Hardinge HVL-H Super Precision Lathe for sale - ****SOLD****

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Hardinge HVL-H Super Precision Lathe for sale - ****SOLD****

Post by Harlock » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:01 pm

This item is probably a long shot here, but you all may know someone who is interested:

Hardinge HVL-H Super Precision Lathe

This one-owner lathe was purchased brand new in March of 1981 by a well-to-do live steamer and then almost never used as his interests went elsewhere. One key to validating the low hours is that the hand wheel for threading the collet closer on the back side of the headstock still has all of its gun-black coating. (see photo) As anyone familiar with Hardinge lathes knows the gun-black wears off of this wheel quickly from being handled to insert and release collets. Another example is the pristine shape of the plastic oil shield surrounding the back of the lathe and the shield for the operator. These are usually quite cloudy from the spray of cutting fluids or occasionally being hit by chips. This one maintains a clear appearance.

We estimate this lathe may have less than 50 hours of actual use. This may be your one and only chance to buy an HVL-H that is mechanically as new as this. Why buy an inferior imported copy for the same price when you can have the real thing?

In 2011 this lathe was still available for the then-new price of $60,000. Hardinge no longer sells manual lathes. Lathes of this type are highly sought after but most often require an additional cost equivalent to the purchase price or greater to refurbish to a quality still less than this original condition example.

You will find lathes of this vintage that have been re-painted and cleaned up for less, but none that are actually in mechanically new condition.

Because the lathe is over 30 years old, there is some cosmetic pitting or staining, mostly where it sat un-used with a small amount of oil or fluids, primarily on the tray below the lathe. Other than these small cosmetics, we are unaware of any mechanical deficiencies on this unit. This lathe has been tested and run in forward and reverse and with threading gears enabled and everything operates as new. We can provide power to the lathe for prospective buyers.

The Hardinge HLV-H was recognized throughout industry as the finest precision tool room lathe available and was the standard for specialized tool and die work, critical prototype and industrial modeling work, as well as precision parts production. There is no better manual lathe when accuracy is paramount, or if you simply want a lathe that is a joy to operate, with a massive rigidity to capacity ratio. The heavy cast and ground dovetail bed design provides significant rigidity and precision such that leveling adjustment is actually unnecessary. Design features include functions that facilitate extremely quick, easy and accurate thread cutting.

The lathe comes with:

• a complete set of 5C collets, most of them Hardinge brand
• Five tool holders for the quick change tool post
• A four jaw chuck
• A knurling tool
• A collet stop
• A change gear set for metric gear threading
• Complete splash guard including back-splash and chip guard
• Original analog variable speed control, brake control
• Complete coolant system with pump, reservoir and tray
• servo-motorized X and Y power feed
• Maintenance Manual

Specs:

Swing over bed: 11"
Swing over carriage: 9"
Distance between centers: 18"
Swing over cross slide: 6"
spindle through-hole: 1.25"
Variable spindle speeds: 125 - 3000 RPM
Spindle nose: Hardinge taper
Compound slide travel: 3"
Power feed range: 1/4" to 7 ipm
Tailstock Spindle Diameter: 1-3/8"
Tailstock spindle travel: 3.75"
Imperial Thread Range: 11-108 tpi
Overall dimensions: 68" X 30" X 58"H (without back guard)
Machine Weight: 1700 lbs
Total Weight: 1965 lbs

Located in Silicon Valley, CA. (Saratoga)

This machine can be shipped using professional machinery movers at buyer’s expense.

Equipment is available on-site to help load on to your truck or trailer.

Asking Price: $28,000
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Re: Hardinge HVL-H Super Precision Lathe for sale - mechanically like-new

Post by Harlock » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:02 pm

A few more pictures.
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Re: Hardinge HVL-H Super Precision Lathe for sale - mechanically like-new

Post by Bill Shields » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:26 pm

drool.....

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Re: Hardinge HVL-H Super Precision Lathe for sale - mechanically like-new

Post by Harold_V » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:26 am

Indeed!
Like finding a '29 J model Duesenberg in pristine condition.

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Re: Hardinge HVL-H Super Precision Lathe for sale - mechanically like-new

Post by Bill Shields » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:41 am

ever see on of these with a hex tool platform and a CNC control on it?

not the fastest machine on the market but heck for accurate...

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Re: Hardinge HVL-H Super Precision Lathe for sale - mechanically like-new

Post by SteveM » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:04 am

Bill Shields wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:26 pm
drool.....
My sentiments exactly.

Maybe Hardinge should buy it an put it in a museum.

Steve

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Post by Bill Shields » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:07 am

Why? No good in a museum. Make chips with it

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Re: Hardinge HVL-H Super Precision Lathe for sale - mechanically like-new

Post by NP317 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:25 am

You can say that again!

I worked in a shop wth 4 of those Hardinge lathes. Spoiled me forever.
Looking to the photos, my wife just asked me "Do you want to sell your lathe and get that one?"
I told the truth: "I hadn't even considered that!"
But now...

I'll keep my wife, for sure.
~RN

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Re: Hardinge HVL-H Super Precision Lathe for sale - mechanically like-new

Post by Harlock » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:05 pm

NP317 wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:25 am
You can say that again!

I worked in a shop wth 4 of those Hardinge lathes. Spoiled me forever.
Looking to the photos, my wife just asked me "Do you want to sell your lathe and get that one?"
I told the truth: "I hadn't even considered that!"
But now...

I'll keep my wife, for sure.
~RN
Definitely a keeper! :D

Here's some quick video of running the motor and feeds:
San Lorezo Flume & Lumber Co. #2 - "Felton"
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Re: Hardinge HVL-H Super Precision Lathe for sale - mechanically like-new

Post by jschoenly » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:17 am

Nice machines. I had the opportunity to purchase a 1991 model with english/metric threading in similar condition. I bought it. And I'm loving it. For the precision work, I'll never buy another lathe in my life and at 35 - this was a good investment.

Big money for sure, but these machines just can't be compared to much else out there. They will ruin you. :)
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Post by Harlock » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:44 pm

**** SOLD ****
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Re: Hardinge HVL-H Super Precision Lathe for sale - ****SOLD****

Post by NP317 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:09 am

Sigh...

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