Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near HARTFORD KS

All in all, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect setup. Additionally, 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 more than the 750 watt model. According to GlockCNC.com, they can sell you the lathe complete with their. Normally, the OEM Taig lathe uses a very 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 managing from vibration. Next, 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 far more metal in it and allows for much bigger 62mm OD bearing. This allows for a larger spindle to be used. The fact of the matter is, that, more spindle mass equals better vibration dampening. Let’s talk about these spindles for a watchmakers lathe. Watchmakers like precision. This makes perfect sense because 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 great deal of options to turn a Taig to a machine similar to a Swiss excellent lathe. That changed over the last few years. A small company in Michigan known as GlockCNC.com currently makes strategically done updates. Two upgrades specifically. First, they have made there own heavy duty headstock and spindles. Is this good news for the watchmakers and clockmakers? Their spindle has a 30mm OD and they shrink fit the bearings to the spindle.

For those in HARTFORD, KS They offer ER25, ER32, ER40 as well as the enormous ER50 collet chuck spindles. The through hole is from .30″ to .89″, depending upon which ER spindle arbor you choose. I would suspect that many watch makers will use 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 accurate as you’ll get). In addition to that, they also have adjustable ER nuts to dial out any residual runout. Of course, if you work piece is not straight, then it’ll 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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