Taig Micro Mill DRO Z-axis Scale
Last updated on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 04:18:55 PM Mountain US Time Zone


Scale & Brackets, Cable

This DRO modification has been removed for the CNC conversion
but the information has been retained for reference.

Scale & Brackets

Simple L-bracket used for linkage. Drilled &
tapped the column for 10-32 button-head screws.

Detail of the older style SPC socket on a horizontal
scale (
manual). The newer models have an
improved (enclosed) receptacle.


Rubber washers on the scale linkages allow a little
floating to reduce the strain on the transducers.

The RF-25 mill's free-floating Z-axis design works
so well that now all of my mill & lathe scales

are attached at only one end while the other end
remains captured but loosened to allow floating.

This approach greatly reduces minor out of alignment
induced stress on the transducer. This

design also helps to reduce DRO jitter as does a clean,
deburred transducer with NR capacitors.

Spiral cable wrap for protection.

Scale & Brackets, Cable