Not when I can buy them for $15.
That still beats counting turns of a handwheel!My mill has very basic Accurite X&Y and Mitutoyo Z.
Lathe and mill DRO's are different animals. On a lathe you want functions like diameter readout on the cross feed taper on Z , etc.That still beats counting turns of a !
Man, you aren't kidding.These days lathe and mill DRO packages are dirt cheap. I paid right around $375 including the scales and shipping for the ones I have and they have been trouble free.
I can recommend "my guy". Johnie is an eBay seller (xiao1207) doing business direct from mainland China . Super helpful, knows his product, responds promptly to email, fast cheap DHL shipping and excellent prices.Man, you aren't kidding.
I just did a "quickie search" and those things have come way down in price......Damn it......
239,796 things to do yesterday.......add DRO......Back up to 239,797