Skip to main content Skip to page footer

Unimat1 Elementary


All machines of the Unimat1 Elementary kit are child-friendly. Due to the short stroke of the jigsaw blade, the fingers of a young carpenter cannot be injured. At the same time, professionals are delighted by the accurate and precise cutting of the saw.

Included in the kit are the components for a jigsaw, for variations of wood turning machines, for a hand held sander, for a stationary sander and for a hand held drilling machine.

The powerful jigsaw can be used with plywood, solid wood, balsa wood, plastics and thin sheets of soft metal. It has a cutting capacity of up to 20mm balsa and 7mm solid wood. No annoying opening and clamping of the jigsaw blade when cutting windows and holes.

With a distance between centres of 135mm and a maximum centre height of 50mm, the efficient 12V power machine works smoothly. Students can make first steps in woodworking without any danger.

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 1 Jig Saw

Jig Saw

The powerful jigsaw can be used with plywood, solid wood (up to 7 mm), balsa wood (20 mm), plastics and thin metal sheets. No annoying opening and clamping of the jigsaw blade when cutting windows and notches

UNIMAT 1 Sanding machine

Sanding Machine

The stationary rotating sanding disc provides the final touch to your work pieces and can sharpen your tools: from scissors to carving knives, chisels, gouges, etc. It can also be used as a hand-sander for hard-to-reach places.

UNIMAT 1 wood lathe

Wood Lathe

The smallest lathe in the world creates elaborate pieces of turned wood. The small machine achieves an outstanding result with a distance between centers of 135 mm (extendable) and up to 50 mm diameter, while still being childproof. Candle holders, scale masts, gun barrels, doll house furniture ... all easily done.

UNIMAT 1 wood lathe variants

Woodturning Variants

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

UNIMAT 1 Hand held drill

Handheld Drill

For drill and engraving bits from 1 to 6 mm. Perfect for drilling at inaccessible spots and engraving.

Technical Data

Motor: 20.000 rpm, 12 VDC
Headstock: M12x1, 8 mm hole through spindle
Gear ratio: 1:5 (4,000 rpm)
Tailstock: M12x1, 15 mm quill travel
Adaptor: 110-240V/50-60Hz,12V DC, 2A

Why work with wood?

Wood is a natural, sustainable material, perfect for school projects. With the UNIMAT, students can actively participate and create impressive workpieces. This enhances their senses and craftsmanship skills from an early age. Children learn about the properties of wood in a fun way, allowing their creativity to flourish. Working with UNIMAT improves concentration, motor skills, and sensory perception, and also serves as a counterbalance to the hustle and bustle of digital media.

Unimat1 Elementary (160 100EDUB)

Includes all parts to build one out of these machines:
• wood turning lathe    
• jig saw
• sanding machine    
• hand drill or -sander
incl. safety adaptor 12V/100-240V, chisel, tools, rotating centre, 2nd sanding disc, longitudinal slide, metal tool rest, safety glasses, 10 saw blades, wooden base-board with slide stops and 2 micro clamps. All packed in Storage Box 1, didactic documentation


Curriculum example

Core curriculum primary school, levels 1-4, Art, Handicrafts, Textile Crafts, Hessen, Germany, S 22 ff. Link.
„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.“