Emco Maier Compact-5 Bench Lathe with

Milling/Drilling attachment.

This web page is a draft which is under construction and was cut and pasted from an eBay ad in which I sold my first Compact 5. If it reads like an ad, I appologize. I'll get to fixing it up on of these days.

My Austrian-made Compact -5 with the optional integrated Milling/Drilling head is the big brother the Emco Maier's famous UNiMAT products, bringing tremendous versatility in a small footprint on your bench or stand.

These pictures are of a unit whichwas my personal small lathe. With great reluctance, I thought it had to go to make room for my new personal 11" lathe and mill. I missed it so much, I bought ANOTHER ONE just like it. I really recommend the Compact 5 as a small sized bench lathe. It has performed every task I've put before it!

Please, click Thumbnails for larger pictures. More Pictures Below....


Head-On view of Compact 5 Lathe/Mill

The Compact-5 has the POWER and ACCURACY that many small lathe and milling machines lack, but retains the finesse and portability sought my many hobbyists and model makers.

The Compact 5 is a quality product which clearly shows classic European craftsmanship. It is still in production, but I'm not sure they are still made in Austria. THIS ONE WAS! One of the things I like most about the Compact 5 is the complete set of optional accessories and tooling that make it so versitile. Since I first started using one, I have collected ALL the optional accessories. Some I use more than others, but now have go unused.

This Lathe and Mill is a nice upgrade from UNiMAT and Sherline sized equipment, especially for working with ferrous metals.

Lathe Specs.

Inch (English) version, 5.12" swing over bed, 13.78 between centers. 500 watt 115 v motor, 6 speeds, sealed headstock bearings. Morse Taper #2 headstock & #1 tailstock. Weight with Topslide and powerfeed 62 lbs. (This is NO toy, but it IS a manageable bench lathe.

Threading: 8, 16,20, 24, 32, 48 tpi can be cut with standard gears included with inch-version power feed. Eleven metric and thirteen inch pitches can be cut with the optional change gear set available for less than $90.00 at this writing. This makes the Compact 5 a better value since threading accessories on some small lathes like the Unimats are very expensive.

Milling/Drilling Accessory Specs.

3 spindle speeds, head can be turned and swiveled 360 deg, , 200 watt/115 v motor., Quill Stroke 1.2", Approximate weight 20 lbs.. A variety of optional accessories and cutters are available.

All Original Standard Accessories Included (see picture below):

Lathe Dog , Drive Plate (called the Lathe Dog Guard by Emco), MT#1 & MT#2 dead-centers, Tool Holder, Wrench Set, & Manual.

Some of the optional accessories I have are pictured below):

  Item Description

 EMCO Part Number

3-Jaw Chuck & Key


Automatic (Power ) Feed Mechanism


Top Slide (Compound Slide)


Live Center (MT#1


Dividing Attachment/Indexing Head


Jacobs Drill Chuck & key


Tailstock Arbor (MT#1)for Drill Chuck



More Pictures .

The Milling Head Mounting Post is NOT leaning.
It's my poor photographic technique!

Lathe Headstock Close Up

Topslide and Tailstock with Live Center Close Up

Milling/Drilling Head Close Up

Accessories Including the Indexing Head


My neighbors call me the Tool Meister, but that name is already in use on the Internet. So, they've renamed me "Lathe-Man" So,

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