Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near PINEDALE CA

All in all, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect setup. Additionally, the price is much better than a Swiss machine. I can not foresee a watchmaker needing more than the 750 watt model. According to GlockCNC.com, they can sell you the lathe complete with their. This makes perfect sense because all those gears are pounding against each other and still must keep accurate time.

When precision of your lathe cuts down, so does everything else. Until now, there weren’t a lot of options to turn a Taig to a machine much like a Swiss quality lathe. That changed over the past few decades. A small business in Michigan called GlockCNC.com now makes smartly done upgrades. Two upgrades specifically. First, they have produced there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Why is this great news for the watchmaker and clockmakers? 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 uses 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 place the OEM headstock right next to the GlockCNC headstock, you immediately seem the difference. The OEM looks almost wimpy by comparison. The GlockCNC casing has a lot more metal in it and allows for much bigger 62mm OD bearing. This allows for a larger spindle to be utilized. Let’s talk about those spindles for a watchmakers lathe.

Their spindle includes 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″, depending upon which ER spindle arbor you choose. I’d suspect that most watch makers will be using the ER25 or ER32. This allows for very precision workpiece gripping. Additionally, the collets can be found anywhere. GlockCNC offers .0002″ TIR collets (which is about as accurate as you’ll get). In addition to that, they also have adjustable ER nuts to dial out any remaining 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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