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Miniature Lathe?

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Post by crazy2medic » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:18 pm

In my youth 1979-80, I had a small metal lathe, I believe it was made by Unimat, best of my recollection it was around $300 to 400 dollars, does this ring a bell with any hobbyist or machinist?
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Post by rotor » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:08 pm

Yes, I remember the ads. What's the question though? And 1979 was waay past my youth.


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Post by shooter37 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:34 am

Harbor Freight (?) used to sell them and I still have mine from 1997. Ran well and was good enough to hold zero for most small items.
If I was a bit younger I'd keep it but I'll probably see what I can swap it for.


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Post by crazy2medic » Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:44 am

Question 1 where could I find one?
Question 2 good enough to make a bullet with?
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Post by WildBill » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:40 am

crazy2medic wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:44 am
Question 1 where could I find one?
Question 2 good enough to make a bullet with?
I used to have a Unimat a long time ago.
For buying one, the only thing I can suggest is eBay.
It was good enough to make a bullet.
I found the lathe setup pretty good, but never had much success with the mill or drill press set-ups.
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