A few months ago my Grizzly G0619 Z-axis quill digital readout stopped working. It read erratically to begin with, then wouldn’t turn on at all. The simple solution is change the battery (a LR44), as illustrated in the animated GIF to the right.
I suspected it had a battery powering this DRO, but thought I had to take the main cover off somehow. Anyway, it’s quite simple – just slide the battery cover to the right as illustrated. Maybe I’m the only one that didn’t get it, but hopefully this will save someone some time.
One of these batteries costs around $6 at Radio Shack, but fortunately I happened to look around the Dollar tree next door and found a window alarm with three of them for $1! To Radio Shack’s credit, they accepted the return politely. Alternatively, a quick search of Amazon revealed this 10-pack of LR44 batteries for $1.70 plus free shipping! If you need something now, “the Shack” is there, but it might be time for them to update some pricing…
I plan to write more about this mill, but if you want to check it out, here it is from Amazon. Weird I haven’t done some sort of review of it yet, since I’ve done a ton of articles on my CNC router and several involving my manual lathe. Also, here’s how I made the animated GIF at the top of the page!
Quick post, but it may save someone some trouble!