Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near PASADENA CA

All in all, 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. According to GlockCNC.com, they could sell you the lathe complete with all their. Watchmakers like precision. 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 great deal of options to turn a Taig into a machine much like a Swiss excellent lathe. That changed over the last few decades. A small company in Michigan known as GlockCNC.com now makes smartly done upgrades. Two upgrades specifically. To begin with, they’ve made there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Is this great news for the watchmaker and clockmakers? Firstly, let us look at the meaty headstock and how it attaches to the lathe. Normally, the OEM Taig lathe uses a very 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 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 a lot more metal in it and allows for bigger 62mm OD bearing. This, in turn, allows for a larger spindle to be used. The simple fact of the matter is, that, more spindle mass equals better vibration dampening. Let’s talk about these spindles for a watchmakers lathe.

Their spindle includes a 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 choose. I would suspect that most 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’ll get). In addition to that, they also have adjustable ER nuts to dial out any remaining 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.

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