Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near MALIBU CA

All in all, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect setup. Plus, 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 all their. 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 managing 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 OEM looks almost wimpy by comparison. The GlockCNC casing has a lot more metal in it and allows for much bigger 62mm OD bearing. This 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 need to 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 is all 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 produced there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Is this great news for the watchmakers and clockmakers? Their normal spindle has a OD and they shrink fit the bearings to the spindle.

For those in MALIBU, 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 use the ER25 or ER32. This allows for very precision workpiece. Plus, 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 residual 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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