Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near NORTH SAN JUAN CA

In general, 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. According to GlockCNC.com, they could sell you the lathe complete with all their. Firstly, let’s 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 utilizes a much thicker chuck of aluminum without a”air gap” between the headstock and the mattress. This allows for better energy managing from vibration. Next, 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 OEM looks almost wimpy by comparison. The GlockCNC casing has far more metal in it and allows for much 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 us talk about those spindles for a watchmakers lathe. This makes perfect sense because all 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 into a machine similar to a Swiss quality lathe. That changed over the last few decades. A small company in Michigan called GlockCNC.com now makes smartly done upgrades. Two upgrades in particular. First, they’ve made there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Is this good news for the watchmakers and clockmakers? Their normal spindle has a 30mm OD and they shrink fit the bearings to the spindle.

For those in NORTH SAN JUAN, CA They offer ER25, ER32, ER40 as well as the huge ER50 collet chuck spindles. The through hole is from .30″ to .89″, depending upon which ER spindle arbor you select. I’d suspect that most watch makers will use the ER25 or ER32. This allows for very precision workpiece. 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. Of course, when you work piece isn’t 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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