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    Like your machine color. Mine is battleship gray...

    Like your machine color. Mine is battleship gray at the moment, repainted from green. Your machine is only about 1000 SNs earlier than mine so I think your color would be appropriate. My slotting...
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    That would have saved some time!

    That would have saved some time!
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    Certainly not intuitive. Again, I would buzz...

    Certainly not intuitive.

    Again, I would buzz out the box to verify yours is wired the same. My older machine has a rotary switches for both the main power and for changing the speeds. It has...
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    Mine is wired through the big box switch as shown...

    Mine is wired through the big box switch as shown in the following link. Dahlander pole changing motor - Wikipedia

    This should help visualizing the wiring. My low speed switch setting is wired...
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    Just finished the VFD wiring on my machine,(an...

    Just finished the VFD wiring on my machine,(an early 60s vintage US Spec lever type) so the info is sitting on the coffee table next to me.

    I tied the Big Box terminal board motor lines 13,14 and...
  6. Thread: FP1 New to Me

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    Up and running now with the Hitachi VFD. A...

    Up and running now with the Hitachi VFD. A little clunky to program but not terrible once you get the hang if it. I wired it to run the high speed settings for the motor @ the rated 60hz on the...
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    Could be... Looks to be a "professional" cut but...

    Could be... Looks to be a "professional" cut but maybe an owner mod. Certainly required to interface with X screw on my machine. It doesn't matter much to me as I won't be using it allot anyway,...
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    Looking at the gear diagram, I would say you're...

    Looking at the gear diagram, I would say you're right! I also have a package of parts that has Spiral marked on it and what appears to be another gear axle. The gearbox shows no signs of...
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    Spiral

    Thanks! I spoke with Drives Warehouse and they recommended the Hitachi WJ200-015SF. It looks to have the ability to accept the momentary switch inputs directly without need for latching relays. We...
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    Thanks for the responses. I would be happy...

    Thanks for the responses.

    I would be happy to take some pictures of the Spiral gearbox and gear sets. Also, you are welcome to stop by if you ever get up to Bend!

    Which VFD are you using? I...
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    OK, that worked. Must just be ESO (Equipment...

    OK, that worked. Must just be ESO (Equipment Smarter than Operator) again... Machine is early 60s MT4, with inch scales. Has larger size MT4 collets and smaller Deckel collets from 3/16 to 1". ...
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    I seem to be having trouble posting pictures,...

    I seem to be having trouble posting pictures, let's try again. Still very disorganized having just just moved the machine, but here are a few shots.
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    Appreciate all the responses. The Deckel is all...

    Appreciate all the responses. The Deckel is all new to me and the learning curve is steep! The electrical power will take some study, and I want to do what's best longer term. I do have limited...
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    Thank you Peter, very helpful! Initial ...

    Thank you Peter, very helpful!

    Initial Machine Impressions:
    Gear oil looks like black honey yuk!

    Tables drives are a all a bit stiff - getting better with cleaning and fresh oil.
    X axis...
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    Thanks guys, and sorry for the duplicate posts. ...

    Thanks guys, and sorry for the duplicate posts. Didn't see the first one post, so did a second thinking I did something wrong.
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    FP1 New to Me

    Hi all,
    I recently (yesterday) purchased a lever type FP1 and am in the process of cleaning it up to get it running again. It is fairly dirty and gummy, but otherwise seems to be in good shape. ...
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    Abene in Long Island

    Wrong coast for me but someone on here must need this!
    Milling machine - tools - by owner - sale
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    You're correct, my interest is strictly manual at least at the present time. Please let me know when you get the FP1 up and running. I would love to take a look at it - at your convenience of...
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    Thank you for that. I looked at a previous thread and see what you mean about that particular dealer. I will steer clear.

    The Aciera's look like very interesting machines, but quite rare! Not...
  20. Thanks Guys,appreciate all the inputs. I figured...

    Thanks Guys,appreciate all the inputs. I figured Central Oregon might be a long shot but have often been surprised by what I find in Bend OR.
    I think I'm going to have to own a euro mill at some...
  21. Deckel, Schaublin 13, Aciera in Central Oregon?

    Anyone know of a smaller European mill located in Central Oregon? Would like to take a look at one to see how I would like the controls compared to the standard Bridgeport layout (Running a Rockwell...
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