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Touch probe?
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So, far, I've only added DRO's to my mini-lathe.

But I definitely see the utility of such a thing, and have already implemented a touch probe. The LED is mounted at the bottom right corner of the lathe control panel, which is plainly visible.

So far, I've used if to verify the Z-height of my chuck jaws (and seen that there's at least one jaw that's a thou proud of the others... dammit...), to be able to measure part thickness without a caliper or mic. I know that, once I've got a decently repeatable tool post, that I've got a lot more possibilities. And when I put DRO's on my mill? Hell yeah.

This whole setup has possibilities that keep my brain occupied enough for me to lose sleep. I forget where I first heard of this board, but I'm quite glad I did.
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Touch probe? - by MidniteMachinist - 06-01-2018, 03:51 AM
RE: Touch probe? - by MidniteMachinist - 06-04-2018, 08:00 AM
RE: Touch probe? - by bobdring - 06-05-2018, 07:05 PM
RE: Touch probe? - by MidniteMachinist - 06-07-2018, 02:49 AM
RE: Touch probe? - by bobdring - 06-07-2018, 05:39 AM
RE: Touch probe? - by MidniteMachinist - 06-07-2018, 05:54 AM

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