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    Selling Deckel FP1 parts

    Sorry, I meant to post this on the for sale section but obviously did something wrong. I apologize.
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    Selling Deckel FP1 parts

    Hello All, I have been sitting on this small cache of Deckel parts since I purchased them ten years ago at an auction in Belmont, CA. The machine shop owner, Louis Lang, had a ton of really beautiful European tools and I bought my Weisser RO 75 turret lathe from him. He had two FP1's and this...
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    Help needed! I received a machine and it is rusted!

    Bingo Ross, It was Chinese plywood! I try to avoid many Chinese goods because I have often found them ostensibly meeting specs but totally failing when the rubber meets the road. But it was beautiful 3/4" with something like 9 plys and the regular CDX next to it looked like garbage. Also, I was...
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    Help needed! I received a machine and it is rusted!

    Hi All, I am the unfortunate seller of this machine and am looking for further guidance on what may have happened. I know the buyer and I will be able to resolve this as I sold it with a 14 day return policy and will do whatever it takes to make him whole. The machine was in fantastic condition...
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    Helping A Friend Sell His Machine Shop

    I have to respond to the this absurd characterization. I have dealt with Rick for many years and know that his character is beyond reproach. You only have to look at his posts to see how helpful he has been to many members of this forum. And if you ever wanted to purchase something special, you...
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    Free Deckel GK21 (Late Model) Parts - for pick up in Oakland, CA

    Several years ago, there was an unfortunate accident (caused by a rigger) to my late model GK21. I have been waiting for a long time to find another similar model with some tragic flaw that would make it affordable and allow me to scavenge the needed pieces. It finally happened and I was able to...
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    Proper Deckel FP1 Feet?

    I feel that the FP1 is definitely way too low to the ground to be used comfortably. I have mine on 4" x 4" wooden risers and still feel it's awkward to use. I have been looking for a good solution so I am anxious to hear what others have done. I'm reasonably tall but certainly not exceptionally...
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    Deckel GK21 missing parts

    I don't have a lot of experience using this machine but I want to suggest that having three different collets is really all that you would ever need. This machine is not designed to take standard end mills. The ideal tool is a single lip cutter that is generated from carbide blanks that you can...
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    Found a Cazeneuve HB 500

    That's a cam lock. It will save you some money on backplates as the ones from Cazeneuve don't come cheap.
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    Found a Cazeneuve HB 500

    The Cazeneuve lathe is a masterpiece of design and execution. It is absolutely of "tool room" quality and if it is in good condition, $1,500 would be a steal. As far as I know, it came in 7hp and 12 models with varying spindle speed ranges. Having one that goes up to 2500 RPM would be extremely...
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    Looking for a good press break shop in the SF Bay Area

    Thanks for the leads.
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    Reliable Tools No Mas, Economy Improving?

    I am definitely very sad to see Reliable Tools disappear. They were one of the last, true auction sites on eBay. Most things I see have highly inflated Buy It Now prices or starting bids that are more a dream than reality. They languish for months on certain sites and will probably never be...
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    Looking for a good press break shop in the SF Bay Area

    Hi All, I just found out that my favorite sheet metal shop closed down. I have a job where I need to have about 70 3' sections of 20g copper bent to mimic architectural moulding (with multiple steps and curves). I am looking for a good shop to work with in the San Francisco Bay Area. Could...
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    buying a pallet jack - is there any reason to go premium

    I called about the Bishoman and it is indeed made in Japan. The $800 price tag made it the most expensive of the lot.
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    buying a pallet jack - is there any reason to go premium

    happy camper My conclusion on the Raymond pallet jack is that it looks like an awesome product and I would definitely consider it for any shop close to a Raymond distributor. It definitely appears to share the pump mechanism with the much more expensive BT Lifter and is made to a very high...
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    buying a pallet jack - is there any reason to go premium

    A story with a happy ending. So apparently, this story is to have a happy ending. I considered all my options and decided to go for a BT Lifter. They are still made in Sweden (I did have my concerns), by robots, I was told, and the best source was Uline.com, the supplier of all kinds of...
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    buying a pallet jack - is there any reason to go premium

    Thank you for all the valuable information. I will review these options and pull the trigger. I'll let you know what I decide. Best regards.
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    buying a pallet jack - is there any reason to go premium

    That was the one thing that I was thinking about -- the controlled lowering of a heavy load. I hate it when you try to feather the valve to gently lower something and it suddenly comes crashing to the ground. Do you really think that the more expensive jacks are better with that because it would...
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    buying a pallet jack - is there any reason to go premium

    Hi All, I am a bit of a tool snob and hate to buy cheap, Chinese tools but am at a bit of a dilemma regarding the need for a new pallet jack. For $299 I can get a brand new Clark pallet jack with 5500 lbs. capacity and 205 degree turning radius. For $699, I can get a Swedish-built BT lifter...
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    FP2 vertical table and support tear-down and reassembly

    Here here. What a resource. I'm sure you are spending as much time documenting as you are doing rebuild but it is a tremendously valuable tutorial and having Ross there virtually is like getting a master class in Deckel. Thank you very much.
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