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  • review of new DRO after 6-8 months

    Its been a while since I posted here but I'll keep this short as possible. A couple years ago I bought a new Chinese DRO because I could save some money. It had glass slides and 3 axis. It seemed to work ok once I figured out the owners manual. (sort of figured it out but is leaves a lot to be deired). Anyways, after using it for a few months it seem like I couldn't trust what it was saying. It wouldn't hold numbers/measurements accurately. The business I bought it from was very good and helpful, he did try but hard to understand as he was foreign speaking. He did try everything to correct my problems. Even replaced the slides and replaced the entire box one time. But it never did correct the problem.

    So from other members here they said I should go to https://www.dropros.com/. I bought their DRO but was a little concerned how trustworthy it was. So to see how accurate the readout was I mounted 2 slide readout (theirs are magnetic slides) on the cross feed of my lathe. See pictures. So when one readout pickup would move, the other readout pickup should move the same amount, and it did. I proved just how accurate they are in the video. I hope I can upload it. Well it won't let me upload the video. But I can run the cross feed full length in both directions, stopping at several points and the numbers are exactually the same. If some can tell me how to upload the video I will do it.

    Final word on Dro pro readouts. You will never be sorry if you get one. I couldn't be happier. Magnetic slides are the only way to go in dirty environments. Dirt, metal, water, oil etc won't affect the performance of the pickups.

    Here is a link to another site for the video. https://www.hobby-machinist.com/thre...-months.83113/
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    Last edited by tascamman; 03-20-2020, 09:29 PM.

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    Best way to upload video is to put it on YouTube (make sure it's public). Otherwise, I think some file hosting sites allow video. I use 1and1.com and have a few video clips there.
    http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
    Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
    USA Maryland 21030

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      When I saw their prices, I decided to just manage without a DRO.

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      • #4
        Is that a Clausing you put them on?

        JL....

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          You must be a member and log on to view video on hobby-machinist.
          http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
          Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
          USA Maryland 21030

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