Dear A Tech...
"I have a very old, but good condition Bridgeport mill. However, the digital readout on it hasn't worked for years. I'm considering my options. Should I buy a new readout, or try to have this one repaired? I see complete DRO kits advertised in trade magazines for as low as $599 and some for over $1200, as seen on your website. If my unit is not repairable, what's the difference between DROs (besides $600!), and which one should I buy? " Thanks, Confused.
Your situation is not uncommon; we regularly hear this from customers and help them understand the differences and benefits of various digital readout packages on the market. Basically, as you stated, you have two options. We can repair your existing digital readout if parts are still available, or you can replace it with a new one. There are advantages and disadvantages of each option so, let’s first discuss option one.
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