DRO PROS Digital Readout Kit and Part Prices always beat Heidenhain Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!

Sizing a Mill How to size your mill video

Sizing a Lathe How to size your lathe video

Mag Advant. #1 Magnetic Scales Advantage 1

Mag Advant. #2 Magnetic Scales Advantage 2

EL400 Overview EL400 Overview

EL700 Part 1

EL700 Part 2

EL700 Part 3

Mill Install Part 1 Mill Install Part 1 of 4 - Parts and Pieces

Mill Install Part 2 Mill Install Part 2 of 4

Mill Install Part 3

Mill Install Part 4 Mill Install Part 4 of 4

Lathe Install Part 1 Lathe Install Part 1 of 4 - Parts and Pieces

Lathe Install Part 2 Lathe Install Part 2 of 4

Lathe Install Part 3 Lathe Install Part 3 of 4

Lathe Install Part 4 Lathe Install Part 4 of 4

Choose Scales How to choose your scales video

ARC Machining ARC Machining Video

Bolt Hole Circle Bolt Hole Circle Video

Incline Tool Incline Tool Video

Display Overview Display Overview Video

SDM Points SDM Waypoints Video

Line Hole Line Hole Video

Parameters Parameter Setup Video

Power Off Memory Power Off Memory Video

Centerfind Centerfind Video

Direction Change the Direction Your Scales Read

 

Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!
 

Call now! Toll Free Order Line & Tech Help 1-877-628-6028 or sales@dropros.com

DRO PROS 1-2-3 Value! - Easiest to use Digital Readout - DRO Kits start at only $499 - Industry's best warranty!

Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Heidenhain Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!

We speak English - We answer our phones - FREE shipping on magnetic kits!

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Check out our Customer Videos:

Touch Probe Setup  (Shadon HKW)
Installing a Magnetic EL402 on a South Bend Lathe Part 1 (BasementShopGuy)
Installing a Magnetic EL402 on a Mill Part 1 (ShadeTree Machinist)
Installing a DRO PROS 3M on a Little Machine Shop 3960 HiTorque Mini Mill (Fuzz Overlord)
Installing a DRO PROS 2L on a G0602 Lathe (Tangent Audio)
Installing a DRO PROS 2M on a Mini Mill (Elijah Insua)

 

 

 

 

DRO PROS Video Training:
Sizing a Lathe How to size your lathe video

Video: Sizing a Lathe

Covers how to quickly size a lathes travel so you get the right sized scales
Sizing a Mill

Video: Sizing a Mill

Covers how to quickly measure a milling machines travel so you get the right sized scales
#1 Advantage of Magnetic Scales - Length

This video describes the #1 advantage of magnetic digital readout scales - length! It describes why magnetic scale technology is a better choice for your lathe or milling machine. Direct comparisons are made between the leading scale technologies, and the winner is chosen!

#2 Advantage of Magnetic Scales - Cut to Size

This video describes the #2 advantage of magnetic digital readout scales - Cut to Size! More specifically, it describes how to cut and custom size magnetic scales for your lathe or milling machine in less than 5 minutes!

EL400 Display Overview

This video provides a complete overview of the EL400 magnetic display. It first steps through the setup menu, and then examines each of the buttons on the front of the display.

EL700 Overview

Part 1 of 4

This video is the 1st of a 4 part series on the Electronica EL700 color LCD digital readout display. This brief overview highlights the features and capabilities of the EL700. The display is the most advanced digital readout available!

EL700 Quick Start

Part 2 of 4

This video is the 2nd of a 4 part series describing how to quickly setup and operate an Electronica EL700 color LCD display. The EL700 can greatly simplify your DRO operations.

EL700 Buttons

Part 3 of 4

This video is the 3rd of a 4 part series on the Electronica EL700 color LCD digital readout display. This video describes what all of the buttons do, plus explores the setup menu.

Installing a Mill Kit

Part 1 of 4

Describes all the parts & pieces included in an Electronica Magnetic DRO Mill kit.
Installing a Mill Kit

Part 2 of 4

Describes how to install the X axis scale of an Electronica Magnetic DRO Mill kit.
Installing a Mill Kit

Part 3 of 4

Describes how to install the Y axis scale of an Electronica Magnetic DRO Mill kit.
Installing a Mill Kit

Part 4 of 4

Details how to install and setup the display on an Electronica Magnetic DRO mill kit.
Installing a Lathe Kit

Part 1 of 4

How to install a magnetic kit on your lathe Part 1 Describes all the parts & pieces included in an Electronica Magnetic DRO Lathe kit.
Installing a Lathe Kit

Part 2 of 4

How to install the cross slide scale on your lathe Part 2 This video segment describes how to install the cross slide scale, or X axis scale, onto a gunsmith lathe.
Installing a Lathe Kit

Part 3 of 4

How to install the carriage scale on your lathe Part 3

This video segment describes how to install the carriage scale, or Z axis scale, to a gunsmith lathe.

Installing a Lathe Kit

Part 4 of 4

Details how to install and setup an Electronica Magnetic DRO lathe display head.

DRO PROS Intro Video

Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor! This intro video features an Easson digital readout in action on a benchtop milling machine.
ARC Machining Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!  This video describes how to perform the ARC function on an Easson digital readout.

Incline Tool Position

Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor! This video describes how to perform the INCLINE function on an Easson digital readout.
ES10 Overview Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!  This video gives an overview of the Easson ES10 digital readout.
SDM

Sub Datum Memory

Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor! This video describes how to perform the SDM or Sub Datum Memory function on an Easson digital readout. 
    Line Hole Position Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor! This DRO PROS video demonstrates the 'Line Hole Position' function. This capability is used to place a series of holes in a straight line, even when canted at an angle.

Bolt Hole Circle

Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor! This DRO PROS video demonstrates the 'Bolt Hole' function of an Easson ES10-3M5 digital readout.
  Parameters Setup Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor! This video describes how to enter the parameters or setup mode of your digital readout and change the scale resolution, read direction, etc. on an Easson digital readout.

Choosing Your Scales

Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor! This video illustrates how to choose scales for a digital readout.

Power Off Memory

Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor! DRO PROS demonstrates how to recover the zero point of your workpiece after a power loss or the table is accidentally moved with power off.

Center Find Function

Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!  This video illustrates the centerfind feature of an EASSON ES10 digital readout.
Changing Scale Direction Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor! This video illustrates how to reverse the scale 'read' direction on a digital readout.

 

 

 

DRO PROS YouTube Video Training:
#1 Advantage of Magnetic Scales - Length 

This video describes the #1 advantage of magnetic digital readout scales - length! More specifically, it describes why magnetic scale technology is a better choice for your lathe or milling machine. Direct comparisons are made between the leading scale technologies, and the winner is chosen!

#2 Advantage of Magnetic Scales - Cut to Size

This video describes the #2 advantage of magnetic digital readout scales - Cut to Size! More specifically, it describes how to cut and custom size magnetic scales for your lathe or milling machine.

 

EL400 Overview

This video provides a complete overview of the EL400 magnetic display. It first steps through the setup menu, and then examines each of the buttons on the front of the display.

 

EL700 Overview

Part 1 of 4

This video is the 1st of a 4 part series on the Electronica EL700 color LCD digital readout display. This brief overview highlights the features and capabilities of the EL700.

 

 

EL700 QuickStart

Part 2 of 4

This video is the 2nd of a 4 part series describing how to quickly setup and operate an Electronica EL700 color LCD display. The EL700 is the most advanced digital readout display available, and can greatly simplify your DRO operations.

 

EL700 Buttons

Part 3 of 4

This video is the 3rd of a 4 part series on the Electronica EL700 color LCD digital readout display. This video describes what all of the buttons do, plus explores the setup menu.

 

Lathe Installation

Part 1 of 4

Covers how to quickly size a lathe, followed by a detailed explanation of the parts and pieces.

Lathe Installation

Part 2 of 4

Details how to install the Cross Slide Scale on an Electronica Magnetic DRO kit.

Lathe Installation

Part 3 of 4

Details how to install the Carriage Scale on an Electronica Magnetic DRO kit.

Lathe Installation

Part 4 of 4

Details how to install and setup an Electronica Magnetic DRO lathe display head.

Sizing a Lathe

This video describes how to accurately determine a lathes travel, for the subsequent fitting of a Digital Readout, or DRO.

Mill Installation

Part 1 of 4

Covers how to quickly size a mill, followed by a detailed explanation of the parts and pieces.

Mill Installation

Part 2 of 4

Details how to install the X axis scale on an Electronica Magnetic DRO kit.

Mill Installation

Part 3 of 4

Details how to install the Y axis scale on an Electronica Magnetic DRO kit. 

Mill Installation

Part 4 of 4

Details how to install and setup the display on an Electronica Magnetic DRO mill kit. 

'Power Off Memory'

(aka Ref Datum Memory)

 

This video training shows how to recover the zero point of your workpiece after a power loss or

the table is accidentally moved with power off.

 
ES10 Overview

This video training gives an excellent overview of the Easson ES10 digital readout. Display functions and setup parameters are covered.

 

Choosing Your Scales

This video training illustrates how to measure and choose scales for a digital readout. Attention is given to illustrate the different parts and mechanical limits of a digital scale.

 

'Line Hole Position' Function

This video training demonstrates the 'Line Hole Position' function. This capability is used to place a series of holes in a straight line, even when canted at an angle.

 

Bolt Hole Circle

This DRO PROS video training demonstrates the 'Bolt Hole' function of an Easson ES10-3M5 digital readout. Bolt Hole, or PCD (Pitch Circle Diameter) allows an operator to place a series of holes evenly around a central point.

 

Center Find Function

This video training illustrates the centerfind feature of an EASSON ES10 digital readout. Easily locate the center of your workpiece with the ES10!

 
Changing Scale Direction

Is your scale reading in the wrong direction? This video training illustrates how to reverse a digital scales 'read' direction.

 

ARC Function

This video describes how to perform the ARC function on an Easson digital readout.

SDM Function

This video describes how to perform the SDM or Sub Datum Memory function on an Easson digital readout.

Incline Function

This video describes how to perform the INCLINE function on an Easson digital readout.

Setup Mode

This video describes how to enter the parameters or setup mode of your digital readout and change the scale resolution, read direction, etc. on an Easson digital readout.

Intro Video

This intro video features an Easson digital readout in action on a benchtop milling machine.

 

Glass Scale Kits:

At DRO PROS, we only sell true five bearing glass scales with our readout kits, and with over 70 different size scales to choose from, we fit your machine right! For .0002" resolution scales up to 39.3" in capacity (models 100mm - 1000mm), the scales are included in the price of the kit and there is no surcharge. Simply tell us what size scale you'd like and we'll send the correct length scale. For scales greater than 40" capacity (our oversize scales), there is a small surcharge based on length when purchased with a kit.

 

Please refer to the chart below for more details:

Choose from the following scales:
Scale
Size
Rec'md
Scale Travel
mm/inches
Maximum
Travel
(Approx)
mm/inches
Overall
Scale Length
GS10
5 micron
0.0002" / .005mm
GS11
1 micron
0.00005" / .001mm
GS30
"SlimLine"
5 micron
0.0002" / .005mm
GS31
"SlimLine"
1 micron
0.00005" / .001mm
Model Cost w/kit Cost Alone Model Cost w/kit Cost Alone Model Cost w/kit Cost Alone Model Cost w/kit Cost Alone
100mm 100 / 3.9" 125 / 4.9" 9.9" GS10-100 Free $133 GS11-100 + $50 $183 GS30-100 Free $133 GS31-100 + $50 $183
150mm 150 / 5.9" 175 / 6.9" 11.9" GS10-150 Free $133 GS11-150 + $50 $183 GS30-150 Free $133 GS31-150 + $50 $183
200mm 200 / 7.8" 225 / 8.8" 13.8" GS10-200 Free $138 GS11-200 + $50 $188 GS30-200 Free $138 GS31-200 + $50 $188
250mm 250 / 9.8" 275 / 10.8" 15.8" GS10-250 Free $143 GS11-250 + $50 $193 GS30-250 Free $143 GS31-250 + $50 $193
300mm 300 / 11.8" 325 / 12.8" 17.8" GS10-300 Free $147 GS11-300 + $50 $197 GS30-300 Free $147 GS31-300 + $50 $197
350mm 350 / 13.7" 375 / 14.7" 19.7" GS10-350 Free $150 GS11-350 + $50 $200 GS30-350 Free $150 GS31-350 + $50 $200
400mm 400 / 15.7" 425 / 16.7" 21.7" GS10-400 Free $156 GS11-400 + $50 $206 GS30-400 Free $156 GS31-400 + $50 $206
450mm 450 / 17.7" 475 / 18.7" 23.7" GS10-450 Free $160 GS11-450 + $50 $210 GS30-450 Free $160 GS31-450 + $50 $210
500mm 500 / 19.6" 525 / 20.6" 25.6" GS10-500 Free $166 GS11-500 + $50 $216 GS30-500 Free $166 GS31-500 + $50 $216
550mm 550 / 21.6" 575 / 22.6" 27.6" GS10-550 Free $169 GS11-550 + $50 $219            
600mm 600 / 23.6" 625 / 24.6" 29.6" GS10-600 Free $179 GS11-600 + $50 $229            
650mm 650 / 25.5" 675 / 26.5" 31.5" GS10-650 Free $182 GS11-650 + $50 $232            
700mm 700 / 27.5" 725 / 28.5" 33.5" GS10-700 Free $187 GS11-700 + $50 $237            
750mm 750 / 29.5" 775 / 30.5" 35.5" GS10-750 Free $191 GS11-750 + $50 $241            
800mm 800 / 31.0" 825 / 32.0" 37.0" GS10-800 Free $197 GS11-800 + $50 $247            
850mm 850 / 33.4" 875 / 34.4" 39.4" GS10-850 Free $206 GS11-850 + $50 $256            
900mm 900 / 35.4" 925 / 36.4" 41.4" GS10-900 Free $226 GS11-900 + $50 $276            
950mm 950 / 37.4" 975 / 38.4" 43.4" GS10-950 Free $229 GS11-950 + $50 $279            
1000mm 1000 / 39.3" 1025 / 40.3" 45.3" GS10-1000 Free $292 GS11-1000 + $50 $342            
1100mm 1100 / 43.3" 1125 / 44.3" 49.3" GS10-1100 + $50 $340                  
1200mm 1200 / 47.2" 1225 / 48.2" 53.2" GS10-1200 + $50 $404                  

       

Click HERE to download a DRO PROS Scale Chart

 

Why does DRO PROS post their digital readout part prices online when other companies don't?

That's because if you were to find out what other companies are going to charge you for parts

when you need them, you might not buy their digital readout kit in the first place!

At DRO PROS, we're proud to show off our low part prices. 

Go DRO PROS!

 

 

Why should you buy from DRO PROS?

We speak English - We answer our phones - Same day shipping

Veteran owned, Veteran managed - and proud of it!

 

Our goal is to make customers for life. We feel that, in the long run, treating customers right will yield much more than simply "going for the sale". In accordance with that, we have attempted to pass on some ideas to help you, the customer, in completing your purchase decision:

 

Price. Probably the most talked about factor when buying a digital readout. Price can also be the most misleading, and perhaps worst way, to judge a digital readout kit. We've all heard the old adage, "You get what you pay for." Before the internet, it was true, price did generally correlate directly to value. But that was yesterdays economy. All resellers obtained their goods the same way, and therefore incurred the same costs. In today's economy, the market has changed drastically. At DRO PROS, we import and sell directly to you. Unlike our competitors, we do not have Western and Eastern sales divisions and multi layers of management to support. One location, one cost, and the savings get passed on to you!

 

Intuitiveness or "Ease of Use". Probably the most important, and hardest to determine factor when buying a readout. Think in terms of after the sale. Even if you get an absolute 'rock star' bottom line price that would make William Shatner proud, if the digital readout is not user friendly, you still didn't get a 'deal'. The whole point of getting a digital readout is to make your work easier and more enjoyable. If the digital readout is poorly designed, too complicated, if the display isn't bright enough, or in other words is 'user unfriendly', you'll regret your purchase decision every time you turn it on. It simply won't matter what you paid, it's not worth it!

 

Support. Most likely the second most important, and perhaps most overlooked factor when buying a digital readout. Imagine trying to reach a technician when you've bought a digital readout from an overseas reseller! Yet every day, people "save" $50 and buy products on eBay without stopping to think what will happen when they need service or tech support. Some digital readout resellers don't even publish a phone number! While our competitors continue to pare down or even totally eliminate their customer support, we continue to expand our Customer Service. Our Video Tutorials are the best in the industry, and are available free for you, our customers. Our tech help is the best in the business - our techs all know our readouts inside and out. Nobody knows digital readouts like DRO PROS!

 

Warranty. DRO PROS is proud to offer the industries safest, longest, 6 year warranty on all of our Electronica magnetic scale kits. All of our DRO PROS brand glass scale kits come with a full 3 year warranty, and our EASSON kits come standard with a 1 year warranty. DRO PROS brand warranty claims are handled directly by DRO PROS. No run-arounds, no hassle! Something not working as expected? Call us, don't get redirected overseas like the other guys!

 

Parts. Can you believe some resellers don't carry parts? That's right, buy from the "other guys", break a scale, and you get to replace the entire digital readout kit! Don't assume you can just go buy a different brand scale, either, because most manufacturers use different connectors on their scales. If that wasn't enough, even among those with a common connector, such as a DB9, most are hard wired differently. Finally, don't overlook the cost of parts. At DRO PROS, an 800mm replacement scale will cost you $197. A similar scale sold extensively by a European company will cost nearly $700! Finally, we have a massive inventory of parts, so rest easy - a replacement part is only a phone call away!

 

The Best Value. We literally search world-wide for the best value digital readout products on the planet. If there was a better digital readout package to be sold, we would be selling it. Yes, we've seen cheaper units on eBay, but there is a reason they're cheaper. Think poor quality, no parts, no manual, non-existent customer service, poor product fit/finish etc.

 

Customer Service. We pledge to never "over sell" you on a product that won't work well for you. Our philosophy is to try and save you money and get the best value kit tailored to the machinery you have. Many of our customers are surprised when we recommend against buying a more expensive brand. Again, our philosophy is to build customers for life. Give us a call and let us save you money!

 

Shipping. Most orders ship the same day, the next at the latest. We do not 'drop' ship, we have our own massive warehouse of inventory right here on site. We use UPS, you'll get a tracking number emailed to you immediately, and we cover all shipping insurance automatically.

 

The Company. DRO PROS is a veteran owned, American company. We enjoy selling quality products at competitive prices. We believe that  providing the best customer service is the key to success. No other company spends more time on the phone with customers than we do. Even in a down economy, our company continues to thrive and grow. We look forward to earning your business! 

 

The Bottom Line. Our line of digital readout's are simply the most user friendly readouts on the planet. Because of our direct marketing structure, they're also extremely affordable. Coupled with our extensive customer service and affordable parts, our Digital Readout products are simply the best value on the planet.

Shipping:

 

Domestic Shipping to the United States: All digital readout shipping is done via UPS for a flat rate of $43. You'll get a tracking number emailed direct to you from UPS, enabling you to track your shipment door to door! We cover insurance against any potential shipping damages, so no hidden fees here!

 

International Shipping to Canada: All of our DRO shipping is done via UPS. We charge a flat fee of $80.

 

International Shipping elsewhere: All of our DRO shipping is done via the United States Postal Service via a flat rate of $140.

 

 

3 Year Digital Readout Warranty on all DRO PROS brand glass scale kits!Industries Best 6 Year Warranty on all Magnetic Scale Kits!DRO PROS Industry Leading 6 Year Warranty!

 

Electronica magnetic kits = 6 year warranty

DRO PROS glass kits = 3 year warranty

EASSON glass kits = 1 year warranty

 

DRO PROS brand warranty claims are handled directly by DRO PROS.
No run-arounds, no hassle!

 

At DRO PROS, we take care of our customers. Have an issue or need some help? Let us take care of it with a toll-free call to California!

 

Call us now TOLL FREE at 1-855-DRO-PROS

 

We accept credit cards, checks and money order for payment

 


 

Professional Digital Readout kit packages start at only $499!

 

Call Toll Free now at 1-855-DRO-PROS for all your digital readout needs!

 

DRO PROS

4992 Allison Parkway Suite G

Vacaville, CA 95688 US

Phone: 877-628-6028

Website: http://www.dropros.com

 

(877) 628-6028     (855) DRO-PROS     (707) 452-8437     (707) 452-8434

Our Kit and Part Prices always beat Heidenhain Newall Acurite Sargon & Fagor!

 

Why should you buy from DRO PROS?

We speak English - We answer our phones - Same day shipping

Veteran owned, Veteran managed - and proud of it!

 

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