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  1. #1
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    Default DRO for Model O Mill

    Has anybody got any experience with fitting a DRO to a Model O mill? I have decided to do this after living with no DRO for a long time.

    I am interested in the length of scales to order. My measurements for travel on my Mk 2 (3 slots) mill are X = 415, Y = 120 and Z = 270.

    I am thinking a higher end system such as Sino or Easson, but am not sure on this.

    Greg

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    Hi Greg,

    Don't forget to take into account that they will add on the length of the read head !
    I had to shorten one of mine because it was too long. The other pair of scales was OK because I had the space to accommodate the extra length.
    Best Regards:
    Baron J.

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    Thanks BaronJ. I had assumed that the extra length on the scales (100 mm or so) would need to be accommodated. Any photos you or others may have of a DRO setup on the O mill would be much appreciated.

    Greg

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    Hi Greg,

    My mill is a Chinese copy of an Optimum BL20 with the extra long bed.

    This is a write up that I did when installing mine. Note that I also did a lot of other work as well that needed doing.

    https://metalworkforums.com/f65/t206...ghlight=BaronJ
    Best Regards:
    Baron J.

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