Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near METLER VALLEY CA

In general, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect setup. Additionally, the price is much better than a Swiss machine.

I can’t foresee a watchmaker needing over the 750 watt model. According to GlockCNC.com, they can 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 bed. 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 metal in it and allows for much bigger OD bearing. This allows for a larger spindle to be used. The fact of the matter is, that, more spindle mass equals better vibration dampening. 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 accuracy of your lathe cuts down, so does everything else. Until now, there weren’t a lot of options to turn a Taig into a machine similar to a excellent lathe. That is all changed over the past few decades. A small business in Michigan known as GlockCNC.com now makes smartly done upgrades. Two upgrades in particular. First, they’ve produced there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Why is this great news for the watchmakers and clockmakers? Their normal spindle has a OD and they shrink fit the bearings.

For those in METLER VALLEY, 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 choose. I’d suspect that most watch makers will use the ER25 or ER32. This allows for very precision workpiece gripping. Additionally, the collets are available anywhere. GlockCNC offers .0002″ TIR collets (which is about as accurate 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 is not straight, then it will make it a challenge to dial out the runout. But, what can be done is make your cut, turn the piece around then use the adjustable nut to dial out the TIR.

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