Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near NEVADA CITY 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 over the 750 watt model. According to GlockCNC.com, they could sell you the lathe complete with all their. This makes perfect sense because those gears are pounding against each other and still must keep accurate time.

When precision 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 similar to a Swiss quality lathe. That is all changed over the past few years. A small company in Michigan known as GlockCNC.com now makes smartly done updates. Two upgrades specifically. To begin with, they’ve made there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Why is this great news for the watchmaker and clockmakers? Normally, the OEM Taig lathe uses a very tiny dovetail system for it’s headstock. GlockCNC.com utilizes 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 place the OEM headstock right next to the GlockCNC headstock, you instantly seem the difference. The GlockCNC casing has a metal in it and allows for much bigger 62mm 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 us talk about these spindles for a watchmakers lathe.

Their spindle includes a OD and they shrink fit the bearings. 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 select. I would suspect that many 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 will get). In addition to that, they also have adjustable ER nuts to dial out any remaining runout. Needless to say, when you work piece is not straight, then it’ll make it a challenge to dial out the runout.

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