There is value in digital readout.....but, if you don't have it, then what?

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  1. Emiliano Achaval

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    Good tip!
     
  2. Bill Boehme

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    For those of us who don't have Oneway lathes, how well does that correspond to the numbers printed around the speed dial.
     
  3. hockenbery

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    You multiply the number by 100.
    Now you know the secret code.
    Actually that is written on the control box.
     
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  4. odie

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    Knowing what the exact speed is, isn't necessary.......but, knowing what amount to turn the dial on the potentiometer to duplicate a specific speed, after turning the lathe off, and then back on......Ah, now that is the whole purpose of the magnet.....

    ......unless, of course, you have a digital rpm readout......then the whole point of using the magnet is moot. ;)

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  5. RichColvin

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    I am still working too much, so I can't get into the shop enough. As a result, I use the DRO to reset my expectations, especially for things like drilling with large Forstner bits.

    Rich
     
  6. JeffSmith

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    I thought I couldn't live without a digital readout - so I put one on the Robust AB when I got it. Had a nice, small digital readout attached to the control pendant. After about 6 weeks of getting adjusted to the new sounds I just ignored it completely. I took it off shortly thereafter. Anyone need a tach?
     
  7. JeffSmith

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    I'm probably comparitively new to the game - only had 3 lathes over the last 14 years. Both my first two lathes had readouts. I turned on a Jet 1642 for about 6 years before graduating to a larger lathe without a readout. The new lathe sounded completely different, and I had found myself attuned more to the sounds than I thought. I installed a small tach with a remote readout (small) just to help learn the new sounds and corelate them to what I become used to.

    After about a month I discovered that I didn't need it and took it all off. Haven't missed it.
     

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