Prying out the gib was the way. Once it was loose it came out without issue.
This is what the tapered gib looks like.
It was caked in some brown gunk. I'm not sure the oil from the lubrication system is reaching it very well so that is the next thing to investigate.
Thanks for the help guys, it is much appreciated.
As an update, I have managed to access the gib adjustment and took the time to clean all the parts removed along the way. Unfortunately there is a new problem, the hex head screw fastened into the gib has a stripped hex socket. Not sure why...
Okay so I put indicators on each side of the ways for the Z axis and it is definitely rocking! One side goes up and the other goes down.
I've looked in the operators manual and the parts catalog with the exploded diagrams. It's not so clear how to go about adjusting the gibs, it doesn't seem...
I don't have a level. But perhaps I can borrow one. As for the gibs I have not adjusted anything since I got it in December and other than that I don't know.
I tried moving it without the power feed and got the same result. Gonna check through the manual now.
I have just noticed a problem with my FP2. When I move the X axis from one side to the other the Z axis shifts by 0.03mm on the DRO.
I moved it around and put my weight on it to see if it would change and it does not. Does anyone know how I can start troubleshooting this?
Thanks for the responses guys, you have given me valuable insight into this effort. I haven't had much time to continue the rebuild at the moment but when I get around to it I'll post my progress here.
Peter, the machine was running in the right direction. Also when turning the knee handle to...
I am happy to be a new member here and pleased to say that I have recently picked up a Deckel FP2 and FP3 in good condition.
There are however a few snags to get through.
Right now I am trying to get at the FP3 knee powerfeed selector gears. If you look at the component...