At 09:57 PM 8/27/98 EDT, you wrote:
In a message dated 8/27/98 9:03:27 PM Eastern
The Unimat (it's still being made) is a nice machine, but IMHO a little
small for the sort of things that I'm likely to need....
i really dread continuing this off topic discussion, but american science and
) sells the unimat 1 for $300. is it any good?
Not in my opinion, they're a clever design but they're too small to make
anything other than pins and such and much too flimsy to make accurate
cuts. Weight & mass = stiffness = accurate cuts in a machine tool. You're
much better off to find an old 6" lathe like a Logan, Atlas or a South
Bend. I have a 12" lathe made in Mexico of all places but it's strong as
hell! Even the chip tray is solid cast iron.
Where would you recommend finding a good deal on one? How much do they
tend to go for?
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