Proxxon Bench Circular Saw FKS/e

October 8, 2016 Nigel 0

Specification 220 – 240V motor, 50/60Hz. Electronic speed control, with feedback effect, for speeds of 4,400 – 6,800rpm. Overall size: 300 x 262 x 170mm (without extension wing). Weight approx. 5.2kg. Table size: 295 x [more…]

Proxxon Bench Circular Saw KS 230

October 8, 2016 Nigel 0

Specification Machined, die-cast aluminium table of 160 x 160mm. Super cut blade 58mm dia., 80 teeth, individually set and sharpened, is included. Quiet, high performance 230V motor for prolonged use. Graduated mitre stop. Base of [more…]

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…]

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…]

Hobbymat MD65

June 11, 2016 Nigel 0

I′ve owned this lathe from new, bought around 1982. Review Specification: Centre Height: 65 mm (2.6″) Between Centres: 300 mm (12″) Turning diameter over carriage: 62mm Cross slide travel: 80mm Headstock: MT2 Headstock bore: 12mm [more…]