Best Watchmaker Lathe-Mill For Sale near MINERAL KS

In general, for the watch maker, they offer the perfect setup. Plus, the price is much better than a Swiss machine. I can’t foresee a watchmaker needing over the 750 watt model. According to GlockCNC.com, they could sell you the lathe complete with their. 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 great deal of options to turn a Taig to a machine much like a quality lathe. That is all changed over the past few decades. A small company in Michigan known as GlockCNC.com currently makes strategically done upgrades. Two upgrades in particular. To begin with, 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 with no”air gap” between the headstock and the bed. This allows for better energy handling 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 a lot more metal in it and allows for much bigger OD bearing. This allows for a larger spindle to be used. Let’s talk about these spindles for a watchmakers lathe.

Their spindle includes a 30mm OD and they shrink fit the bearings. 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’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 accurate as you’ll get). On top of that, they also have adjustable ER nuts to dial out any residual runout. Needless to say, if you work piece is not straight, then it’ll make it a challenge to dial out the runout.

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