$200 Shenzhen DRO Install and Review Part 1 – Shenzhen Video

published: 2018-01-12 19:23:30

Presented in Jimmy Diresta Maker style, here is part 1 of 3 of the sub $200 USD 2 axis Shenzhen DRO I installed on my Rong Fu mill drill. In Part 1 I installed the glass scale on the Y axis. This is probably the most difficult part of the job as I had to make up a mounting plate for the scale. Part 2 will focus on the X axis and mounting an inexpensive caliper on the quill. Part 3 will be a review of the DRO after using it for awhile. If you are only interested in the the review wait around for Part 3. Subscribing will make sure you are alerted when posted :).

Disclaimer: there is no paid content in these videos. I didn’t receive the DRO as part of the current Bang Good promotion stuff that is quite popular or anything like that. I purchased it outright myself so this is non biased information.

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4 Comments - Write a Comment

  1. One of the more annoying procedures, mounting linear scales 😀


  2. Very cool. I’ve been debating a DRO myself. Appreciate you sharing this.

  3. I have never heard of Jimmy Diresta, but I liked your video. I'm English BTW, so perhaps my island rock is too comfortable..;-)

  4. O boy, you're making me spend more money. At least its only 3 digits.


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