Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near AVONDALE AL
In general, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect installation. Plus, the price is much better than a Swiss machine. I can not foresee a watchmaker needing over the 750 watt model. According to GlockCNC.com, they could sell you the lathe complete with all their. This makes perfect sense because those gears are pounding against each other and still need to keep accurate time.
When precision of your lathe cuts to down, so does everything else. Until now, there weren’t a lot of options to turn a Taig into a machine much like a quality lathe. That’s all changed over the last few years. A small company in Michigan called GlockCNC.com currently makes strategically done upgrades. Two upgrades in particular. First, they’ve produced there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Why is this great news for the watchmaker and clockmakers? Normally, the OEM Taig lathe uses a very tiny dovetail system for it’s headstock. GlockCNC.com utilizes a much thicker chuck of aluminum with no”air gap” between the headstock and the mattress. This allows for better energy handling from vibration. Then let’s look at the headstock itself. If you put the OEM headstock right next to the GlockCNC headstock, you instantly seem the difference. The OEM looks almost wimpy by comparison. The GlockCNC casing has a metal in it and allows for bigger OD bearing. This, then, allows for a larger spindle to be used. Let’s talk about these spindles for a watchmakers lathe.
Their spindle includes a 30mm OD and they shrink fit the bearings to the spindle. They offer ER25, ER32, ER40 as well as the huge ER50 collet chuck spindles. The through hole is from .30″ to .89″, depending upon which ER spindle arbor you choose. I’d suspect that many watch makers will be using the ER25 or ER32. This allows for very precision workpiece. Plus, the collets can be found anywhere. GlockCNC offers .0002″ TIR collets (which is about as accurate as you’ll get). On top of that, they also have adjustable ER nuts to dial out any remaining runout. Of course, if you work piece isn’t straight, then it’ll make it a challenge to dial out the runout.