Unimat 3 Motor

July 26, 2016 Nigel 0

The weakness with the original Unimat 3 was the motor. It was designed to have a continuous rating of just 8 to 10 minutes and would get very very hot – too hot to touch [more…]

Unimat 3 Circular Saw

July 26, 2016 Nigel 0

The Emco Unimat 3 had a great circular saw attachment. The real benefit of this was the precision with which you can strip and machine wood for model making purposes. The only downside is the [more…]

Bolt Patterns and Clearance

July 23, 2016 Nigel 0

Sometimes I just struggle to get the correct clearances and bolt patterns. Often due to the fact that I change my mind on the type or size of bolts that I should use. The trouble [more…]

1 2 3 Blocks

July 17, 2016 Nigel 0

Technically these are 10-20-40 and 20-40-80 Blocks and Arc Euro Trade calls them Stevenson’s Blocks. Review Great for jacking up workpieces, aligning workpieces on a milling table or using as a measuring aid. Toughened and [more…]

New to Old & back to Newish

July 3, 2016 Nigel 0

There is something about good quality tools and sometimes the old ones are the best, not always, but some of the older hand tools are especially nice. The curved tin snips at the top of [more…]