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You make it look so easy! I would like to try one of those DROs. Please keep us posted on your experiences with it. Can it be ordered online?
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Thank you for the kind words.

Once I get some time on it I'll post an update. I don't really use the lathe that much so it may be awhile.

These are new products for Ditron, it seems that there is no on-line new production products available. There are some earlier products available on both Amazon and Ebay. Might be best to contact Ditron directly, sales@dcoee.com http://www.dcoee.com/

I did not buy a standard ''kit'' I bought the individual pieces (DRO, Mag read heads, Mag Tape) to fit my needs. It is rare that a manufacturer will sell parts that way. I did not want the mounting rails and other hardware as a ready-to-install kit.
 

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The problem with a DRO on anything is you normally have a choice of looking at the DRO or the work. I want to see both at the same time.:grin: Time to start thinking about that one. Ideas anyone????
Some kinda neural implant, maybe with a blue tooth connection.
Then you could really become one with the machine.
-brino
 

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Dusting this thread off to ask Jim for an update on how this setup is working out.
 

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Seems to work very well. No problems so far, and very accurate. The only complaint I had was there did not seem to be any way to switch between radius and diameter on the DRO. I wanted diameter, so I just recalibrated the X axis to read 2X, and it worked fine.
 

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When I tear down my carriage I need to copy you groov(y) modification.

I still have got to come up with something for the mill.
 

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I have almost the same thing on my mill. Using Renishaw read heads on the mill, but the Ditron heads are identical.
 
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