Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near OAK VIEW CA

In general, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect setup. Plus, the price is far 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 all their. Watchmakers like precision. 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 great deal of options to turn a Taig to a machine much like a Swiss quality lathe. That’s all changed over the past few years. A small business in Michigan known as GlockCNC.com currently makes strategically done upgrades. Two upgrades in particular. To begin with, they have made there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. 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 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 much bigger OD bearing. This, then, allows for a larger spindle to be utilized. Let’s talk about these spindles for a watchmakers lathe.

Their typical spindle has a 30mm OD and they shrink fit the bearings to the spindle. They offer ER25, ER32, ER40 as well as the enormous ER50 collet chuck spindles. The through hole is from .30″ to .89″, determined by which ER spindle arbor you choose. I’d suspect that many watch makers will use the ER25 or ER32. This allows for very precision workpiece. Additionally, 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. Needless to say, when you work piece is not straight, then it will make it a challenge to dial out the runout.

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