Hi to all, please allow for a bit of thread hijacking, yet on the same topic that might help CJBricks or others (myself included).
I've never even seen a squarehead Deckel, though I'd love to have one. I love the DC feed drive on my HLVH and I am sure it would be great on a Deckel.
Yet, I do love the rapid lever on the single-motor Deckels and would like to investigate how one handles the same operation on the square-heads. Elaborating:
Rapid lever on the old models has this lovely sweet spot between regular feed and rapid where you either slow down to creep speeds or you halt the slide completely. I use it all the time to position my tool, rapiding towards the work and letting go a couple of mm before touching (kind of a game, haven't crashed anything, yet).
So, can this be done on the squareheads? I understand there is a rapid push-button so it's on-off. Can one creep to position with intermittent pushing of the rapid button? Or do you stop safely far from your work and then play with the variable-feed knob to creep to position?