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Alistair Hosie
03-05-2015, 02:21 PM
I have always wanted one of these for my lathe since my eyesight is pretty poor for close up work.What are the other advantages I know very little about them sorry.Is this all you need or is it incomplete?Is the price good also? are they easy to fit also?Alistair

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-axes-Lathe-Mill-DRO-Digital-Readout-with-mounting-for-Machine-Tool-/111591328672?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item19fb5c8ba0

MaxHeadRoom
03-05-2015, 02:42 PM
Well according to the spec's it does not appear to be too shabby, in fact it has almost advanced CNC style features without the servo control. It shows a complete system, just install and power on.
The proof would be in the durability, how long they have been in business and support etc.
Make sure it comes with the scale lengths for your machine.
Max.

John Stevenson
03-05-2015, 03:43 PM
Well according to the spec's it does not appear to be too shabby, in fact it has almost advanced CNC style features without the servo control. It shows a complete system, just install and power on.
The proof would be in the durability, how long they have been in business and support etc.
Make sure it comes with the scale lengths for your machine.
Max.

Sorry I only read and see the head with mounting NO mention of scales in the deal.
At that price it's average for the UK for a head only.

MaxHeadRoom
03-05-2015, 03:54 PM
Apparently so, I assumed as it was the manuf/dist it had scales, not much use without!
Here is their auction with scales, ebay 111591346850.
Max.

Alistair Hosie
03-06-2015, 04:44 PM
I think this two axis is cheaper but the same deal minus one axis .Do you need three? Also how much would you expect to pay for one with scales? and does arc euro do them? Sorry in advance for so many questions but I havent looked at them before seriously with intent.Alistair




http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111613196458?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

MaxHeadRoom
03-06-2015, 05:08 PM
Looks like GBP350 for readout plus 2 scales, you only need two for a lathe.
The technology used would have to be known to mix and match other makes of scales.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111591346850
Max.

DICKEYBIRD
03-06-2015, 05:20 PM
I just finished installing a 3-axis set on my mill from http://www.thedrostore.com/ $490 USD w/free shipping and am well pleased with it. You have to figure out your own bracketry using the supplied generic hardware but common sense & attention to detail will have it working well. There are many installation threads on the web to help you.

The 2-axis lathe kit is $395 USD, free shipping.

DRO's will increase your accuracy & productivity!!

Dozerbuilder01
03-07-2015, 09:36 AM
I went one from www.dropros.com. A little bit more expensive but had a good warranty and I've read good customer service. So far I've been happy with it. Their website has a lot of information on it as well.


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