Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near PLEASANTON CA
All in all, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect installation. Additionally, the price is much better than a Swiss machine. I can not foresee a watchmaker needing over 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 those gears are pounding against each other and still need to keep accurate time.
When accuracy of your lathe cuts down, so does everything else. Until now, there weren’t a lot of options to turn a Taig into a machine similar to a quality lathe. That’s all changed over the last few decades. A small company 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 great news for the watchmaker and clockmakers? Typically, the OEM Taig lathe uses a very tiny dovetail system for it’s headstock. GlockCNC.com utilizes a much thicker chuck of aluminum without a”air gap” between the headstock and the mattress. This allows for better energy managing from vibration. Next, let’s look at the headstock itself. If you put the OEM headstock right alongside the GlockCNC headstock, you immediately seem the difference. The OEM looks almost wimpy by comparison. The GlockCNC casing has far more metal in it and allows for much bigger 62mm OD bearing. This allows for a larger spindle to be used. Let’s talk about those spindles for a watchmakers lathe.
Their spindle includes a OD and they shrink fit the bearings to the spindle. They offer ER25, ER32, ER40 and even the huge 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 use 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 remaining runout. Of course, when you work piece is not straight, then it’ll make it a challenge to dial out the runout.
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