Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near RICHMOND CA

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

When precision 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 similar to a quality lathe. That changed over the last 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. Is this good news for the watchmaker and clockmakers? Firstly, let’s look at the meaty headstock and how it attaches to the lathe. Normally, the OEM Taig lathe uses a very tiny dovetail system for it’s headstock. GlockCNC.com uses a much thicker chuck of aluminum without a”air gap” between the headstock and the mattress. 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 OEM looks almost wimpy by comparison. The GlockCNC casing has far more metal in it and allows for much bigger OD bearing. This, in turn, allows for a larger spindle to be used. The simple fact of the matter is, that, more spindle mass equals better vibration dampening. Let’s talk about those spindles for a watchmakers lathe.

Their typical spindle has a OD and they shrink fit the bearings. 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 choose. I’d suspect that most watch makers will use 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 precise as you will get). On top of that, they also have adjustable ER nuts to dial out any remaining runout. Needless to say, when you work piece isn’t 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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