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    Help Restoring Deckel FP1

    Ok that’s sort of what I suspected. Thank you!
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    Help Restoring Deckel FP1

    So pardon my ignorance, but is there any distinction between MK4 and MT4?
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    Help Restoring Deckel FP1

    What is the best way to assess the soundness of the journal praytell?
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    Help Restoring Deckel FP1

    Awesome this is massively helpful! Now I’ll stare at this for a little while 🤓
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    Help Restoring Deckel FP1

    This is very helpful guidance. Once I’ve given the base a good once over and seen it worthy of restoration this sounds like a very sound plan! Thank you
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    Help Restoring Deckel FP1

    I’m getting a vfd and will be running a 220 line soon to try it out. Perhaps I should share vids and pics of this process if y’all could give more guidance from there? Thanks so much for your advice btw!
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    Help Restoring Deckel FP1

    Is there any chance you could share a picture of the whole main spindle assembly? Thrust bearings, tube spacer, and driving gear? It's hard for me to visualize or make out from that one promotional brochure picture just how many pieces are involved. I understand certainly that I would need to...
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    Help Restoring Deckel FP1

    The original gearbox is intact. When I turn the hand wheel in the back everything turns freely and I can see the main gear turning (that sort of long extruded-looking gear that the vertical head spindle engages with as the ram moves back and forth). Best I can tell the only missing part is the...
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    Help Restoring Deckel FP1

    @jdm1 I do not have the vertical milling head. I’ve come across a couple, the most complete of which has MK4 spindle which I understand is less desirable than SK40. @Peter from Holland : well yes I agree however they come up for sale here in the states very rarely - at least for as long as...
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    Help Restoring Deckel FP1

    Thanks so much for the encouragement! Finding parts can be a little demoralizing so I need all the encouragement I can get. I’ll check the above mentioned thread and see what I can glean. I found an older brochure in German for the FP1 where that very sexy crosssection of the main spindle came...
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    Help Restoring Deckel FP1

    Hey all! I’m new to the forum and hoping some of you very knowledgable folks can give me some guidance. I recently came into possession of an older lever-style FP1, missing a couple key parts however. Luckily I paid very little for it, but as I am discovering I will end up spending quite a bit...
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