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Thread: Someone with a Cowells 90ME
27/01/2020 17:16:20

Hi everyone

I have decided to purchase the parts from Cowells as it’s only £29 .

and if anyone is interested I checked the price of the latest 14X1.0 shaft £129+ the dreaded.


Thread: Painting
26/01/2020 09:16:40


you don’t have to etch steel as today’s primers have very good bonding to steel .


Thread: Someone with a Cowells 90ME
23/01/2020 19:39:06

Hi 34046

yes that’s correct.


23/01/2020 17:20:10

Sorry for the misspelling of your name Michael.

23/01/2020 17:18:55

Hi all and thanks for replies although most have to do with pixels

Michael Gillian & Pero

as you can see from my photo most of it is missing



23/01/2020 17:18:55

Hi all and thanks for replies although most have to do with pixels

Michael Gillian & Pero

as you can see from my photo most of it is missing



Thread: Sent lathe back
22/01/2020 17:20:38

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i have now unpacked the lathe and it is as good as he said it was I am very happy ( eventually), I thought I would post some pictures.


Thread: Someone with a Cowells 90ME
22/01/2020 16:42:49

The Cowells 90ME lathe I just purchased has a part missing from the Headstock spindle indexing unit could anyone supply a photo and dimensions as I think that making one would be a good place to start me of getting reacquainted with using a lathe.

thanks in advance Dell

Thread: Sent lathe back
22/01/2020 12:01:40

Today I went to see Howard at Myford-lathes and purchased three jaw chuck (not Pratt Burnerd to much money for now) but Cowells , Collett chuck, Jacob drill chuck and arbor, live centre, dead centre, this will get me up and running and I just need to keep my eyes open and go to tool fairs.

The lathe came just before I went out so I haven’t unpacked it yet more to follow.


21/01/2020 19:41:51

A photo to show it is a 90MEd169a235-806f-43e4-9275-09cbf85b25a7.jpeg

21/01/2020 19:36:11

Hi all

thanks for all the replies and yes it definitely 14X1.5 and yes Hollowpoint it is the one you know although I didn’t pay what he was asking and he assures me it is in superb condition and if you know it that helps to ease my mind ( I hope it’s as good as you say) .

i have seen that it’s possible to change the shaft to the later one but I am going to see someone tomorrow as he said he should have most accessories that I need but it just depends on price.

As I said I haven’t used a lathe for about 50 years that’s why I tried to start with a less expensive ut it was not to be, I have two clocks that need new mainspring barrels as they are as hard to find as rocking horse poo but I will be making a couple in aluminium to get used to things before going to brass.

Thanks Peak4 I will check that out.


20/01/2020 19:14:33

The chap I purchased the Unimat lathe off decided to have the lathe back and refund my money, So I have bitten the bullet and purchased a Cowells 90ME ( I think I need to have a lie down).

i know I am a fussy sod but I wouldn’t be happy teaching my grandson to use it as I wasn’t happy to use it myself.

i still have the case open with PayPal as I haven’t got refund yet because I have only just sent it, but the fact that he has agreed that I can return it will go in my favour if I have to go back to Paypal .

i am looking for some accessories for it the shaft is 14X1.5 if anyone has a chuck lying around they want to sell please PM me.

Thanks Dell

17/01/2020 19:44:01

Going to see what the electrician thinks next week .

the shaft bearings are shot as well but that is easy to sort .

17/01/2020 18:52:05

I 5e5d68bd-460a-4749-8ed3-3ead80bbdfd3.jpegWell I don’t seem to have any luck regarding lathes yesterday I got the chance to have a look at the lathe and I noticed that the live terminals were exposed as are the DC terminals and I was going to teach my grandson to use it, if he put his hand on there at the very least he would be sent across the room and at the worst it could kill him see pictures.

I have a friend who is an electrician coming to look at it next week ,as you may guess the seller doesn’t want to know so I have put it in the hands of Paypal, will let them sort it out .

That is the trouble with eBay nothing is checked as to weather it is safe to sell and in my opinion it is dangerous to have exposed 220volt AC and 220volt DC terminals exposed.


14/01/2020 20:34:20


the column is 1 1/4”

14/01/2020 19:46:18

Sorry yes I did mean chamfered.

14/01/2020 18:15:16

Not sure what the thing is in the last picture it has a hexagon head and a tapered end anyone got any idea?

14/01/2020 18:13:02

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14/01/2020 17:31:13

Well the lathe turned up today not had chance to test it, not very happy with the wiring as it’s just taped up in places but nothing I can’t sort out , I will make sure everything else is ok first.

Michael I will measure column when I get a chance.

I noticed it hasn’t got any chuck tommy bars so if anyone has a spare pair willing to sell please let me know.


11/01/2020 16:10:08

13f39b1b-a5b1-41c1-964c-a01b6f99ac0d.jpegHi all

Pictures as requested advert said Unimat SL


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