From another thread I was chatting about sourcing a replacement for the the renishaw LM10 that Jim knows and loves. I've been itching to upgrade a few of my setups to these types of scales. A used Lathe that needs scales, My BP 815 tool room grinder, my smaller 3:1 mill, needs a good quality scale. ...so the doallrs rack up quick on this stuff. The US/UK equivs in the 1um and 5um magnetic pick-up/tape class that are just out of my price range so I opted to start some dialog w/ the following folks: http://tinyurl.com/ditron-mag-scales we'll see how this goes and I may pop some Q's up here if I get in over my head Thanks and have a fun day all! CG .