Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near BANKS AL
In general, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect setup. Plus, the price is far 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 their. This makes perfect sense because all 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 great deal of options to turn a Taig to a machine similar to a quality lathe. That changed over the past few decades. A small business in Michigan known as GlockCNC.com now makes smartly done upgrades. Two upgrades specifically. First, they have produced there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Is this good news for the watchmaker and clockmakers? Normally, the OEM Taig lathe uses a very tiny dovetail system for it’s headstock. GlockCNC.com uses a much thicker chuck of aluminum with no”air gap” between the headstock and the bed. This allows for better energy handling from vibration. Next, let’s look at the headstock itself. If you place the OEM headstock right next to the GlockCNC headstock, you instantly seem the difference. The GlockCNC casing has a metal in it and allows for much bigger 62mm OD bearing. This, then, allows for a larger spindle to be utilized. The fact of the matter is, that, more spindle mass equals better vibration dampening. Let us talk about those spindles for a watchmakers lathe.
Their spindle includes a 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″, determined by which ER spindle arbor you select. I’d suspect that most watch makers will be using the ER25 or ER32. This allows for very precision workpiece gripping. Plus, the collets are available anywhere. GlockCNC offers .0002″ TIR collets (which is about as precise as you will get). In addition to that, they also have adjustable ER nuts to dial out any remaining runout. Of course, when you work piece is not straight, then it will make it a challenge to dial out the runout. But, what can be done is make your cut, turn the piece around then use the adjustable nut to dial out the TIR.