On 3/15/2014 5:12 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Wixey does have a digital depth gauge, ostensibly for a router table.
It is easily modified for a drill press. The readout can be located
within about 3 feet of the sensor so it can be easily viewed.
Never really thought about before seeing your drill press mod, but the idea
of using the cheap calipers and dial indicators available nowadays
for instrumenting common shop tools opens up quite a few possibilities...
Often wrong, never in doubt.
Larry W. - Baltimore Maryland - lwasserm(a)sdf. lonestar. org
If you decide to use stainless calipers, get a cobalt drill bit. I tried
drilling my stainless and just dulled a bit.
So I went with the composite caliper..
Works fine, actually has an auto off.
And another neat feature for a drill press is everytime you turn it on
it zeros... meaning where ever the quill is it's at zero.
For a planer you would want one that does not zero.
Yes. After using mine twice, I went through 2 batteries. Loosing the
digital readout doesn't render it useless though.
Just depends what you need. Gosh, maybe I'll start watching the
auctions for a dial caliper... : )
On 3/16/2014 12:05 AM, email@example.com wrote:
I agree, that's why I built the separate power supply so a AA delivers
power, and an on off switch. I like analog anyway, but for this purpose
analog would be useless, I want to just hit zero... no fiddling with
turning a dial.
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