Deckel FP2 - Looking for my first mill

I have been shopping for my first mill that I assumed would be a
Bridgeport or clone. Came across the Deckel. Superb condition,
original paint with very little wear, table has no pits or holes. I
don't believe that it has been used much. Has verticle head, overarm
for horizontal operation, tools, many collets etc.
I really like the look of this machine. This seems like a better
alternative for my home shop needs.
A seach of Ebay didn't help me determine a value but I did find one
newsgroup reference to one selling on Ebay for over $8,000. Is this a
realistic value?
Thanks Doug
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doug
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"doug" wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com:
Yes it is. It is also one _hell_ of a mill. Once you get used to using it...you won't go back to a bridgeport type. It has horizontal capability also, the head swings over to the side and you have a horizontal mill. Very versatile milling machine, and extremely capable.
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Anthony
Which Deckel? No matter which one..they are all have 4 digit..or more..price tags. Some of them are a bit odd to set up, but they are superb machines.
Gunner
"Pax Americana is a philosophy. Hardly an empire. Making sure other people play nice and dont kill each other (and us) off in job lots is hardly empire building, particularly when you give them self determination under "play nice" rules.
Think of it as having your older brother knock the shit out of you for torturing the cat." Gunner
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Gunner
Sorry about that..I brain farted on the FP2 in the subject line.
Looking at the various FP-2s offered by dealers on the net...$5,000-10,000 seems to be the average price.
Gunner
"Pax Americana is a philosophy. Hardly an empire. Making sure other people play nice and dont kill each other (and us) off in job lots is hardly empire building, particularly when you give them self determination under "play nice" rules.
Think of it as having your older brother knock the shit out of you for torturing the cat." Gunner
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Gunner
Definetly. Even here in Germany! Go buy it. You will never regrett having bought a Deckel. If you have it, don't be worried, it is a bit noisy (in the head).
Nick (FP1, built 1946)
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Nick Müller

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