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    Default NEW (To me) Deckel FP2 arrives before BREXIT

    Hi folk

    I've been looking for a metric Deckel FP2 for some time to replace my older imperial one. Metric ones are extremely rare to find here in England and sadly I was the under bidder on a very young/late machine that popped up on eBay a few weeks previous.

    So I started seriously searching Europe and found several candidates within my budget (Non with DRO's )

    I also was aware of possible importation hassel that could accompany the looming BREXIT deadline at the end of October and so did not want to leave a European purchase too long.

    Now here's the machine ... Overall very good machanically and now cosmetically (70-80 hours of cleaning and checking). Vertually no tooling with it but that was not an issue as I've got a lot from my imperial machine.

    Now here's a few of pictures.

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    ... Oh and some large bills from Franz Singer too

    John
    Last edited by Jersey John; 10-13-2019 at 03:13 AM.

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    Congrats - it looks beautiful! What serial/year is it?
    Looks like the electrical cabinet is a retrofit, is that your doing or did it come that way?

    I wish mine hadn't been abused with an ugly coat of baby blue paint :/.

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    Hi .. Its a 1973.

    The machine / electrics had a refit in 1986 by a German machine refurbisher.

    It is a lovely machine but its had a DRO at sometime and because of that had the "Z" axis metric scale and datum block missing. Also the "Y" scale datum block was missing along with various stops.

    It also had the "Y" axis rear most halfmoon casting missing which was bl**dy expensive to replace and the bellows were missing on all three axis ... again a fair expense!

    John

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    That looks in nice original condition - congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Hall View Post
    ...That looks in nice original condition...
    Yeah, it's gorgeous......machine porn at its best...

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    I suspect the cost will soon be a distant memory. Congratulations - wonderful machine.

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    Nice. Was it you that bought the swivelling table on Homeworkshop? Fairly priced for the condition I thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter. View Post
    Nice. Was it you that bought the swivelling table on Homeworkshop? Fairly priced for the condition I thought.
    Hi Peter - Yes it was me, actually very good condition indeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteM View Post
    I suspect the cost will soon be a distant memory. Congratulations - wonderful machine.
    Ha! Never a more truer word spoken ... Its only money

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    John, that's a cream-puff machine. Looks in great shape and nicely cleaned, apart from the bottom of the Y-axis T-slot . Cheers, Bruce

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