Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near FRANKLIN AL

All in all, for the watch maker, 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 not foresee a watchmaker needing more than the 750 watt model. According to GlockCNC.com, they could sell you the lathe complete with their. Normally, the OEM Taig lathe uses a really 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. Let’s look at the headstock itself. If you put the OEM headstock right next to the GlockCNC headstock, you immediately seem the difference. The GlockCNC casing has a lot more metal in it and allows for bigger OD bearing. This, then, allows for a larger spindle to be used. The simple fact of the matter is, that, more spindle mass equals better vibration dampening. Let’s talk about those spindles for a watchmakers lathe. Watchmakers like precision. 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 down, so does everything else. Until now, there weren’t a lot of options to turn a Taig to a machine similar to a Swiss quality lathe. That changed over the last few decades. A small company in Michigan called GlockCNC.com currently makes strategically done upgrades. Two upgrades specifically. To begin with, they’ve produced there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Why is this great news for the watchmakers and clockmakers? Their normal spindle includes a OD and they shrink fit the bearings.

For those in FRANKLIN, AL They offer ER25, ER32, ER40 as well as the enormous ER50 collet chuck spindles. The through hole is from .30″ to .89″, depending upon which ER spindle arbor you choose. I would suspect that many watch makers will be using the ER25 or ER32. This allows for very precision workpiece. Additionally, the collets are available anywhere. GlockCNC offers .0002″ TIR collets (that is about as precise as you will get). In addition to that, they also have adjustable ER nuts to dial out any residual runout. Of course, if you work piece isn’t straight, then it’ll 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.

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