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cooters
12-16-2016, 07:02 PM
Anybody have any idea if there is a place that might have parts for an old DRO ? My X scale has gone out and the company does not have parts for it cause of its age. Or has anybody had decent luck with any of the Off Brand Dro's ? I cannot afford $1'500 Dro right now. The model I have is , Mitutoyo GML-3705-WEC My mill is a Jet JVM-949 Thanks for any input offered. Also, can a 40" reader be used on a 49" table as long as you do not need to run to either end of table ? Thanks again

ken
12-17-2016, 11:45 AM
If you have the 40" scale set the table stops so you dont try to pull the guts out of the scale and use it. Ken

dalee100
12-17-2016, 11:50 AM
Hi,

DROPRO's get a lot of popular mention here, They sell decently priced DRO's from China and offer good post purchase support.

You can easily use a shorter scale on longer table travel, just be sure to set your hard stops to prevent over travel. This is a good idea even if you have the correct length scales, 'cause poop happens.

Dalee

cooters
12-17-2016, 12:29 PM
I really appreciate your input. I figured out how to search for old post and I think I have narrowed down my choices to, Jenix , Sino , or Dro Pros . At least it is getting closer to making a decision. I also think I am going to try to add the third readout. I am far from being a machinist, and my best friend and mentor passed away suddenly a year ago. So now I have to ask all my dumb questions on the net. Anyway, age is not always a friend. Ya'll be safe , have a Merry Christmas and a great New Year. I will be shopping. Dennis

dalee100
12-17-2016, 01:03 PM
Hi,

Ain't no dumb question. And this place is a good one to ask when you don't know. Lots of wide knowledge here.

Dalee

flylo
12-17-2016, 05:58 PM
I have a extra 2 axis display & some scales but I'm not a dealer & we can't sell on here, I've used a chinese & it seemed to work fine. I haven't tried this company but the price is right https://www.aliexpress.com/item/free-shipping-complete-set-milling-lathe-drill-machine-dro-digital-readout-with-3-pcs-linear-scales/1524501216.html?spm=2114.13010208.99999999.264.KUs yXr

cooters
12-17-2016, 11:18 PM
I keep leaning towards Dro Pros, haven't heard anything bad about them. Thanks for the heads up.