Sherline & Taig R8 Modified Headstock

Sherline & Taig R8 Modified Headstock

The nice thing about using an┬áR8 collet spindle is that it will accept Tormach’s TTS system. Combine the GlockCNC headstock with using an electric impact gun with the TTS, it really speeds up tool changes. In fact, it’s faster than what a small automatic tool changer can do on a mill like this. The other bonus is this; finally a thicker headstock with bigger bearings! The OEM Taig and Sherline headstocks look pretty anemic compared to the GlockCNC Heavy Duty Headstock.

 

The Taig will require the adapter as seen in the video below:

Of course, they also offer a much better motor upgrade: