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scott96088
03-03-2007, 02:36 PM
Hey guys,

I spent a couple hours yesterday adding a EBAY find import DRO on my Max Mill quill

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w210/scott96088/r-tandmill004Small.jpg

It seams to work very well

Scott

DeereGuy
03-03-2007, 04:01 PM
I have a 3 axis dro coming for my Mill. The 3rd is going on the knee and I have been thinking about adding a quill read out like you have. Can you tell me if you are still able to use your fine feed handle with the dro mounted like that?

scott96088
03-03-2007, 04:23 PM
I'm not sure about the fine feed wheel I have not used in about 3 years, it's in a box some where I guess I'll have to find it now. I may have to extend it a bit to clear the DRO. I wanted the DRO well clear of the 4 bolts for tipping the head sideways as I seam to have the head tilted 2-3 times a month. Main reason for the DRO is hole depth and slot depth when the head is tilted.

Scott

DeereGuy
03-03-2007, 04:26 PM
Thanks Scott, that's pretty much when I figure I will have to use one.

phatfred8
03-03-2007, 10:53 PM
Scott,

I had one of those on my Index 555 Mill. I have traded it off for another mill. I also have a bridgeport that I am planning on putting one on in the near future. I used the one on the Index Mill for about 4 years and never had any problems. Was nice touse, just come down, touch off, zero and then drill to depth. It makes some things that much simpler.

Nice install !

Brian M.

scott96088
03-04-2007, 12:47 AM
Thanks, I bought the one with out mounts and made my own.

Scott

John Stevenson
03-04-2007, 05:32 AM
I wouldn't be without mine.
I do loads of keyways and having the ability to touch on the work, zero, then feed to depth in imperial or metric depending on the job is ideal.

Seeing as Bridgeport's never managed to fit a graduated scale to the quill unless you are talking about a 5" rule it cures this omission.

I know the die hards say use the knee but that's clunky, time wasting unless you have dual dials and only works when the quill is set vertical.
Try boring at 35 degrees for a valve seat on a motor cycle head, yes I know you can use tilting tables but life's too short especially if you have to do both seats at different angles.

.

scott96088
03-04-2007, 10:35 AM
AMEN to that

scott96088
03-07-2007, 07:32 PM
I have a 3 axis dro coming for my Mill. The 3rd is going on the knee and I have been thinking about adding a quill read out like you have. Can you tell me if you are still able to use your fine feed handle with the dro mounted like that?


OK so I dug out the fine feed wheel. I'm going to have to extend the hub about an inch or so to clear the DRO. I think that's a small price to pay to know how much you moved it.

Scott

IOWOLF
03-07-2007, 07:50 PM
I wish my Wells 747 was easy to mount one on,I would in a heartbeat.

Mosside
03-07-2007, 08:42 PM
Hey guys,

I spent a couple hours yesterday adding a EBAY find import DRO on my Max Mill quill

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w210/scott96088/r-tandmill004Small.jpg

It seams to work very well

Scott

Are all the import DROs about the same or are there thing you should look for or avoid?

Thanks

Doug