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Old 08-27-2017, 03:51 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Kpar View Post
Our local supplier "Hare & Forbes" show a kit that looks like the igaging kit so will check them out in a couple of weeks while in Brisbane.
I have had the Hare & Forbes stuff for a few years (they came with my machine second hand) and they have been nothing but trouble and completely unreliable. I never used them because they just would not work properly, most of the time.

I scraped up some cash a few months ago and made an offer of $250 AUD including shipping on this ebay listing : LINK . The same seller had a 3 axis advertised for about $350 and I wondered if he would have accepted $300. Anyway, installed with no issues and they work brilliantly. Accurate, repeatable and lots of advanced functions that I don't know how to use yet (the manual could be a little better). Comes with covers and some mounting brackets that will need to be modified, plus all bolts and screws, etc. I was worried it was too cheap but so very glad I took the risk. Not just the ease of not counting turns of the handle, but my work has gotten so much more precise and much faster as well. Highly recommended!

I'd like to be a perfectionist, but I lack the patience...not to mention the skill...
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