Phoenix_63 Posted December 12, 2013 Share #1 Posted December 12, 2013 Hi, for a while now I have been considering a small lathe. I was tempted by the Unimat SL but they seem to be going for monstrous money on eBay! I have found a Draper 22816 which seems to be similar; It is a 'micro' lathe which can also be used as a mill and a drill press. The biggest drawback I can see is the lack of a leadscrew, so for parallel turning one would need to be very accurate in setting up the cross-slide. The biggest advantage is the price, I can get one for a little over £320 which seems quite good. I also looked at the unimat 6 in 1 but that doesn't inspire me with confidence for metalwork, being plastic and 12v. I will only be doing small modelling projects, perhaps a small sterling engine. Would the Draper be ok do you think? Confused of kent... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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