Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near LEMOORE NAVAL AIR STATION CA

In general, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect setup. Additionally, 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 their. Firstly, let us look at the meaty headstock and how it attaches to the lathe. 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 mattress. 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 immediately seem the difference. The GlockCNC casing has a metal inside and allows for bigger OD bearing. This, in turn, allows for a larger spindle to be utilized. Let’s talk about those spindles for a watchmakers lathe. 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 to down, so does everything else. Until now, there weren’t a great deal of options to turn a Taig to a machine much like a quality lathe. That changed over the last few decades. A small business in Michigan called GlockCNC.com now makes smartly done upgrades. Two upgrades specifically. First, they have produced there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Why is this good news for the watchmakers and clockmakers? Their normal spindle has a 30mm OD and they shrink fit the bearings to the spindle.

For those in LEMOORE NAVAL AIR STATION, CA They offer ER25, ER32, ER40 and even 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 gripping. Additionally, the collets can be found anywhere. GlockCNC offers .0002″ TIR collets (that is about as precise as you’ll get). On top of 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.