Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near LOS ALAMITOS CA

In general, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect installation. Additionally, the price is far better than a Swiss machine. Next they offer two brushless motor options; 750 watt and 1200 watt. I can’t foresee a watchmaker needing over the 750 watt model. According to GlockCNC.com, they could sell you the lathe complete with their. 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 great deal of options to turn a Taig to a machine much like a Swiss quality lathe. That’s all changed over the last few decades. A small company in Michigan known as GlockCNC.com currently makes strategically done updates. 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? 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 place the OEM headstock right next to the GlockCNC headstock, you instantly seem the difference. The GlockCNC casing has far more metal in it and allows for much bigger 62mm OD bearing. This, then, allows for a larger spindle to be utilized. The fact of the matter is, that, more spindle mass equals better vibration dampening. Let’s talk about those spindles for a watchmakers lathe.

Their typical spindle has a OD and they shrink fit the bearings to the spindle. They offer ER25, ER32, ER40 as well as the enormous ER50 collet chuck spindles. The through hole is from .30″ to .89″, determined by which ER spindle arbor you choose. I would suspect that most 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 accurate as you will get). On top of that, they also have adjustable ER nuts to dial out any remaining runout. Of course, if you work piece isn’t straight, then it will make it a challenge to dial out the runout.

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