Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near NOYO CA

All in all, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect installation. Plus, the price is much better than a Swiss machine.

I can’t foresee a watchmaker needing over the 750 watt model. In accordance with GlockCNC.com, they can sell you the lathe complete with their. 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 bed. This allows for better energy managing from vibration. 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 GlockCNC casing has a metal in it and allows for bigger 62mm OD bearing. This, in turn, allows for a larger spindle to be used. Let us 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 down, so does everything else. Until now, there weren’t a lot of options to turn a Taig into a machine similar to a quality lathe. That changed over the past few decades. A small company in Michigan called GlockCNC.com now makes smartly done upgrades. Two upgrades specifically. To begin with, they’ve made there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Why is this good news for the watchmakers and clockmakers? Their typical spindle includes a 30mm OD and they shrink fit the bearings to the spindle.

For those in NOYO, CA 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 select. I would suspect that most watch makers will be using the ER25 or ER32. This allows for very precision workpiece. Plus, the collets are available anywhere. GlockCNC offers .0002″ TIR collets (which is about as accurate as you’ll get). On top of 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 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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