Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near MOUNTAIN RANCH 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. In accordance with GlockCNC.com, they could sell you the lathe complete with 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 into a machine much like a quality lathe. That’s all changed over the last few years. A small company in Michigan known as GlockCNC.com now makes smartly done upgrades. Two upgrades specifically. First, they’ve made there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Is this good 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 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 mattress. This allows for better energy managing from vibration. Then 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 far more metal in it and allows for much bigger OD bearing. This, then, 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.

Their spindle has a 30mm OD and they shrink fit the bearings. They offer ER25, ER32, ER40 and even the enormous ER50 collet chuck spindles. The through hole is from .30″ to .89″, determined by which ER spindle arbor you choose. I would suspect that many watch makers will be using the ER25 or ER32. This allows for very precision workpiece. Plus, the collets can be found 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 residual 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 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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