Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near LOS ALTOS 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. 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 bed. This allows for better energy handling from vibration. Then let’s look at the headstock itself. If you put the OEM headstock right alongside the GlockCNC headstock, you immediately seem the difference. The OEM looks almost wimpy by comparison. 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. Let’s talk about these 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 precision of your lathe cuts down, so does everything else. Until now, there weren’t a great deal of options to turn a Taig into a machine similar to a quality lathe. That is all changed over the last few decades. A small business in Michigan called GlockCNC.com now makes smartly done updates. Two upgrades in particular. First, they’ve made there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Why is this great news for the watchmakers and clockmakers? Their spindle has a 30mm OD and they shrink fit the bearings into the spindle.

For those in LOS ALTOS, CA They offer ER25, ER32, ER40 and even the huge ER50 collet chuck spindles. The through hole is from .30″ to .89″, determined by which ER spindle arbor you select. I’d suspect that most watch makers will be using the ER25 or ER32. This allows for very precision workpiece. Additionally, the collets can be found anywhere. GlockCNC offers .0002″ TIR collets (that is about as accurate 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 isn’t straight, then it will make it a challenge to dial out the runout.

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