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    Default Deckel benchtop mill ?

    I've attached two photos from a shop owned by Rich Rohart in the UK:

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    Note the Deckel like mill that seems to be benchtop size. Does anyone know what this machine is?

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    That's a Centec 2a. I sold mine when I got my deckels as it was redundant. Good little machine for model makers but very easy to come up against it's limitations!

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    Ah ha! Yes, I see the match at Centec Millers

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    Drcoelho, you can't really see the details in the pics you posted, but Centecs are not like the Deckel/Aciera/Sixis Euro concept. Centecs are just a standard, altho small, knee mill. Not as rigid or versatile.

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    also given the stand it is on, is it really any smaller than an fp1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky7 View Post
    Drcoelho, you can't really see the details in the pics you posted, but Centecs are not like the Deckel/Aciera/Sixis Euro concept. Centecs are just a standard, altho small, knee mill. Not as rigid or versatile.

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    Ya, I get your point. I was thrown off by the rounded head that is similar in shape to the Deckel. I'm not intending on getting a Centec, but was just curious about it when I saw the shop photos.

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    Another amusing factoid: have helped friends move both a Centec (with a vertical head like the pics above) and an older lever type Deckel FP1. The FP1 had a smaller footprint but was significantly heavier. Haven't machined parts on either, but did drink the reward beer :-)

    My Deckel FP2 I'd rate as significantly more rigid than my B-port...

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    I'm anxiously awaiting arrival of my new FPS 300 M (Deckel FP1 clone) from germany...hoping to start making chips SOON !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryan_machine View Post
    also given the stand it is on, is it really any smaller than an fp1?
    Presumably a stand which is essential since it probably contains the drive mechanism, thus the "bench top" aspect is an illusion.

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    Yes, the motor is in the stand, there were a lot of bench ones though with the motor on a bracket on the right hand side.

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    @drcoelho - did you order one new? hopefully you will make a thread about the import process (and how the machine works out...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryan_machine View Post
    @drcoelho - did you order one new? hopefully you will make a thread about the import process (and how the machine works out...)
    I ordered the new FPS 300M late last year, 10 month build time, should receive it in early August. FPS taking care of all the shipping details, pretty simple process. I will post photos and results.
    I also have on order a Weiler Praktikant lathe from germany, already in USA ready for delivery.
    And I recently ordered a Brother Speedio.
    That's all I can fit in my shop.

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