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The evolution of the compact, or portable, lathe has brought many a model engineer's life-long ambition to reality. No longer regarded as the scaled-down variant of the long-established permanent workshop machine, they are purpose-designed tools of remarkable ingenuity in their own right. Compact lathes (such as the Unimat III, Peatol, Shearline and Cowell range) are inexpensive, self-contained, adaptable to a broad range of machining techniques and ideally suited for beginners and those with working space restrictions. ...

The Compact Lathe 2004, Special Interest Model Books, Hemel Hempstead

ISBN-13: 9781854862273

2nd Revised edition


The Compact Lathe 1990, Argus Books, Hemel Hempstead

ISBN-13: 9781854860132

Trade paperback