star probe.. which one to get?

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  • star probe.. which one to get?

    Good morning.

    I am in need to get a star probe for one of our parts. I was looking through the renishaw book and other star probe threads and realize that they come in 2 versions. Which version should I get? The star styli (fixed) or the 5 way stylus centers and add stylus? i read in another thread that the fixed is harder to square up because the tips are not able to rotate.

    Thanks.
    Starrett 4040-24
    Renishaw PH10M head
    Renishaw TP200
    PC-DMIS CAD++ 4.2!!! crashed my probe into the table
    Moving on to 4.2mr1

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    I'd get the 5 way. That way you can create different types as needed.
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    • #3
      Agree with John.

      Get two, so you have a spare one.
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      • #4
        I would go with 3 of them. If one gets trashed you will be on pins and needles until the replacement comes in. I don't believe the 5 way post and body are that expensive
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