Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near MERCED CA

All in all, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect setup. Plus, the price is much better than a Swiss machine. Next they offer two brushless motor options; 750 watt and 1200 watt. I can’t foresee a watchmaker needing more than the 750 watt model. According to GlockCNC.com, they can sell you the lathe complete with all their. Watchmakers like precision. This makes perfect sense because 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 called GlockCNC.com currently makes strategically done upgrades. Two upgrades in particular. First, they have made there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Is this great news for the watchmaker and clockmakers? Firstly, let us look at the meaty headstock and how it attaches to the lathe. Typically, the OEM Taig lathe uses a really 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 managing from vibration. Then let’s look at the headstock itself. If you put the OEM headstock right next to the GlockCNC headstock, you immediately seem the difference. The GlockCNC casing has a metal in it and allows for bigger OD bearing. This, in turn, allows for a larger spindle to be utilized. Let us talk about those spindles for a watchmakers lathe.

Their typical spindle includes a 30mm OD and they shrink fit the bearings into the spindle. 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 choose. I’d suspect that many watch makers will be using the ER25 or ER32. This allows for very precision workpiece. Plus, the collets are available 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. Needless to say, if you work piece is not 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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