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On Monday a friend completely surprised me by giving me this Unimat DB200 after I mentioned to him that I used to have one, sold it, and wished I hadn't.
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I'm grateful for his generosity.



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Wow. Very cool. Wish I had friends like that. What kind of projects are you planning?


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I've had two of them and the second one which was the nicer of the two was stolen from my father's shed.

They are great tools to learn on.
 

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Wow. Very cool. Wish I had friends like that. What kind of projects are you planning?


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I'm not sure yet. I'm thinking of contacting the guy I sold my first to, to see if he still wants it.


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I've had two of them and the second one which was the nicer of the two was stolen from my father's shed.

They are great tools to learn on.
Publicize the serial number of the stolen one.


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Publicize the serial number of the stolen one.


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I doubt it was recorded anywhere.

I see you're a PE. Ignore anything I say, my engineering credentials are degrees in Chemistry and Corporate Finance and just shy of 20 years working with job titles of "Engineer".
 

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Awesome,.
 

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I doubt it was recorded anywhere.

I see you're a PE. Ignore anything I say, my engineering credentials are degrees in Chemistry and Corporate Finance and just shy of 20 years working with job titles of "Engineer".
Because I had a late start after failing college once, I'm proud of my PE and engineering education, but one of the best electronic engineers I ever worked with had no degrees; he learned first as a radio technician in the U.S. Navy, followed by many years running his own businesses. Another engineer, who was probably the smartest person I worked with had a PE, but no engineering degree. His degrees, including a Ph.D., were in physics. I won't ignore or discount anything you say. Nor should you give added credence to anything I say.


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Good luck with the lathe. They are awsome machines.
 

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Thanks! I had one that I bought myself new in the 70s and sold in about 95 or so. I had the grinding wheels, the steady rest, and a few lesser accessories. I thought because I had a 6" Atlas I didn't need it anymore, but I never stopped missing it. It's what I learned to machine on. Later, I got to work on a larger South Bend. There's a big difference, but there's still a place in my heart for the Unimat.


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Interesting Steve, I too started on a DB200 (which I still have), acquired lots of accessories and eventually graduated to an Atlas 618 which is now my workhorse.

I credit the DB200 for getting me started in machining back in the 70's.

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IS IT A TOY LATHE THAT THINKS IT's A REAL ONE OR A REAL LATHE THAT THINKS IT's A TOY ?

DOESN'T MATTER , THEY ARE SO WELL DESIGNED & BUILT THAT THE LITTLE UNIMAT
CAN DO BOTH JOBS QUITE WELL !

SUCH WONDERFUL LITTLE MACHINES . MOST OF THEM WERE SOLD IN THE USA BY SEARS .
FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND , THEY STILL HAVE SOME PARTS IN STOCK .
 
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The model number on this seems to indicate a Sear Roebuck origin. My first was ordered from the back of a Mechanix Illustrated, Popular Mechanics, or similar magazine. This one predates my previous one; it has the aluminum handles rather than the black plastic ones my other one had and the switch is on the cord instead of a rocker switch built into the motor case.
No offense intended, but why do you "shout"?


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No offense intended, but why do you "shout"?

NONE TAKEN AS I AM NOT SHOUTING .

JUST TYPING IN CAPS , THE BIGGER FRIENDLIER LETTERS .
 

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My father was nearly totally deaf and I learned from that, that shouting is perceived by the listeners rather than the speaker.
I really enjoy the content of your posts, so I'll learn to live with it.


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I HAVE THE BIG BOY .
THE EMCO MAXIMAT SUPER 11 .
IT WAS MADE IN 1990 & CAME OUT OF THE SAME FACTORY IN AUSTRIA .

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That's really nice. It's obvious you've taken good care of it. I always wanted one. I hope to make my Jet 1336 PBD work nearly as well.


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Wow. Very cool. Wish I had friends like that. What kind of projects are you planning?


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I bought its brother (same model) as a Christmas gift for a very dear friend 2 years ago. He passed away a month earlier so I still have it in the original wood case. Also having a craftsman 6" unit, a South Bend 9A 4' bed & a Harrison M300 long bed makes it surplus for me. I spun it up to verify function but never actually used it. I don't anticipate needing it so it can be available. I need to buy a new digital camera so pics are not available at this time.
 
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