Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near PIEDMONT CA

In general, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect setup. Plus, the price is much 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. 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 mattress. This allows for better energy managing from vibration. Let’s look at the headstock itself. If you put the OEM headstock right alongside 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 bigger OD bearing. This allows for a larger spindle to be utilized. Let’s 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 great deal of options to turn a Taig to a machine similar to a Swiss quality lathe. That changed over the past few decades. A small business in Michigan known as GlockCNC.com currently makes strategically done updates. 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 to the spindle.

For those in PIEDMONT, CA 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 be using the ER25 or ER32. This allows for very precision workpiece gripping. Additionally, the collets are available anywhere. GlockCNC offers .0002″ TIR collets (that 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, if you work piece is not straight, then it will make it a challenge to dial out the runout. But, what can be done is make your cut, turn the piece around then use the adjustable nut to dial out the TIR.

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