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    Almost all drill chucks have standardized to use...

    Almost all drill chucks have standardized to use the "JT" as in Jackobs Taper to mount arbors or tool holders....
    They come in various sizes .....JT1, JT3, JT6 and...
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    Here is my solution for chuck mounting for your...

    Here is my solution for chuck mounting for your Deckel......
    If using a 0-1/2" capacity chuck really no need to bother with the integral 40 taper shank....
    Its bulky, and uses up valuable head...
  3. I'll take your word for that,(really can't tell...

    I'll take your word for that,(really can't tell from a photo) but the Deckel documentation says different....

    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=319240&d=1618772747...
  4. Bruce: Just for reference here is the technique...

    Bruce:
    Just for reference here is the technique i used to align the "Z" axis screw on my home FP3NC.
    Base of the screw carries the thrust bearing and nut which rotates leaving the screw stationary....
  5. Bruce: I might be confusing the pins on the...

    Bruce:
    I might be confusing the pins on the manual (FP2) with the locating pins on the FP-NC's....Have done the NC's and they definitely are taper pins.

    Just looked in a parts book for an...
  6. There are a number of approaches to this....The...

    There are a number of approaches to this....The quick and often "professional" method is to "float the support bearing.
    Remove the end plate and remove the alignment taper pins.
    Install everything...
  7. Leadscrew nuts if relatively good (not...

    Leadscrew nuts if relatively good (not excessively worn) can have accelerated wear by the factors stated already in the posts above....
    Don't overlook the alignment of the nut to the end support...
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    Precision boring heads only go with the FP2 (its...

    Precision boring heads only go with the FP2 (its a gear thing)...there is no FP1 version. Only adaptable on the FP1 by using the rather rare (=expensive) FP1 riser.

    Cheers Ross
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    The rapid feed is done by a multi plate clutch...

    The rapid feed is done by a multi plate clutch that is kept open via spring action.
    To engage you have to apply enough pressure to stop the clutches from slipping...need to overcome the spring and...
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    If you are going to keep this machine might i...

    If you are going to keep this machine might i suggest that you stop screwing about with the CRT and its related boards.
    Number of sources out there that can provide a TFT or LCD display.......
    IMO...
  11. Wow...hope you did not have a part on the machine...

    Wow...hope you did not have a part on the machine waiting for that tooling in order to complete a job....
    Cheers Ross
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    Think most likely that the sear pin has failed. ...

    Think most likely that the sear pin has failed.
    As "sigurasg" points out often there is enough residual drag in the failed pin to move an axis under power feed....But not enough to move the axis at...
  13. I have one of those tail stocks and find it very...

    I have one of those tail stocks and find it very useful....I mount my dividing head often directly on the work table, not wishing to muck about with removing a table to run a
    simple dividing...
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    Well as far as i have been taught here in the US...

    Well as far as i have been taught here in the US there are two major types of chucks..
    "Universal" and "Independent"
    If it has a scroll its "Universal"
    If each jaw is adjusted separately its...
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    Use AW 46 in the gearbox of my Dong Yang....have...

    Use AW 46 in the gearbox of my Dong Yang....have for years works fine....Use the same oil in all my lathes and mills even my NC Deckel gear boxes....
    Feed gear box sight glass drips one drop every...
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    Don't quite understand your comments about the...

    Don't quite understand your comments about the distance to the rotational centerline....your writing seems to contradict itself....
    At any rate ,almost never mount the dividing head on the vertical...
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    Didn't keep me from getting a hot cup of coffee...

    Didn't keep me from getting a hot cup of coffee or turning on this computer this morning....There are 340 million of us here (US) that seem to do just fine with this "Archaic" setup.
    Didn't seem to...
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    Incorrect. Deckel spindle "needle rollers" are...

    Incorrect. Deckel spindle "needle rollers" are indeed caged using formed steel cages....As are the required plate style ball thrust bearings....
    The INA catalogue list literally thousands of caged...
  19. The money is not in the machine, but rather what...

    The money is not in the machine, but rather what is on the machine.....
    Cheers Ross
  20. Man i really feel sorry for you guys that have to...

    Man i really feel sorry for you guys that have to work so hard to handle parts that are not square.....

    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=287880&d=1588899006
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    Only if you can keep the oil on the gears...not...

    Only if you can keep the oil on the gears...not always the case....

    Don't agree with your statement on using a lube with EP additives.....AFAIK the EP additives only become an issue if there are...
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    If the offerings are "fake" can't you make the...

    If the offerings are "fake" can't you make the deal using "Fake" currency....(bogus PayPal, counterfeit cash, phony Bit Coin, rubber check etc.....)

    Cheers Ross
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    I am with Rich on this with the exception of the...

    I am with Rich on this with the exception of the FP-NC's.....
    There i use spot cutting oil for drilling and deep work.
    If running a complex contour where lots of chips i use cutting oil...Don't...
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    Bruce hit the high spots. Comparing the FP3 to...

    Bruce hit the high spots.
    Comparing the FP3 to the first gen (round head ) FP2 :
    Width of the vertical slide is wider where it supports the ways of the "X" axis ,giving better support on the long...
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    Verify the incoming power....Be sure its up to...

    Verify the incoming power....Be sure its up to the nominal voltage for your service.
    Most industrial machines have over temp controls on sensitive areas...if it gets too hot it will shut down...
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