Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near ESBON KS

In general, 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 more than the 750 watt model. According to GlockCNC.com, they could sell you the lathe complete with all their. 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 uses a much thicker chuck of aluminum with no”air gap” between the headstock and the mattress. This allows for better energy handling from vibration. Next, let’s look at the headstock itself. If you put the OEM headstock right alongside the GlockCNC headstock, you instantly seem the difference. The GlockCNC casing has a metal inside and allows for bigger 62mm OD bearing. This allows for a larger spindle to be utilized. The fact of the matter is, that, more spindle mass equals better vibration dampening. Let us talk about those spindles for a watchmakers lathe. Watchmakers like precision. 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 down, so does everything else. Until now, there weren’t a lot of options to turn a Taig to a machine similar to a quality lathe. That is all changed over the last few years. A small business in Michigan called GlockCNC.com now makes smartly done updates. 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 spindle includes a OD and they shrink fit the bearings to the spindle.

For those in ESBON, KS 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 select. I would suspect that most watch makers will use the ER25 or ER32. This allows for very precision workpiece gripping. Plus, the collets are available anywhere. GlockCNC offers .0002″ TIR collets (which is about as accurate as you will get). In addition to that, they also have adjustable ER nuts to dial out any residual runout. Of course, if you work piece isn’t straight, then it will make it a challenge to dial out the runout.

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