Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near MOUNT HAMILTON CA

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

Next they offer two brushless motor options; 750 watt and 1200 watt. I can not foresee a watchmaker needing over the 750 watt model. According to GlockCNC.com, they can sell you the lathe complete with all their. Typically, 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 handling from vibration. Let’s look at the headstock itself. If you place the OEM headstock right alongside the GlockCNC headstock, you immediately seem the difference. The OEM looks almost wimpy by comparison. The GlockCNC casing has a metal inside and allows for bigger OD bearing. This allows for a larger spindle to be used. The simple 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 those gears are pounding against each other and still need to 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 quality lathe. That is all changed over the last few years. A small business in Michigan known as GlockCNC.com currently makes strategically done upgrades. Two upgrades specifically. First, they have made there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Is this good news for the watchmakers and clockmakers? Their normal spindle includes a 30mm OD and they shrink fit the bearings.

For those in MOUNT HAMILTON, CA They offer ER25, ER32, ER40 as well as the enormous ER50 collet chuck spindles. The through hole is from .30″ to .89″, depending upon which ER spindle arbor you choose. I would 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 (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, when you work piece is not 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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