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Unimat Tool System
« on: January 31, 2009, 05:19:52 PM »
What do you guys think about this
http://scientificsonline.com/product.asp?pn=3053776&cm_mmc=Mercent-_-Google-_-421499-_-3053776&mr:trackingCode=1B64614C-F1EE-DD11-80A9-000423C27502&mr:referralID=NA&bhcd2=1233407193


Its rather small but perfect for small robots and small parts

EDIT: I found a review of it . Makes it seem not worth the buy
http://jbwid.com/gij36.htm
« Last Edit: January 31, 2009, 06:30:06 PM by airman00 »
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Re: Unimat Tool System
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2009, 09:01:27 PM »
The headache with unimats and shopsmiths et al is you have to tear down your lathe to set up the mill.

if you win the lottery, proxxon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017PTAHG
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0017NQWAG
http://www.emachinetool.com/new/catalog/vertical.cfm?DestinationCategory=Mini%20Vertical%20%20Mill&ProductID=1017
http://www.emachinetool.com/new/catalog/single.cfm?ProductID=717

Sherline: too light for my tastes but check all the links and buy the tabletop machining book:
http://www.sherline.com/
http://www.sherline.com/business.htm ( free and darn well worth it )
http://www.sherline.com/bookplug.htm
http://www.sherline.com/insintro.htm

For those of us with Nicole Kidman fantasies and truckstop waitress reailities, it's still Harbor Freight.

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Re: Unimat Tool System
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2009, 09:58:20 PM »
The headache with unimats and shopsmiths et al is you have to tear down your lathe to set up the mill.


Hah, my stepdad worked for Shopsmith for like 10 years
http://www.shopsmith.com/

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Re: Unimat Tool System
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2009, 10:48:10 PM »
The Shopsmith MARK V actually looks pretty good
http://www.shopsmith.com/markvsite/5tools.htm
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Re: Unimat Tool System
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2009, 11:46:36 PM »
Yeah that was their main product, but it was geared toward woodworking. I dunno if it would handle things like metal and plastic..Although i could ask him, i'm sure he retained the knowledge

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Re: Unimat Tool System
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2009, 08:52:04 PM »
Yeah that was their main product, but it was geared toward woodworking. I dunno if it would handle things like metal and plastic..Although i could ask him, i'm sure he retained the knowledge
Plastic, definitely. Metal, if you stick to aluminum, yes.

Of course the rpm needs to be different for different materials. Harder the material, slower the rpm and feed rate.

 


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