Ultimate Model Makers Tool

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Model Making Tool

If you’re into making engineering models or producing prototypes this is one tool that will take pride of place in even the professionals workshop. The Unimat 6-in-1 Cool Tool is capable of measuring and cutting to 3/100mm (which is 3‰ of a centimetre, I learnt that symbol for the first time today and have been looking for an excuse to use it :))

The Unimat 6-in-1 Cool Tool looks a bit like a transformer and acts like one too being able to transform into the following tools:

  • Jig-saw
  • wood lathe
  • drill press
  • sanding machine
  • metal lathe
  • horizontal/vertical mill
  • it’s even possible to construct a spiral mill (I don’t know what that means but it sounds good

If you take you model making seriously or want to prototype your next million dollar invention check out the Unimat 6-in-1 Cool Tool from Think Geek.

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micsaund Says: June 1, 2006 at 10:26 pm

Talk about lack of details on the thinkgeek site. At the very least, when buying a machine tool, you want to know what collet the chuck takes, so you can know what types of bits will be usable in the machine. A larger machine, like a Smithy 1220 (also an all-in-one : http://www.smithy.com/MWdefault.htm) takes standard MT3 bits which are available cheap (or expensive) from any machining supplier.

This Unimat is neat and probably good for very small projects (another is the Taig mini lathe at http://www.cartertools.com/ which has a large hobbiest following), but Thinkgeek really needs to beef-up the details. Then again, many most computer nerds don’t know anything about machining (I took classes in college) and won’t know what to look for and will consequently be buying several machines as they upgrade to what they really need/want.

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