Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near LOMPOC CA

In general, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect installation. Plus, the price is far 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. Typically, the OEM Taig lathe uses a really tiny dovetail system for it’s headstock. GlockCNC.com utilizes 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 place the OEM headstock right alongside 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 bigger OD bearing. This allows for a larger spindle to be utilized. Let’s talk about these spindles for a watchmakers lathe. Watchmakers like precision. This makes perfect sense because 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 quality lathe. That changed over the past few years. A small company in Michigan known as GlockCNC.com currently makes strategically done upgrades. Two upgrades specifically. First, they’ve made there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Why is this good news for the watchmakers and clockmakers? Their typical spindle includes a 30mm OD and they shrink fit the bearings.

For those in LOMPOC, CA 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 select. I’d suspect that many watch makers will use the ER25 or ER32. This allows for very precision workpiece gripping. Additionally, the collets can be found 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. Of course, when you work piece isn’t straight, then it will 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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