Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near PRATTVILLE CA

In general, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect installation. Plus, the price is far better than a Swiss machine. I can’t foresee a watchmaker needing more than the 750 watt model. In accordance with GlockCNC.com, they could sell you the lathe complete with their. This makes perfect sense because all 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 into a machine much like a Swiss quality lathe. That changed over the past few years. A small company in Michigan called GlockCNC.com currently makes strategically done updates. Two upgrades specifically. First, they’ve made 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 utilizes a much thicker chuck of aluminum with no”air gap” between the headstock and the bed. This allows for better energy managing from vibration. Then let’s look at the headstock itself. If you put the OEM headstock right alongside the GlockCNC headstock, you immediately seem the difference. The GlockCNC casing has a metal in it and allows for bigger OD bearing. This, then, allows for a larger spindle to be used. Let’s talk about those spindles for a watchmakers lathe.

Their typical spindle has a OD and they shrink fit the bearings into the spindle. They offer ER25, ER32, ER40 and even the huge ER50 collet chuck spindles. The through hole is from .30″ to .89″, determined by which ER spindle arbor you select. I’d 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. Needless to say, when you work piece isn’t straight, then it’ll 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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