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Old 12-06-2018, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Ironman View Post
Ok, let's kick the football into the herd of cows
What is everyone's opinion of the electronic edge finders?
Not sure if a Renishaw probe qualifies as an edge finder or not. But they aren't all that durable on a Monday morning before the coffee kicks in. But they're readily available for $3,500. or so.

Fisher Machine has some nice edge finders. Available from various sources. Made in USA by a family company. I bought one some years ago direct from the company and requested a catalog. It came with a hand-written note from the (second-generation) owner. They also make sine bars and Pee-Dee wires.

The Herman Schmidt edge finders were highly regarded, but the semi-retired guy who made them finally retired some years ago (I called ...). They considered outsourcing them, possibly including Fisher, but stopped selling them. Schmidt makes high $ stuff. They have a nice little machinist vise (Length: 2 7⁄8” x Width: 1 1⁄2” x Height: 1 1⁄4”) for $500 or so. They used to have a matched set of six 1x2x3 blocks for about $900.
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