Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near CHUGIAK AK
All in all, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect setup. Plus, the price is far 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 all 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 bed. This allows for better energy managing from vibration. Let’s look at the headstock itself. If you place the OEM headstock right next to the GlockCNC headstock, you immediately seem the difference. The GlockCNC casing has a lot more 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 these spindles for a watchmakers lathe. Watchmakers like precision. 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 quality lathe. That changed over the last few years. A small company in Michigan known as GlockCNC.com now makes smartly done upgrades. Two upgrades specifically. First, they’ve made there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Is this good news for the watchmakers and clockmakers? Their normal spindle has a OD and they shrink fit the bearings to the spindle.
For those in CHUGIAK, AK They offer ER25, ER32, ER40 and even the enormous ER50 collet chuck spindles. The through hole is from .30″ to .89″, depending upon which ER spindle arbor you select. I’d suspect that many 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 accurate as you’ll get). In addition to that, they also have adjustable ER nuts to dial out any residual runout. Of course, when you work piece isn’t straight, then it’ll make it a challenge to dial out the runout.