Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near PIRU CA
All in all, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect installation. Plus, the price is much better than a Swiss machine.
Next they offer two brushless motor options; 750 watt and 1200 watt. I can’t foresee a watchmaker needing over the 750 watt model. According to GlockCNC.com, they can 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 handling from vibration. Next, let’s look at the headstock itself. If you place the OEM headstock right alongside the GlockCNC headstock, you instantly seem the difference. The OEM looks almost wimpy by comparison. The GlockCNC casing has a metal in it and allows for much bigger 62mm OD bearing. This, in turn, allows for a larger spindle to be used. The fact of the matter is, that, more spindle mass equals better vibration dampening. Let’s talk about these spindles for a watchmakers lathe. 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 to a machine similar to a Swiss quality lathe. That’s all changed over the past few years. A small business in Michigan called GlockCNC.com currently makes strategically done upgrades. Two upgrades in particular. To begin with, they’ve produced there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Is this good news for the watchmakers and clockmakers? Their normal spindle has a 30mm OD and they shrink fit the bearings to the spindle.
For those in PIRU, CA 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 would suspect that many watch makers will be using the ER25 or ER32. This allows for very precision workpiece gripping. 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. Of course, when you work piece isn’t straight, then it will make it a challenge to dial out the runout.
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