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Production of the FP1 circa 1966

A large "slab" milling cutter being manufactured

Slotting Head
One of those accessories that can sit unused on a shelf for years, the swivelling slotting head is, when needed, an invaluable tool. Eleven ram speeds were provided ranging from 16 to 200 strokes per minute. The ram stroke, the setting of which was read from a graduated scale, could be adjusted between 0 and 80 mm (3
1/8").

A typical slotting job

Able to be  moved about three axes the Swivelling Angular Table was wonderfully versatile and adaptable accessory. It permitted many awkward jobs to be accomplished without removing and remounting the workpiece between machining operations. Inclined surfaces could be generated by the use of standard cylindrical cutters, rather than the much more expensive tapered kind, and it was often possible to bring the job being worked on into the most suitable and convenient machining position without the use of packing pieces or jacks.
Amongst the interesting range of adjustments was one where the table was mounted so that rotating it 180 degrees about the vertical axis brought both ends of the workpiece to the cutting tool.

Designed to be a more rigid structure than the swivelling table the Fixed Angular Table was used for jobs where normal mounting procedures could be used. Because the table was removable re-locating it exactly horizontal again was taken care of by guide blocks that engaged with the T-slots in the vertical support table to which it is bolted.

A typical job for the Deckel FP1

Indexing attachment for vertical table mounting

Deckel rotary table with dividing plate

One of everything. All the accessories in the maker's storage cabinet

The Swivelling Angular Table being used for a typical job where the quickness of setting would save an enormous amount of time and trouble.
On the job being machined slots through the bosses on the right hand end of the casting have already been machined and, without any resetting of the job being necessary (just the table tilted), the ones on the left can be dealt with as well.

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