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Much rarer, but very similar in concept to the other Swiss-built miniature universal precision milling machines such as the Aciera F1, the Rawyler TF2 was also of a similar overall size - around 400 x 400 x 470 mm - but very much more robustly built. Able to take heavier cuts (wide flat belts were used for the drive instead of the very narrow type fitted to the Aciera) and intended for factory rather than workshop use, it was usually supplied fitted to a heavy cast-iron stand. The machine offered full horizontal and vertical facilities with the spindle for the former driven by a motor fitted inside the main body and driving upwards by a 3-step, flat-belt cone pulley. The horizontal overarm was under the control of a micrometer-equipped handwheel, by which means the self-powered vertical head, which bolted to its end, could be given an in-and-out movement. The standard, non-inclining table, just 225 mm by 100 mm, was fastened to the face of knee and had coarse-feed elevation by either a capstan handwheel or long lever - fine feed being under the control of a bevel-gear equipped shaft fitted with a handwheel and micrometer dial. An alternative tilting and angling table was also offered which, when fitted, added considerably to the machine's versatility. The horizontal spindle - and possibly the vertical - were designed to accept the common Schaublin W12 collet.
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