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Which DRO - Acu-Rite VUE?

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beeser

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I'm beginning the search for a DRO to be used on my Bridgeport mill. I'm currently leaning in the direction of an Acu-Rite VUE primarily because the mill previously had Acu-Rite scales but now long gone, which will make the installation much easier. Any opinions on the VUE?
 

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I had the Acu-Rite VUE on my last mill, was very nice and worked well. But at it's current price for the 3 axis mill version (around $1700), I would go with the Easson 12B (or C which is the same but horizontal format) which is 1/3 the price and has a great display. The scales should be fairly similar with regard to sizing, you can lookup the mounting dimensions. Alternatively you could get a 3 Axis EL700 with magnetic scales for the slightly less cost as the Acu-Rite VUE with 3 glass scales. I currently have the EL700 4 axis on my mill, very nice bright display with the more functions vs. Acu-Rite VUE. The only minor criticism I have of the EL700 is it uses a touch screen for the keys, so they can be a bit finicky at times and no positive click. If you go with glass scales than I would say go with the Easson 12B (they are about $500 through Aliexpress, $700 via domestic suppliers), if magnetic than consider the EL700.
 

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I have the "VUE" on my mill. About 6 years old, and still works perfect. Easy to use.

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I have a acu-rite VUE I'm going to sell. It's used, about two yrs in service, but very good shape. Have you bought one yet?
 

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I have a acu-rite VUE I'm going to sell. It's used, about two yrs in service, but very good shape. Have you bought one yet?
Not yet. If it's for a 48" table shoot me a PM with details.
 

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+1 on the Easson, had it for a couple of years now, absolutely no problems, $500 out the door.
 

Sandia

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I have the Accurite Vue on my mill as well. It is about 5 years old, no problems with it. Sure would hate to do without it.
 
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