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Incidentally, I have the older Axminster C4.

Regards

Norm

Thanks Norm, I've been so happy with this lathe in the 6 years that I've owned it.

I bought the C4 for all of £350, bought chucks and faceplates-- and then I bought the vertical mill attachment.Thanks Norm, I've been so happy with this lathe in the 6 years that I've owned it.

Tomorrow, I'm off to Doncaster Model Show in the UK to see what else there is- to spend the children's and grandchildren's inheritances

Cheers

Norm

LOL Norm, have a great time at the show. That's something that I would be a dream to attend.

Would it be correct to see what DRO's are fitted as the supplied rotary ones on my Sieg C4 are not really practical.. I keep getting recommendations for batteries from Axminster Tools and they don't work and I have to fiddle on with a £1 pack of assorted little batteries and hope for a connection. I've got a pair on my mill drill( RF 25 or 30) and these are great.

I hope that this is not interfering with the general importance of Jim's original posting

Regards from the other side of the North Sea

Rudy, do you happen to have a photo of your DRO setups on your apron and cross slide? That's something that I would like to do.Thanks for sharing Jim. Think I will do all of your attachments.

I do have DRO on the apron and cross slide (highly recommended) but not the tail stock.

Rudy.

I first attached the scale on the apron with double sided tape, but that added a small hysteresis to the measurements. The clocks are magnetic and easy to move out of the way when I use the compound.

Rudy

Rudy

Rudy

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/0-150-mm-Vertical-Digital-DRO-Readout-Scale-For-Bridgeport-Mill-Lathe-sacle-linear-scale-digital/32788466655.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.5fb14c4dZJ15k7