Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near HOOPER BAY AK
All in all, for the watchmaker near HOOPER BAY AK, they offer the perfect setup. Plus, the price is far better than a Swiss machine. Next they offer two brushless motor options; 750 watt and 1200 watt. I can’t foresee a watchmaker needing over the 750 watt model. According to GlockCNC.com, they could sell you the lathe complete with their. This makes perfect sense because all those gears are pounding against each other and still must keep accurate time. When accuracy of your lathe cuts down, so does everything else. Until now, there weren’t a lot of options to turn a Taig into a machine much like a Swiss quality lathe. That changed over the last few years. A small business in Michigan called GlockCNC.com now makes smartly done upgrades.
Two upgrades specifically. To begin with, they’ve made there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Is this good news for the watchmakers and clockmakers? Normally, the OEM Taig lathe uses a really tiny dovetail system for it’s headstock. GlockCNC.com uses a much thicker chuck of aluminum without a”air gap” between the headstock and the bed. This allows for better energy managing from vibration. Let’s look at the headstock itself. If you put the OEM headstock right alongside the GlockCNC headstock, you instantly seem the difference. The OEM looks almost wimpy by comparison. The GlockCNC casing has far more metal inside and allows for bigger OD bearing. This, then, allows for a larger spindle to be used. Let us talk about those spindles for a watchmakers lathe.
Their spindle includes a 30mm OD and they shrink fit the bearings into the spindle. They offer ER25, ER32, ER40 as well as the enormous ER50 collet chuck spindles. The through hole is from .30″ to .89″, determined by which ER spindle arbor you select. I’d suspect that most watch makers will use the ER25 or ER32. This allows for very precision workpiece. Plus, the collets can be found anywhere. GlockCNC offers .0002″ TIR collets (that is about as accurate as you will get). On top of that, they also have adjustable ER nuts to dial out any residual runout. Needless to say, when you work piece isn’t straight, then it will make it a challenge to dial out the runout. But, what could be done is make your cut, turn the piece around then use the adjustable nut to dial out the TIR.