Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near PENNGROVE CA

In general, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect setup. Plus, the price is much better than a Swiss machine. I can’t foresee a watchmaker needing more than the 750 watt model. According to GlockCNC.com, they can 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 similar to a Swiss quality lathe. That changed over the last few years. A small business in Michigan known as GlockCNC.com now makes smartly done upgrades. Two upgrades in particular. First, they have made there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Is this good news for the watchmaker and clockmakers? Firstly, let us look at the meaty headstock and how it attaches to the lathe. Typically, 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 next to the GlockCNC headstock, you instantly seem the difference. The GlockCNC casing has a lot more metal inside and allows for bigger 62mm OD bearing. This allows for a larger spindle to be utilized. 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 typical spindle includes a OD and they shrink fit the bearings into 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 select. I would suspect that most watch makers will use the ER25 or ER32. This allows for very precision workpiece. Additionally, the collets are available anywhere. GlockCNC offers .0002″ TIR collets (that is about as accurate as you will get). In addition to that, they also have adjustable ER nuts to dial out any residual runout. Of course, when you work piece isn’t straight, then it’ll 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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