Deckel no. 40 test bar... value ?
No. 40 with buttress threads, test bar portion about 11 inches long. Appears near pristine.... any idea what one would typically sell for on USA eBay and/or from Franz Singer ?
I believe they are priced on the Singer site? (they used to be). I sold one here through PM a few years back for $225.
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Originally Posted by sneebot
He does show a "gauge arbor" for 195 Euro, but the test rod appears tapered.. (or is that just optical illusion ?), whereas mine is straight. Guessing that Singer's version is not official Deckel since it has the separate buttress stud.
As an aside, interesting the "drive ring" is more expensive than the gauge arbor ! ...I think I have one of those lying around somewhere. I made one years ago, but pretty sure the one I have now is official Deckel.
A better picture is on ebay:
Prüfdorn SK40 S20x2 z.B. für Deckel Fräsmaschine | eBay
I assume that Franz240455 is Singer, but I might be wrong. Further a tapered test rod would be completely useless, probably the picture was taken with a wide angle lens.
In case of interest it would be better to clarify with the seller.
Test bar is a very useful tool...i have two, (one at home and one at work) genuine Deckel units. Very nicely made and accurate.
The easiest way to get the dividing head in tram....Great for tramming in a vertical head where you can't use the table (such as setting up the spiral milling attachment....
I also use mine as a dead accurate test bar when needing a true line between centers.(the centers are dead accurate with the OD) Great for checking tram / alignments on a lathe...
Also use my test bars on my CNC's. Singer sell cute little adapter rings that thread onto the buttress thread and allow gripping by the power drawbars of the CNC's. (works with the standard manual threaded collets as well).
Oh and it makes a swell standard for calibrating my Walter tool setter!