Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near OAK RUN CA
In general, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect installation. Plus, the price is far better than a Swiss machine. Next they offer two brushless motor options; 750 watt and 1200 watt. I can not foresee a watchmaker needing more than the 750 watt model. According to GlockCNC.com, they could sell you the lathe complete with their. 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 to 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 is all changed over the past few decades. A small business in Michigan called GlockCNC.com currently makes strategically done upgrades. Two upgrades specifically. First, they’ve produced there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. 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 without a”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 put the OEM headstock right next to the GlockCNC headstock, you instantly seem the difference. The OEM looks almost wimpy by comparison. The GlockCNC casing has far more metal inside 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’s talk about those spindles for a watchmakers lathe.
Their typical spindle includes a 30mm OD and they shrink fit the bearings. They offer ER25, ER32, ER40 as well as the enormous ER50 collet chuck spindles. The through hole is from .30″ to .89″, depending upon 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 precise as you’ll get). On top of that, they also have adjustable ER nuts to dial out any residual runout. Of course, when you work piece is not 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.