Put a dial indecater and watch both and see move together.Does any one use this on your lathe cross slide? I mounted one and I have to feed in .003 before it reads .001. Any suggestions please.
Yep, got a push pull issue. Took my tool Post apart and I have some slop between the center bolt and the bore of the tool post block. I will try to find some super thin brass sheet and make a sleeve around the bolt. Maybe that will help it. I am using the Pitkin Donut plinth from the old 9x20 lathe forum.Put a dial indecater and watch both and see move together.
Try grabbing the tool post and push and pull. See if your DRO and dial moves.
I use them on my jet lathe , no problems. The key is not to distort or twist the movable jaw in the mounting. If the scale reads accurately out of the lathe then it is in the mounting. Ideally two small ball bearings should be clamped on the movable jaw. I have not done that. I was careful how I clamped it in place. Experiment ! Best luck.Does any one use this on your lathe cross slide? I mounted one and I have to feed in .003 before it reads .001. Any suggestions please.
Usually the DRO is made to be able to use different scales, so there needs to be a way to match the two together - if the scale produces a quadrature transition every .01mm, but the DRO thinks it is every .02mm, errors will ensue. And sometimes the X scale is one resolution while the Y is another - just to make life more interesting!On the DRO I fitted to my mill you can go into the settings and alter the resolution of the scale, why I don't know.