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Unimat ML Design & Technology


All machines of the Unimat ML Design & Technology kit are child-friendly. The ML design makes the machine variants suitable for intensive usage (e.g. in science centers, hands-on museums etc).

Included in the kit are the components for a jigsaw, for variations of wood turning machines (incl 3-jaw chuck), for a hand held sander or a stationary sander and for a hand held drilling machine.

Due to the short stroke of the jigsaw blade, the fingers of a young carpenter cannot be injured. The precise metal guide with the sanded steel tappet guides the saw blades exactly and therefore allows for a professional and clean cuts in various materials. Plywood, solid wood (up to 7mm), balsa (up to 20mm), plastics and soft metal sheets.

No annoying opening and clamping of the jigsaw blade when cutting windows and holes. Alternatively 2 different blade dimensions can be used.

With distance between centers of 140mm and up to 50mm diameter this machine offers a wide range of possible applications. Round materials can be chucked easily with the included 3-jaw chuck. Ideal for the material packs salt/pepper shaker, egg-cup, etc.

The machines can be applied in school versatilely. In addition we offer comprehensively documented projects like wooden pens, salt and pepper shakers or egg cups. Furthermore lesson plans with theory-exercises those impart knowledge about machines and techniques are available.

Machine applications

UNIMAT ML jig saw Design & Technology

Jig Saw

The child-safe and powerful jigsaw allows for easy and quick sawing tasks. Its short stroke ensures that there's no risk of injury.

Fine work, similar to using a scroll saw, becomes quicker and more enjoyable.

The saw is suitable for plywood, solid wood up to 7mm, and balsa wood up to 20mm, working particularly well with 4mm poplar plywood. 

Additionally, it eliminates the hassle of constantly having to remove and reinsert the jigsaw blade for cutting openings.

UNIMAT ML wood lathe Design & Technology

Wood lathe

With the safe lathe, students from the age of 8 can create great wood projects by themselves, using various types of wood.

The machine is completely child-safe and automatically stops under excessive strain.

Creative projects can be realized while also imparting technical understanding using the UNIMAT 1 lathe. 
It's suitable for woods up to 50mm in diameter and 135mm in span (expandable).



UNIMAT ML sanding machine Design & Technology

Sanding machine

Safe sanding is ideal for giving your own workpieces the final touch or easily sharpening your own tools.

UNIMAT ML hand drill Design & Technology

Hand drill

The drill allows for child-safe drilling in wood. The vibration of the drill bit ensures safety while still enabling the drilling of small holes.


UNIMAT ML wood lathe variations

Wood lathe variations

Faceplate Turning: The work piece is clamped on only one side using the faceplate.

Miniature Lathe: Tiny rods of wood or soft metal (up to 6 mm Ø) can be clamped with collets


Technical Specifications

Motor 20.000 rpm , 12V DC
Slides 1 long. support 145mm travel
Tailstock with rotating center
Wood lathe distance betw. centers 140 mm
Wood lathe workpiece dia. up to 50mm
Power adapter 110-240V 50/60Hz, 12V, 2 A

Unimat ML Design & Technology (160150EDUB)

Includes all parts in all-metal construction to build one out of these machines:
• wood turning lathe     • jig saw
• sanding machine • hand drill or -sander
incl. safety adaptor 12V/100-240V, 3-jaw chuck, rotating center, steel face plate with sanding disc, 145 mm adjustable woodworking support ML with metal tool rest, ML jig-saw with ML jig-saw table, glasses, 10 saw blades, 3 saw blades medium, wooden base-board with slide  stops and 2 micro clamps, chisel, tools etc. All packed in Storage box 1, didactic documentation


Curriculum examples

Core curriculum primary school, levels 1-4, Art, Handicrafts, Textile Crafts, Hessen, Germany, p 22 ff.:
„The Subject Crafting integrates a wide range of subject areas for the active handling of materials like clay, wood, metal, stone, acrylics, etc. … Systematic training of processes – including the utilization of suitable tools – enables methodical working so that individual results with or without functional character emerge.“

Core curriculum "Economy, Work, Engineering" levels 5-10 engineering. Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. p 18.:
 "Engineering is always connected with the aspect of realization. Therefore it describes the path from planning to execution or processing, from the idea or invention/reinvention to the work piece or process. The active utilization of various materials, tools and machines gives the opportunity to initiate others than purely cognitive learning processes by practical learning.“