Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near OAKLAND CA

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

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 all their. Firstly, let’s look at the meaty headstock and how it attaches to the lathe. Typically, the OEM Taig lathe uses a really 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 mattress. 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 in it and allows for much bigger OD bearing. This allows for a larger spindle to be used. Let us talk about these spindles for a watchmakers lathe. 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 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 excellent lathe. That changed over the past few years. A small company in Michigan known as GlockCNC.com now makes smartly done upgrades. Two upgrades in particular. First, they’ve made there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Is this great news for the watchmakers and clockmakers? Their spindle includes a 30mm OD and they shrink fit the bearings into the spindle.

For those in OAKLAND, 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 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 (that is about as accurate as you will get). On top of 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 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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