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Old 05-07-2012, 05:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone using thier shit?
I was going to hack up a $20 Harbor Freight digital caliper for a readout on my tubing roller when I find these
http://www.igaging.com/

$28 bucks for a 6" DRO !!!!!
http://www.amazon.com/iGaging-DigiMA...bxgy_hi_text_b

$34 for a 12 !!!!
http://www.amazon.com/iGaging-DigiMA.../dp/B003JUII2A



that extra 10 bucks is a LOT of savings in making a mount, drilling hardened steel, tweaking....when I can just bolt this bitch on !
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No one? No one has used them, heard of them or has any input? Better options at similar price?
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one of the reviews mentions cutting the rails for custom lengths...

i think i need to get 3 of these for my Bridgeport. it looks like the longest they offer is 35", i might send them a message to see if they have a longer version and will let you know what i find out.

for around $150, i can get a 3 axis DRO...not to bad!
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I haven't used the DRO stuff but I have an angle cube and a protractor from them. Not high end but works well for me.

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I got an email back from Carol at Quint last night. The 35" scale is the longest they have. The total assembled lenght is around 39-40", which will work find on the side of my bridgeport table. She mentioned that they might be able to do a shipping discount if i ordered multiple pieces. I think i'm going to place an order with them in the next week or so and will post my experience and the quality of the pieces.
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I got an email back from Carol at Quint last night. The 35" scale is the longest they have. The total assembled lenght is around 39-40", which will work find on the side of my bridgeport table. She mentioned that they might be able to do a shipping discount if i ordered multiple pieces. I think i'm going to place an order with them in the next week or so and will post my experience and the quality of the pieces.
the "reader" portion of a DRO is just interlocking copper plates (peel back a HF caliper decal and look) I do not see why one could not be spliced and made longer.
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one of the reviews mentions cutting the rails for custom lengths...

i think i need to get 3 of these for my Bridgeport. it looks like the longest they offer is 35", i might send them a message to see if they have a longer version and will let you know what i find out.

for around $150, i can get a 3 axis DRO...not to bad!
What is the readout controller capable of though? Simple dimension and that's all? Circular patterning, tool offset, return to 0, etc? I wondering if those scales can be used as the inputs to a milling DRO controller?

I'll be watching this. DRO on my mill will be one of the first upgrades I do.
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What is the readout controller capable of though? Simple dimension and that's all? Circular patterning, tool offset, return to 0, etc? I wondering if those scales can be used as the inputs to a milling DRO controller?

I'll be watching this. DRO on my mill will be one of the first upgrades I do.
I'd be happy to have a readout on my drill press!

Beats teh Hell out of double-sided taping a plastic HF caliper to the side of it.
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What is the readout controller capable of though? Simple dimension and that's all? Circular patterning, tool offset, return to 0, etc? I wondering if those scales can be used as the inputs to a milling DRO controller?

I'll be watching this. DRO on my mill will be one of the first upgrades I do.
I got one of these for my mill... it's pretty fancy and the cost really isn't that much considering what others cost!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SINPO-2-axis...item3356601969
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Im going to have to get one to try out, then get a few more if they work. Thanks for the find!
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I had been looking at one of these for my wood planer: http://www.woodcraft.com/product/200...ght-gauge.aspx

But decided that it was entirely too much coin at the moment. The $30 one for 6" would do the job nicely.
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I did not order one yet. Could you do a little write up on it for us when you get it?
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I did not order one yet. Could you do a little write up on it for us when you get it?
I can do that. ...will advise.
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got a 12" one in. initial impression is very good. Its simple and pretty foolproof to adapt to just about anything. I would not mount it where it will get splashed all the time but thats about it. I would also make sure whatever you adapt it to has some play in the mount or runs true as there is a lot of plastic that may not take a off-axis load well.
will post pics and info once I get it set up
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Any updates? I am thinking about buying one of their elevels.
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I've got a 36", and a 24" on my mill, which I have been using for a few months now. I had to cut the 24" down, which was easy, just used a hacksaw.

Likes:
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-Readouts do not update quickly, the display seems heavily filtered, if milling it can be very easy to overshoot your target because the display lags so much
-Magnets in display are weak, I am constantly picking the displays up off the floor, I am going to hard mount them to the mill





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I sort of wondered about that as they are billed for use for router tables, planers, tablesaws, and such. For those uses you're dialing in a specific measurement - not trying to do something in real time - so you can wait for it to update.
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Any updates? I am thinking about buying one of their elevels.
I have a 6" digital level from them - works awesome! For the stuff I do adsolute angle is not really that big of a deal but the difference in angle is the key - being able to get two reading in a couple seconds on two different parts is sweet. 20.80* -- 20.40* -- DAM! Done!

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What is the readout controller capable of though? Simple dimension and that's all? Circular patterning, tool offset, return to 0, etc? I wondering if those scales can be used as the inputs to a milling DRO controller?

I'll be watching this. DRO on my mill will be one of the first upgrades I do.
Check out Shumatech. It's an open source DRO for mills and lathes. They can use the Chinese scales as inputs.

http://www.shumatech.com/web/

http://www.shumatech.com/web/product...uide?page=0,15
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