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Henry Brown16/01/2020 13:41:45
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Posted by mgnbuk on 16/01/2020 13:25:10:

Aluminium angle extrusions on the kit I bought. The extrusions will require drilling to attach to the scale mounting brackets (or to additional brackets mounted on the machine if the scales are mounted directly).

Nigel B

Thanks Nigel, the pictures on ebay are not particularly clear. I'm contemplating a set for my lathe so the more compact they are the better, the top slide needs 76mm and cross slide needs 170mm plus the extra non reading length.

The M DRO ones measure 35mm x 32mm over the cover and the non reading length is only 45mm at each end.

Dave Halford16/01/2020 15:40:10
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Posted by mgnbuk on 16/01/2020 07:44:59:

That seller is in China and he has dreadful feedback.

Unless the Chinese have renamed a town Dunstable, the items are shown as shipping from the UK - the quoted delivery date would suggest that is the case.

Nigel B

What you have to remember is all the above may be true, but that does not mean that there really is stock in the UK.

I bought a cheap as chips CCMT carbide set alleged in stock from Leicester with 5 days delivery it finally came nearly 3 weeks late duly shipped by Post Office 48hr from the UK. By all means buy direct but don't miss the Ebay deadline for reporting missing items and don't forget your guarantee might not exist as Chinese law applies.

Bill Phinn16/01/2020 17:17:46
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Posted by Dave Halford on 16/01/2020 15:40:10:

What you have to remember is all the above may be true, but that does not mean that there really is stock in the UK.

And yet, as I've said above, the feedback suggests a fair amount of the stock is reaching buyers a lot more quickly than the typical shipping time from China, i.e. about the time it took for your carbide bits to arrive. This suggests to me there really is some stock at least in the UK.

Nigel Rice21/02/2020 20:04:51
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Sam

I took delivery of my Chinese 3 axis DRO for my mill yesterday and I am over the moon!

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At £131.48 delivered through Poland - so no taruffs, duties or extra charges it seemd too good to be true. This was the complete kit with 5 micron magnetic scales.

I ordered in early January and was advised on ordering that there would be a delay due to Chinese New Year. I was advised of shipment and departure from Poland, the final carrier was DHL with a signed for delivery in perfect condition.

Everything sprung into life on powering up, (only snag being European plug that needed changing). The control panel is fitted to my mill and the X axis scale should be operational tomorrow.

The only downside is the sophistication of the control panel against a unit I was using some 30 years ago!

Nigel

Dave Halford21/02/2020 21:04:17
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Posted by Nigel Rice on 21/02/2020 20:04:51:

Sam

I took delivery of my Chinese 3 axis DRO for my mill yesterday and I am over the moon!

LINK

At £131.48 delivered through Poland - so no taruffs, duties or extra charges it seemd too good to be true. This was the complete kit with 5 micron magnetic scales.

I ordered in early January and was advised on ordering that there would be a delay due to Chinese New Year. I was advised of shipment and departure from Poland, the final carrier was DHL with a signed for delivery in perfect condition.

Everything sprung into life on powering up, (only snag being European plug that needed changing). The control panel is fitted to my mill and the X axis scale should be operational tomorrow.

The only downside is the sophistication of the control panel against a unit I was using some 30 years ago!

Nigel

Nigel your link is for glass scales

Nigel Rice22/02/2020 11:02:24
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Posted by Nigel Rice on 21/02/2020 20:04:51:

Sam

I took delivery of my Chinese 3 axis DRO for my mill yesterday and I am over the moon!

LINK

At £131.48 delivered through Poland - so no taruffs, duties or extra charges it seemd too good to be true. This was the complete kit with 5 micron magnetic scales.

I ordered in early January and was advised on ordering that there would be a delay due to Chinese New Year. I was advised of shipment and departure from Poland, the final carrier was DHL with a signed for delivery in perfect condition.

Everything sprung into life on powering up, (only snag being European plug that needed changing). The control panel is fitted to my mill and the X axis scale should be operational tomorrow.

The only downside is the sophistication of the control panel against a unit I was using some 30 years ago!

Nigel

Nigel your link is for glass scales

Dave

Whoops! Thanks for your correction, they are indeed glass scales. I had spent many hours comparing suppliers and my eye locked onto the supply from Poland and ignored the detail.

I am still pleased with my buy though hate having to come to terms with old age and decling brain cells!

Nigel

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