Phil; Do you happen to have the address of Discount Machine?? Thanks. Flint Knapping; The ART of makingMessage 1 of 31 , Mar 15View SourcePhil;Do you happen to have the address of Discount Machine?? Thanks.Flint Knapping; The ART of making ammunition to suit yourself !!" May we live to learn well, and to learn to live well.May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live"DallasFrom: "philr_77378@..." <philr_77378@...>
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Subject: Re: [mill_drill] Boring head?I am not affiliated with Discount Machine or Harbor Freight, but I have purchased a fair amount of tooling from Discount Machine and found it all to be acceptable, and a pretty good value. They sell lots of the "Shars" line of tooling that I've found to be pretty good value for the $. I prefer Discount Machine over Harbor Freight for machine tooling. I am not bashing Harbor Freight as it does has lots of great values in tools. but they seem to cater to a much wider variety of tool types, where Discount has focus on machining tooling. Just my opinion based on my experiences with both. I have never had to return anything to Discount Tools.Phil R.
My bifocals like more graduations..... it s a lot easier for me. My lathe has non direct dials....not much matter anymore. I installed a DRO years ago. ... To:Message 31 of 31 , Mar 15View SourceMy bifocals like more graduations..... it's a lot easier for me.
My lathe has non direct dials....not much matter anymore. I installed a DRO years ago.
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:22:59 +0000
Subject: [mill_drill] Re: Boring head?
Direct reading might be *slightly* more convenient mentally, but there is no change in precision. The adjustment thread is still 20 TPI. The screw head is simply marked in 100 steps rather than 50.
I have no trouble at all in splitting the marks on my non-direct reading boring head.
But then I am using an old SB lathe with non-direct dials as well.
--- In email@example.com, Bill Armstrong <bill_1955@...> wrote:
> I would bet the Harbor Freight boring head IS NOT direct reading. ie; .001 on the dial is .001" on the diameter. Non direct reading means .001 movement on the dial is .001" on the radius.
> Many of the made in China boring heads are not direct reading. Makes it a pain to stay precise. Depends on how close of tolerance you want I suppose.
> I think the Shars (Discount Machine) eBay propaganda has a typo too. .0001".....No..... How about .001"
> I have an Enco, direct reading. I like it.
> I also have a Grizzly, non direct reading....that gathers a lot of dust.