Record BS250 Bandsaw

April 1, 2016 Nigel 0

My old bandsaw has broken, nothing too serious, but the casting around the guides broke and being a friction based guide system I just thought enough is enough. In addition it was a tad underpowered [more…]

Proxxon MBS 240/e Micro Bandsaw

April 1, 2016 Nigel 0

Specification 220 – 240V. Blade speed adjustable from 180 to 330/min. Throat 150mm, max height 85mm. Table 200 x 200, tiltable to 458. One blade 1,065 x 0.4mm, 14TPI is included. Reveiw A solid bandsaw [more…]

Wixey Digital Angle Gauge

April 1, 2016 Nigel 0

A small digital angle gauge – really no more and no less than what it says on the box. Specification: Resolution: 0.1 degree Range: +/- 150 degrees Repeatability: +/- 0.1 degrees Size: 2″ x 2″ [more…]

Emco Unimat 3

March 31, 2016 Nigel 12

I’ve been using this lathe for the past 32 years. This is what I learnt to turn on and all those years on it is still in use on a very regular basis to machine [more…]

Boley Watch Makers Lathe

March 31, 2016 Nigel 0

The tiny etched brass plaque on the box. This is a 6.5mm lathe made by G. Boley, established in Germany in 1870. To give you an idea of just how small this lathe is the [more…]

kestag 1636 end mill

Maykestag End Mill

March 28, 2016 Nigel 0

I was at a car boot fair wandering around and came across a stall selling tools. In a small tray there were a few milling cutters and one of them was this distinctive cutter – [more…]