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IRT27/07/2020 22:35:00
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I want to fit a DRO to my mill. Has anyone any experience of these?

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Edited By JasonB on 28/07/2020 07:08:32

IRT28/07/2020 17:24:32
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Ooops! Sorry. I will rework the question...

I was considering the higher end options with the magnetic scales, but it is a lot of money for a hobby machine.

I have seen some budget LCD DROs with optical scales from the usual Chinese suppliers. These look more intuitive to use than the older LED ones, but I cannot find much in the way of reviews as they seem to be a fairly new offering.

Has anyone had any experience of these?

IRT28/07/2020 17:35:33
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One of the models is a ToAuto DRO-3VA.

Others look to be the seem thing but re-badged.

IRT12/08/2020 16:42:37
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As nobody has come back with any horror stories, I decided to take the gamble.

An LCD display and 3 scales have arrived over the last few days.

All seem to work okay and look to be reasonable quality.

I have fitted the easy bit:20200812_162152.jpg

Steviegtr12/08/2020 19:30:34
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Looking good. Good luck fitting the scales. Youtube has lots of vids of fitting these to most machines. So have a good scout round just in case there are problems, which you may encounter.


IRT12/08/2020 21:14:58
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I have been watching and re-watching videos. One chap called ADE recently posted a very good series of 4 videos fitting a DRO to a Warco WM16. At the moment I am considering following his approach.

Anyone with any advice/pictures/links that may help would be appreciated.

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