A manual is available for the Emco FB-2
Sold mainly as an attachment for the Emco Compact 5 and Compact 8 lathes, the smallest of the "proper" Emco vertical milling and drilling machines is rarely found as a complete machine with its maker's compound table. Two versions appear to have been offered: an earlier Mk. 1 type with a plain, 95 x 300 mm table with two T-slots and small, plastic micrometer dials and a later, improved Mk. 2 model with a longer 95 x 400 mm table equipped with recesses at each end to allow the fitting of T-bolts. In addition, heavy, full-width table-end flanges were fitted that permitted the use of much larger, engraved metal micrometer dials and more easily gripped handwheels - that for the table's longitudinal feed being moved from the right to the left-hand end. The traverse-feed ruler was also shifted from the right to the left side of the base - with the handy ruler fastened to the front face of the table remaining (apart from its length) unchanged. However, the rest of the machine - including the complete head assembly, was left as before.
Driven by a 200 watt, fan-cooled, capacitor-equipped motor with a built-in switch, three belt-driven speeds were available of 380, 700 and 1600 r.p.m. on a 50 Hz supply and 450, 800 and 1900 on 60 hz. The solid steel main column was usefully tall, giving a clearance of 200 mm between the spindle nose and the top surface of the table. Fitted with a screwed nose to mount fittings (there was no Morse taper), the spindle had a travel of 30 mm with, as standard, just a quick-action drilling feed. However, on the options' list was an essential addition, a small but easily-controlled bolt-on fine feed attachment that used worm-and-wheel gearing.
Although small and relatively light - it weighed just 6.5 kg - this was an effective little machine and ideal for smaller, more intricate work.
A range of useful accessories was offered, included the necessary T-slotted milling table, an 80 mm diameter "ring-scroll" 3-jaw chuck, a collet nose piece that took the compression type, double-cone type EX-25 collets (these having such a powerful grip that threaded cutters were unnecessary), a boxed set of 14 collets (with a gripping range from 1.5 to 14 mm), a dividing attachment with a single, integrated division plate upon which could be mounted the 3 and 4 jaw chucks or a 90 mm diameter "faceplate" with four radial T-slots, a machine vice with jaws 46 mm wide, 18 mm high and a clamping capacity of up to 32 mm, an 8 mm capacity drill chuck, a pair of adapter flanges to allow the 3 and 4-jaw lathe chucks to be spindle mounted, a facing and boring head (this was held in the 3-jaw chuck), a cutter arbor to hold slitting saws and small side and face cutters, a set of six cutters to generate Module 0.5 gears. Also offered were, two boxed assortments of cutters (one large, the other small) that included one or more end mills, centre drills, twist drills, grooving cutters, circular saw blades, countersinks, T-slot cutters, turning tools and rouging mills
In the United States, as well as being sold as an Emco product, the milling head and column was sold using Sears branding.