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iGaging Stainless Steel Absolute DRO Scales?
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The Shars aluminum scales are working great, and don't have the power polarity issue. The head is somewhat flimsy compared to the stainless steel, which actually have a stainless backplate. I'm just a hobbyist, and I'm not getting any younger, so I don't think durability will ever be an issue.

I mounted the cross slide scale in the slot above the lead screw on my lathe rather than on the side, with a very substantial mounting bracket. I moved the slide in to the limit of its travel before tightening all the screws, making it self-aligning. The extra scale overhang didn't concern me since my Logan Model 200's motor assembly sticks out so far anyway.

I'm really happy with my setup. Good luck with yours.
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RE: iGaging Stainless Steel Absolute DRO Scales? - by Briney Eye - 05-25-2017, 02:32 PM

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