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john anderson 526/02/2021 20:14:05
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hi everyone please can anyone give me some advice about emco milling machine i,m wanting small bench mounted model, i seen this emco maximat mentor mill on ebay 363300403517 . does anyone know where it was made and a rough idea about value. I know there from austria just thought the one on ebay may be from taiwan

Emgee26/02/2021 20:47:53
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Looks like well cared for machine with good working envelope, although the head rise and fall is keyed on the column it may be a bit off when lifted or moved down.
Spindle speeds are not high if you want to use a number of small, 2-5mm, diameter cutters on aluminium but many have managed with lesser speed ranges and completed superb work.

Seller has a reserve that is not yet reached, perhaps he is expecting too much or in any case more than the true value, have any of that model been sold recently on eBay ?


john anderson 526/02/2021 21:03:37
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thanks emgee i havn,t seen any for sale, you observation are good i have another look at it

Emgee26/02/2021 21:46:58
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1 sold 14 jan for £735, looked tatty and well used and from description had a motor problem.

To see it search for Mentor mill but check the Sold box on the left side menu.


john anderson 528/02/2021 08:45:11
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hi emgee i looked at the emco that went in jan . john

Lathejack28/02/2021 09:37:43
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I am fairly sure the Emco Mentor mills were not copied by the Taiwanese, it was the later slightly larger and far more common 6 speed Emco FB2 mill that was copied in Taiwan and sold under many brand names, and very good copies they were too.

In fact some of the very last Emco badged FB2 mills were also made in Taiwan or China, these had a red and black paint job and were listed as the FB2 E.

So I think the Emco Mentor mill you are looking at is almost certainly made in Austria.

Russell Hayward16/05/2021 09:46:44
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Posted by Emgee on 26/02/2021 21:46:58:

1 sold 14 jan for £735, looked tatty and well used and from description had a motor problem.

To see it search for Mentor mill but check the Sold box on the left side menu.


Hi this is my first post here, I actually bought that emco mill, the ways were in good shape with very little signs of wear, I stripped the entire machine apart to inspect and clean everything, replaced all the oil ports, replaced the switch and wiring and it works as good as new now (much better than my old Clarke mill)

Tho I do wonder if anyone knows where I can get a quill return spring from for this machine? Tia. Russell

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