Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near NORTHSTAR CA

All in all, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect setup. Additionally, the price is far better than a Swiss machine. 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 all those gears are pounding against each other and still need to keep accurate time.

When precision 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 much like a Swiss quality lathe. That’s all changed over the past few years. A small business in Michigan called 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? 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. Next, let’s look at the headstock itself. If you put the OEM headstock right alongside the GlockCNC headstock, you immediately seem the difference. The GlockCNC casing has a lot more 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 us talk about those spindles for a watchmakers lathe.

Their spindle includes a 30mm 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’d suspect that many watch makers will use the ER25 or ER32. This allows for very precision workpiece gripping. Plus, the collets are available anywhere. GlockCNC offers .0002″ TIR collets (that is about as precise as you will get). In addition to that, they also have adjustable ER nuts to dial out any remaining runout. Needless to say, if you work piece isn’t 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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