Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near MEADOW VISTA CA

All in all, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect setup. Plus, the price is far better than a Swiss machine.

I can not foresee a watchmaker needing more than the 750 watt model. According to GlockCNC.com, they can sell you the lathe complete with their. Firstly, let us look at the meaty headstock and how it attaches to the lathe. Normally, the OEM Taig lathe uses a very 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. Let’s look at the headstock itself. If you put the OEM headstock right next to the GlockCNC headstock, you instantly seem the difference. The GlockCNC casing has a metal inside and allows for much bigger 62mm OD bearing. This, in turn, allows for a larger spindle to be used. Let us talk about those 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 to down, so does everything else. Until now, there weren’t a lot of options to turn a Taig to a machine much like a Swiss quality lathe. That’s all changed over the past few years. A small company in Michigan called GlockCNC.com now makes smartly done upgrades. Two upgrades in particular. To begin with, they’ve produced there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Is this good news for the watchmakers and clockmakers? Their spindle includes a 30mm OD and they shrink fit the bearings.

For those in MEADOW VISTA, CA 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’ll get). In addition to that, they also have adjustable ER nuts to dial out any remaining runout. Needless to say, if you work piece isn’t straight, then it’ll 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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