Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near POTRERO CA

All in all, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect setup. Plus, the price is far better than a Swiss machine.

I can’t foresee a watchmaker needing over the 750 watt model. According to GlockCNC.com, they could sell you the lathe complete with their. Firstly, let us look at the meaty headstock and how it attaches to the lathe. Normally, the OEM Taig lathe uses a really 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 handling from vibration. Then let’s look at the headstock itself. If you place the OEM headstock right next to the GlockCNC headstock, you instantly seem the difference. 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 utilized. Let us talk about those spindles for a watchmakers lathe. Watchmakers like precision. 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 into a machine similar to a Swiss quality lathe. That changed over the last few years. A small company in Michigan called GlockCNC.com currently makes strategically done upgrades. 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 normal spindle has a OD and they shrink fit the bearings.

For those in POTRERO, CA They offer ER25, ER32, ER40 as well as the huge ER50 collet chuck spindles. The through hole is from .30″ to .89″, depending upon 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. Plus, the collets are available anywhere. GlockCNC offers .0002″ TIR collets (which 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 will 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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