Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near LEWISTON CA

In general, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect installation. 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 could sell you the lathe complete with all their. 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 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’s all changed over the last few years. A small company in Michigan called GlockCNC.com now makes smartly done upgrades. Two upgrades in particular. First, they’ve made there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Why is this good news for the watchmaker and clockmakers? Typically, the OEM Taig lathe uses a really 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 managing from vibration. Then 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 OEM looks almost wimpy by comparison. The GlockCNC casing has a lot more metal inside and allows for much bigger 62mm OD bearing. This allows for a larger spindle to be used. Let us talk about these spindles for a watchmakers lathe.

Their normal spindle has 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″, depending upon 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 can be found 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. Needless to say, if you work piece isn’t straight, then it will make it a challenge to dial out the runout.

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