Just saw this on ebay, https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/175107639005?_trkparms=amclksrc=ITM&aid=111001&algo=REC.SEED&ao=1&asc=20160727114228&meid=c4c706dcb8054989b09f28bb7dcca488&pid=100290&rk=1&rkt=4&sd=175107639005&itm=175107639005&pmt=0&noa=1&pg=2060778&_trksid=p2060778.c100290.m3507
Not a machine I have heard of though looks a nice spec: and not to far from me, anyone familiar with them?
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Looks a bit bigger than I am looking for, though not seen the spec of one.I see a mill on facebook near(ish) to me:
I know bugger all about mills though!
Been looking through the manual (in German) and see though the footprint is small the space require behind the machine for the top arm is quite significant:I'd love it but haven't got the space.
Cheaper than a holiday in Cyprus, go and have a look
Some more info here.
Thiel duplex 159 manuel merci à Veltman machines ( http://veltmanmachines.nl/ ) Thiel duplex 159 Manual in german merci à Veltman machines ( http://veltmanmachipassion-usinages.forumgratuit.org
I have a Harrison universal, the quality is very good. It's a lovely bit of engineering wouldn't hesitate in recommending them.That's a lovely looking Centec!
I had a Harrison Horiz/Vert for about 30 years. Nice and sturdy. Table 30x8 inches and quite a small footprint.
30 International taper in both spindles.
My only gripe was the amount of daylight between the vertical head and the table, but I think most of the smaller machines have this problem.
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Good luck with the search!
Seeing how much Centecs sell for you could have the Thiel and change!Been looking through the manual (in German) and see though the footprint is small the space require behind the machine for the top arm is quite significant:
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I suppose mounting it on wheels would be an option.
@Pete. is your Deckel clone the same? I should stop looking at your thread, it is just convincing me how much I want one of these machines!