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  1. For about five years I had my FP2 raised up about...

    For about five years I had my FP2 raised up about 2 or 2 1/2" off the floor on a base. Then I moved it down to "ground level" and find that this makes it a bit easier to use. It's especially nice...
  2. As far as I know, predictable preloads are the...

    As far as I know, predictable preloads are the main use of spring washers. With brute force you can compress these completely flat, but my understanding is that in normal applications you want to...
  3. Hi Ross, You're right. Which begs the...

    Hi Ross,



    You're right. Which begs the question, what sets the upper stop on the vertical head? Looking at the drawing there only appear to be 3 possibilities:

    -- the anti-rotation pin (an...
  4. I looked at my parts drawings. None of them...

    I looked at my parts drawings. None of them specifically indicates a felt ring ("Filtze" in German). But on the cross-sectional drawing of the long reach head I can see an unlabeled part which is...
  5. I am not sure we are talking about the same...

    I am not sure we are talking about the same thing, but perhaps this is of help.

    The top item on the vertical head of my FP2 is an anodized black aluminium protective cap, which has a hole on the...
  6. I don't know. Over the years I have seen many...

    I don't know. Over the years I have seen many references in this forum to Don Sentner (also known as the Deckel Doctor, [email protected], who is based in the US). He might be able to do this...
  7. The manual says that the spindle should be...

    The manual says that the spindle should be regreased after a few thousand hours. If you run 8 hours a day x 5 days a week x 50 weeks/year that is 2000 hours/year. So after ten years I think the...
  8. I was told by several people how to do this but...

    I was told by several people how to do this but have forgotten. I have the impression that I preloaded this thrust bearing very slightly, but I suggest you wait until one of the pros here (Ross,...
  9. I am in favor of doing most jobs myself, and like...

    I am in favor of doing most jobs myself, and like to learn and try new things. But I didn't regrease the vertical spindle of my machine. I sent it to Franz to do, because he and the others there...
  10. I would suggest "Timesaver lapping compound" in...

    I would suggest "Timesaver lapping compound" in the fine or very fine grit, green labeled tin. Ross told me about this stuff a few years ago. It breaks down after use and loses its abrasive...
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