|Neil Wyatt||24/11/2016 15:28:40|
15947 forum posts
I've got a Black Friday code for Machine DRO, it's BLACK16 for 12.5% off, see their website for T&Cs.
|Alan Waddington 2||24/11/2016 19:44:56|
|424 forum posts|
Thanks for he heads up Neil, have been thinking about buying a 3 axis DRO console for my mill, now might be an appropriate time......
Does anyone have any experience or advice regarding the choice between Easson or M-Dro, is there any real difference other than the price ?
|Stuart Bridger||24/11/2016 21:18:35|
|287 forum posts|
Having just replaced an older Easson console with a M- DRO one, I can make the following comments.
Price, you can get a 3 axis M-DRO for the price of a 2 axis Easson.
Build quality appears to be much the same, as is the functionality.
There are minor differences in key order, which is not an issue if you are not moving from one to the other. For example, the centre finding is 1/2 (axis) on Easson and (axis) 1/2 on M-DRO.
On M-DRO you can't transfer a calculator result to an axis.
The Easson has a keyboard beep, whereas the M-DRO has a speaker socket, not that I miss the beep.
M-DRO manual is written in the UK, but printed on thin paper. The Easson one is better quality printed but less easy to understand.
|Alan Waddington 2||24/11/2016 21:39:16|
|424 forum posts|
Thanks Stuart, a very concise comparison......Sounds like the M-DRO will serve my needs adequately, and save me a few quid as a bonus...
|219 forum posts|
I've recently been in the market for a mill DRO too and quite fancied trying 'new technology' in the form of the Easson ES-12 (the big LCD screen one), but it's seemingly permanently out of stock at M-DRO, presumably because there a new version on the way (see e.g. here at a USA importer).
Anyway, moot point for me, I found a suitable DRO (just a boring 'plain LED readout' one) and scales second hand, so colour screen and pretty pictures will have to wait for next time
|Carl Wilson 4||24/11/2016 23:45:36|
668 forum posts
|12.5% off...more like a light brown, possibly faun Friday.|
15330 forum posts
The LCD Easson is a lot more user friendly when you start to use some of the various functions. For example the M-DRO one when using say PCD function just has numbers entered and tells you to move to the next hole. The Easson actually shows you the holes placed around the PCD so you can see if you have entered then correctly (start and end angle) and shows which hole you are positioned on which makes it easier to operate. This is based on trying them out on M-DRO's stand.
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