a tie up between a long-established German-owned European tool distributor and Maier. The vertical pillar was This year the number has sky rocketed.

Arranged by the simple and effective means of splitting the right-hand half of manuxl 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.

This amount is subject to change until you make payment. By the late s crackle-black finishes were being phased out and Emco followed fashion by producing the majority of the Mk. The first Unimat I bought had no belts. TOP Related Posts.


EMCO-UNIMAT Model SL Operating Manual

UK-market badge from the Elliott era American-market badge. 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 original model stayed in production until , with a run of around , examples, 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. 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 crude pictures accompanying the text showed not the very first model, but the slightly modified Mk. The earliest discovered European mention of the lathe was in the February edition of the popular English magazine "Practical Mechanics" - an early German-language of the full catalogue is here.


Emco Unimat SL and DB Manual (English)

Could you confirm my diagnosis. Regards Rick Rick, Sounds like a familiar story. Yes Capacitor is bad, one side open the other shorted to ground or motor case. You might try this, remove capacitor and wire as though it was never there. Green to case. Motor should run if it is still OK. As for the brush caps they pry off.

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