Popular Post gee-dub Posted March 21 Popular Post Report Share Posted March 21 I have run a Wixey DRO for my tablesaw fence since around 2005. A decade or so ago I started the habit of writing the date on a new battery for certain tools like my various DRO's. The tablesaw DRO display started acting funky. I removed the battery (without really looking at it) and left out for about 10 minutes and then put it back in. This is sort of like the three-finger-salute for Windows users and cures many ills with these devices. The device began working again and all was well until a little while ago. The poor thing wouldn't turn on at all. I was sure I had just changed the battery a few months ago (you can see where this is going) . . . I started thinking "Well, this unit is so old. Maybe if I email Barry; he will tell me what to do. Maybe I should just buy a new one. Etc.". I opened the battery compartment and had to do a double take. The battery was dated 10/21. Now, I use this thing a dozen times a day nearly every day. The battery usually lasts about 6 to 9 months. Thank goodness I write the date on the batteries. Once I got over my surprise and realized how long it had been in service I swapped the battery and got back to work. Just thought I would share 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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