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PM Lathe DRO Question

Discussion in 'PRECISION-MATTHEWS' started by Buggy Chief, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Buggy Chief

    Buggy Chief United States Active Member Active Member

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    I'm not familiar with a taper function on a manual lathe DRO, unless it is used to measure an existing taper. Or maybe to assist in offsetting your tailstock to produce a taper. I use TouchDRO on my lathe - I'll check with the author and see if he programmed such a function in it. If so it might lead to figuring yours out.


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    That looks very similar to the Meister BC-10L. I have the same DRO on my lathe but with a different brand name.

    I've never used the taper function so I can't help you there but if you PM me your email addy I can send you a copy of a Meister DRO that should function the same. Not sure if it's any better than your manual but hopefully it might help.
     
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    Sent you a PM with my email. Thanks for the help!
     
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    Hey Lee- I am trying to figure out the Taper Calculator. I just want to use it to calculate angle given starting and ending diameter as well as length input. I have seen on Youtube some DROs you can input and it will tell you the precise angle to set the compound. Thanks for the help!!
     
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    Lee, I was mistaken & let Tony know already, it seems like the function isn't inlcuded on lathe specific DROs.

    It's a mill function that can be used for tapers on a lathe. My Easson ES12 has it. It's the INCL function: Inclined Angle Tool Positioning.

    Just wanted to mention it to you if you wanted more details to pass onto the TouchDRO author.
     
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    Tony, I'm not sure if this will help you in what your are looking for but check out this video if you haven't seen it already.

     
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    Thanks Will! A great tutorial.
     
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    Thanks! I love to revisit Geometry!!
     
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