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    Hey guys,

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



    It seams to work very well

    Scott

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    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?
    Bob
    Pics of shop and some projects
    http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y39...achine%20Shop/

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    • #3
      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

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      • #4
        Thanks Scott, that's pretty much when I figure I will have to use one.
        Bob
        Pics of shop and some projects
        http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y39...achine%20Shop/

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        • #5
          I liked mine

          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.

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          • #6
            Thanks, I bought the one with out mounts and made my own.

            Scott

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            • #7
              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.

              .
              .

              Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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              • #8
                AMEN to that

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by deere_x475guy
                  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

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                  • #10
                    I wish my Wells 747 was easy to mount one on,I would in a heartbeat.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by scott96088
                      Hey guys,

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



                      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

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