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Magnetic Remote display with 50" cord for easy installation and access
Includes 2 sets of brackets for vertical or horizontal mounting
DRO Slide Bar can be cut to fit specific applications
Can be used in Vertical, Horizontal or any position with the mounting hardware
Can set "zero" anywhere within operating range for determining relative distances
This is a 12" Digital Readout Scale. Can be installed to any machine's axes to keep track of workpiece position (milling and the like) or the tool's position (lathes and grinders). Commonly fitted to most machines in today's shops: lathes, cylindrical grinders, milling machines, surface grinders, boring mills, router tables, planer, table saw fence and other machine tools.
Features: Easy to read LCD Display with inch, decimal, fractional and metric readings. Magnetic Remote display with 50" cord for easy installation and access. Can be used in Vertical, Horizontal or any position with the mounting hardware. Can set "zero" anywhere within operating range for determining relative distances. Measure range: 0-12" Accuracy: 0.001" Reading: 0.001"/0.01mm/64ths/inch Includes 2 sets of brackets for vertical or horizontal mounting DRO Slide Bar can be cut to fit specific applications.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
You know, for the price I wan't expecting much, but when it arrived, I was very impressed. This little DRO is great! It took about an hour to install, and most of that time was getting up the courage to drill into my lathe in order to attach it. The readout has magnets on the back that can be used to temporarily attach it to the splash guard of the lathe. There is also a mount to mount it on either horizontal or vertical surfaces.
Just got 2 installed on my little mill drill, just under 10" by 6" x-y travel. It was cheapest to buy two 12" scales and cut the shorter one down. I pretty much had to fab up my own brackets. The measurements seem repeatable all the way to the 0.001" resolution. I am getting about 0.001" of hysteresis in my Y-axis bracket and I will try to stiffen it up a little.
I put together an arduino-based bluetooth adapter based on Yuriy's TouchDRO and it works fine. This scale uses Micro USB, not mini as described on his page. It is a very inexpensive path to getting a nice DRO interface on a smart phone or tablet.
Update: Downgrading to 2 stars. My x-axis unit is randomly losing 0.200 inches running off the standard indicator. Even with the machine turned off and no movement of the axis it does it every few minutes. The problem accumulates - It will be off by 0.2, then 0.4...etc. The first time it happened I over-ran the cut. Luckily it was a practice...
Much better than spending hundreds and hundreds on a full scale DRO for a small lathe. I got this one for the in feed on a 9 by 20 lathe. I like that it can be cut to length to adapt to different situations. A big plus is that it reads fractions as well as decimal or switch to mm. Batteries only are a downside but it carries two so run time increased. I may take time to figure out how to wire in an ac adapter. All in all a nice unit for the money.
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