SOME APPLICATIONS OF THE DIGITAL DOG DRO
MILLING MACHINE AND MILL DRILL
The DRO is ideal for use on any make of vertical milling machine or mill drill. The x axis(lateral) table travel is the easiest to mount. Every mill or mill drill has a slot on the front edge of the table, which will hold 1/4-20 nuts, which permits mounting the digital scale and scale housing with 1/4-20 machine screws.
X and Y AXIS MOUNTING ON THE MILL DRILL
This is the best version to use on the vertical axis of a milling machine or mill drill. It can also be useful on a drill press or other tool when accurate vertical positioning is important.
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Very useful for woodworking tools, and other applications where measurement in fractions of an inch is desired. The picture shows the fractional readout on a cut off saw measuring table. Reads in fractions of an inch down to 1/64, decimals or metric. Control buttons: on/off, zero and mode, which allows choice of fractional inch down to 1/64, decimal inch, or metric.
The DRO scale with high-strength adhesive mount (seen from bottom).
This permits mounting where drilling of mounting holes is too problematic. The adhesive is very high-strength.
DRO mounted on x-y table, used on drill press.
This is a very useful application, which converts an ordinary drill press into a precision drilling machine. Far more accurate than other measurement methods.
We have not attempted to describe all the applications of the Digital Dog DRO. There are literally thousands of tools which can be made far more useful by its use. Please feel free to be imaginative!
The mounting methods shown above are for your guidance. We do not supply mounting hardware with the DRO. The variations in type, size and shape of the thousands of tools in use makes this impractical.
Please note that however you choose to mount your DRO, it must always be oriented on the scale with the off/on button and the zero button of the DRO towards the dark lines of the scale.
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