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Ramon Wilson10/04/2022 08:30:59
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Hi guys

I'm looking at buying a Veevor 2 axis DRO on Amazon. Seems a reasonable cost replacement for my defunct Ortec unit.

It comes with two scale lengths - 1000mm and 250mm. I can't find anything to confirm it but sure I read somewhere else that these scales can be cut to length to suit application.

Can anyone confirm that please?

I did contact another supplier who acknowledged the query but has not come back with an answer so any advice would be appreciated

Many thanks - Tug

Paul L10/04/2022 08:58:06
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Do you have a link to the kit?

Mike Hurley10/04/2022 09:29:17
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Glass or magnetic? if glass, then yes you can cut to size.

regards Mike

Rockingdodge10/04/2022 11:16:10
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I have the Vevor DROs on my mill, they work fine and even have 2 layers of silicon dust strip where other more expensive ones have one. Plenty of youtube vids on how to cut them.

Paul, just google Vevor,as I don't think admin will allow that link.

Mike, they're glass but you can cut magnetic as well.


Edited By Rockingdodge on 10/04/2022 11:17:33

Ramon Wilson10/04/2022 13:15:28
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Thanks guys - having watched some of the videos I'm now pretty confident I can do this without too much mishap.

Have to say much surprised at standard bandsaw blades going through the glass without completely shattering it.

I'll get one on order then smiley

Cheers - Tug

JasonB10/04/2022 13:19:33
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Might want to check the other thread where a Vevor readout is playing up!

ChrisB10/04/2022 15:29:10
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Posted by Mike Hurley on 10/04/2022 09:29:17:

Glass or magnetic? if glass, then yes you can cut to size.

regards Mike

Not so sure about that. Magnetic scales can be cut with ease, a sidecutter would do, a glass scale for sure will not be that easy. Maybe a diamond cut off wheel?

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