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Postby R2D2 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:31 pm

Bought this Unimat lathe and other bits at a boot fare for a silly price of £30! A great bargain. The motor runs from 240 volts main power. Its quite powerful. There is the Unimat motor housing but no motor. Needs a good clean but it all works! Will be great for machining parts for my models. Ive seen these going for around £200 complete so a great bargain with a much bigger motor!
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Re: Unimat lathe

Postby R2D2 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:32 pm

Close up of machine bed! All needs a clean but all working.
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Postby R2D2 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:33 pm

Tin full of spare collets and other bits!
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Re: Unimat lathe

Postby R2D2 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:36 pm

More accesories and extending bed! This will come in useful to make bits for my cars.
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Re: Unimat lathe

Postby number1 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:46 pm

Nice find, worth every penny I think :clap:
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Re: Unimat lathe

Postby morrigan » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:37 am

That should keep yopu busy for a while. A good find indeed
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Re: Unimat lathe

Postby Mark » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:45 am

Needs a bit of a clean, but certainly a cracking' bargain !!
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Re: Unimat lathe

Postby wingnut » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:02 pm

Nice find :mrgreen: a bit of "elbow grease" and your all set up.
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Re: Unimat lathe

Postby casper » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:59 pm

What a bargain :o nice find R2
extra tools available and plenty of parts online
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Re: Unimat lathe

Postby R2D2 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:02 pm

Cleaned up Unimat fitted to a new board. I stripped each seperate unit down and cleaned with a a wire brush on a Dremel drill.
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Re: Unimat lathe

Postby R2D2 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:03 pm

Chuck and tool post stripped and cleaned plus oiled. All looking good.
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Postby R2D2 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:04 pm

Center post cleaned up and oiled.
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Re: Unimat lathe

Postby R2D2 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:06 pm

Extra bits all cleaned! These parts are used to make a pillar drill or milling machine!
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Re: Unimat lathe

Postby R2D2 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:08 pm

Left of lathe! The drive belt is ok but I will buy a proper Unimat motor at some time so I can use the milling machine option.
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Re: Unimat lathe

Postby R2D2 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:11 pm

The mains motor is a bit dangerous with the electrics being exposed but I'm going box the whole thing in to make it safer!
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Re: Unimat lathe

Postby R2D2 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:13 pm

Close up of nice clean chuck. I was suprised to find this is metal with plastic jaws. It works quite well.
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