Which machine is this?
|JOn Hirst 1||18/02/2020 12:51:01|
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Please could anyone tell me the brand of this milling machine? I’ve looked everywhere... the first line of the switch instructions are in German.
Edited By Neil Wyatt on 18/02/2020 14:08:49
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Has many similarities to an Emco FB2 however there are also many clones around have a look here
|Joseph Noci 1||18/02/2020 15:04:12|
|647 forum posts|
Mirror of an EMCO-FB2 - If as you say there is German text, ( or rather Austrian?), then it could be a genuine FB2 , but fitted to a different base - the base is NOT EMCO FB-2 at all. The column and head were also supplied as a milling accessory for the EMCO lathes - Super 11 , V13, etc, and folk would fit that head to an aftermarket base to use as a stand alone mill. Rather confusing though...The mill table looks like the genuine thing, but could not exist on its own - the dovetails are part of the base.
Must admit, if it is a clone, it seems a 'good' one!
Also, the side covers on the gearbox normally had the EMCO name cast in on the genuine FB2
The part of the base where the column enters - is it separate to the actual base itself - bolts to the base from the rear - or is it all cast with the base?
A pic of one of my FB-2's - I have a few..
|Clive Foster||18/02/2020 15:48:26|
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Looks incredibly similar to the Warco Clone version of the FB2, especially the base.
Quite likely that the same machine was also supplied to a German dealer with appropriate language markings.
|Bob Rodgerson||18/02/2020 16:20:59|
|591 forum posts|
I had an Axminster round column mill that was very much like that.
|358 forum posts|
It is a Warco clone of the Emco FB2. Warco dropped it from their range at least ten years ago.
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I had one, sold as a Rong Fu. Good copy of the FB2, but the makers 'improved' on the FB2 by adding an extra inch on the spindle and providing it with male Myford thread. The only thing they forgot was to lengthen the drawbar by an inch ...
|JOn Hirst 1||18/02/2020 18:32:39|
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Thanks for clearing this up and for sharing your knowledge! I am very surprised too how similar they look not mention they do look a quality built machine. Based on the link Gray shared the base gives it way. I am shifting a few machines which I have inherited. I'll stick it on eBay later if anyone is interested in it.
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