Differentiation between UNIMAT1 BASIC and CLASSIC:
UNIMAT1 BASIC is ideal to introduce children into the world of machine tools because of its multifunctionality and the child friendly use. The machines have the same features as big industrial machines, the only differences are their size and the 12V drive.
The main area of use for the BASIC kit is wood working. Especially for woodturning and fretsaw models, where the design is done freehand, you will have much pleasure with UNIMAT1 BASIC.
For model-making professionals who also make functional models we recommend the UNIMAT1 CLASSIC kit. The CLASSIC kit contains all the components of the BASIC kit and much, much more. So e.g. the slides and the means of clamping, in order to fix the workpiece (e.g. the axis of an RC-car) and the required tool(e.g. lathe tool) at the most accurate position and at any random angle.
For additional machine variations, the CLASSIC kit contains the components necessary for building-up to a stationary drilling machine, a metal turning machine, and a horizontal and vertical mill.
In brief, for creative freehand working of wood and plastic we recommend the BASIC kit, for metalworking, and everywhere where it depends on precision, the UNIMAT1 CLASSIC is the kit of your choice.
By accessories optionally numerous further machine tools can be constructed. The hobby mechanical engineer is offered all possibilities by the modular system, to realize his technical dreams and ideas. The operating gear cutter still is nothing special, try to fiddle about with a spiral milling machine.... Everything conceivable is possible. To the interested our extensive supporting documents offer the equipment for starting into the world of mechanical engineering.
Differentiation between UNIMAT1 BASIC and PLAYMAT:
Actually PLAYMAT is a toy with a 12V drive, whereas UNIMAT1 BASIC is representing a real tool.
UNIMAT1 BASIC originally was developed for model construction, but is also best suited for children. Strong 12V motor, but still child friendly. Run by a 12V transformer, already included in the kit.
The primary structure of UNIMAT1 consists of aluminium profiles, PLAYMAT is made of plastic. Through extension sets UNIMAT1 is upgradeable indefinitely, PLAYMAT is limited to its 4 applications woodturning lathe, saw, sanding and drilling machine.
Also PLAYMAT is a fully functional machine tool, however sense of achievement can only be promised for the working of softwood.