Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near CLOVERDALE AL

All in all, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect setup. Plus, the price is much better than a Swiss machine.

I can’t foresee a watchmaker needing more than the 750 watt model. According to GlockCNC.com, they can sell you the lathe complete with all their. Firstly, let’s look at the meaty headstock and how it attaches to the lathe. Normally, the OEM Taig lathe uses a very 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 handling from vibration. 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 us talk about those spindles for a watchmakers lathe. 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 to a machine much like a Swiss excellent lathe. That’s all changed over the last few years. A small company in Michigan known as GlockCNC.com now makes smartly done upgrades. Two upgrades specifically. To begin with, they have made there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Why is this good news for the watchmakers and clockmakers? Their normal spindle includes a 30mm OD and they shrink fit the bearings.

For those in CLOVERDALE, AL They offer ER25, ER32, ER40 and even 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 many watch makers will use 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 accurate as you’ll get). In addition to that, they also have adjustable ER nuts to dial out any remaining runout. Needless to say, if you work piece isn’t straight, then it’ll 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.

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