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grinch
11-28-2003, 02:08 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2576170632&category=25295&rd=1

Thanks for any input
Grinch

jfsmith
11-28-2003, 06:00 PM
This is a simple situation, you get what you pay for.

It may work for you, if you take the time care on installation and that you don't ask it to do micro-mini work.


Jerry

kenc
11-29-2003, 05:38 PM
Probably just as god as the Mitutoyo one which sells for over $150. I am amzedby the very reasonable quality of cheap Chinese measuring gear. I have a combination of used Starret and B&S stuff. I also purchased a 0-4" set of Chinky micrometers, a 1" travel dial guage and the Chinky knock off of the Bestest and they are exceptional value for money.
I'm sorry to say..............

LES A W HARRIS
11-29-2003, 06:00 PM
goto,http://www.cme-tools.com/,goto precision tools section, I bought a 6inch for $29.00 plus shipping. works great. also bought there 4 inch swivel vise for $59.00. these are installed on a "horible fright" mill drill, which mills just fine. Les H.

Ian B
11-30-2003, 03:15 AM
I bought a 6" version of one of these, also from Hilbordtool - as the others say, it works fine. Finish is a bit iffy, the graduations are painted onto the steel strip (so don't use solvents to clean it...), and the plastic housing's not exactly top class - but for the price, it's fine.

Ian

Doc Nickel
11-30-2003, 05:22 AM
Does anyone have a photo of one of these mounted on a Bridgeport-type mill? I've been thinking of getting one, and a few quick glances don't reveal a nice, easy and quick way of mounting it, where it's not in the way of a depth stop, quill lock or the head-tilt bolts.

Doc.

LES A W HARRIS
11-30-2003, 10:17 AM
Grinch, yes, I got mine from www.cme-tools.com (http://www.cme-tools.com) for $29.00 plus shipping. Les H.

Dick
12-01-2003, 03:29 AM
Here's my solution for mounting one:

http://members.cox.net/ds85035/quilldro/quill1.jpg
http://members.cox.net/ds85035/quilldro/quill2.jpg
http://members.cox.net/ds85035/quilldro/quill3.jpg

This is on a round ram J-head, so it might be a bit different for the dovetail ram.

Dick