1988 Hardinge HLV-H EM English Metric Lathe

Up for sale is this Hardinge HLV-H EM (English/Metric) Super Precision Tool Room Lathe. This is in very good condition and has never been repainted. This was ordered from the factory in Hardinge white and grey colors. I purchased this machine at auction from a closed machine shop and have done a considerable amount of work to get the machine to where it is today.

This is a late 1988 machine and it has many late model features such as hardened and ground cross slide ways, tapered Hardinge spindle, wide bed plate with teflon lined carriage, pre-drilled DRO mounting points, ball bearing carriage rack gear and more. This machine is 230V 3 Phase but it is dual voltage so it can be changed to 460V if desired.

When received, the left cross slide wear strip was delaminating from the cast iron lathe carriage (common problem) and causing unacceptable binding in the cross slide. The carriage was removed and disassembled and both wear strips were peeled off. The surfaces were prepared using factory procedures and the strips were epoxied back into place. Both the hardened wear strips and dovetail surfaces were then ground in situ. The cross slide & gib were then hand scraped and fitted to the machine. As I was doing this work I elected to have many of the carriage surfaces reground for aesthetic purposes in addition to fully cleaning the machine. The Teflon sheet on the bottom of the carriage was in good condition and so it was left untouched. The Bijur oil pump has been completely rebuilt with new o-rings, filters, and gaskets and all oil metering units, o-rings, and copper tubes have been replaced with new. New neoprene way wipers have been installed and the apron hand wheel bushings have been replaced. Both variable speed drive belts have been replaced and the V.S. countershaft bearings have been replaced as well. Lastly, the dual dial compound has been disassembled, cleaned, & lubricated. I’m sure there are other things I’m missing but that is the general overview of what I have done to this machine.

After all this work the machine is now in excellent mechanical condition and is ready to be used right away. The spindle is whisper quiet and runs great at all speeds and the power feeds work great in all speeds and directions. The machine is very clean and tight and it now looks great too. Lathe comes with pictured tooling. This has a factory installed Acu-Rite DRO as well as a factory work light. Other accessories are available such as taper attachment, follow rest, steady rest, chucks, tool post, etc.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Spindle Capacity 5C Collets – Round……………………………..1-1/16″
Spindle Capacity 5C Collets – Hex……………………………………..7/8″
Spindle Capacity 5C Collets – Square…………………………………3/4″
Step Chucks…………………………………………………………1-1/16″ – 6″
Spindle Nose………………………………………………Hardinge Tapered
Variable Spindle Speeds…………………………………125 – 3000 RPM
Swing Over Bed……………………………………………………………….11″
Swing Over Cross Slide………………………………………………………6″
Swing Over Carriage…………………………………………………………..9″
Distance Between Centers…………………………………………………18″
Hole thru Spindle………………………………………………………….1-1/4″
Compound Slide Travel………………………………………………………3″
Carriage Power Feed Range……………………………….5/16″ – 7 IPM
Cross Slide Power Feed Range……………………………3/16″ – 4 IPM
Tailstock Spindle Travel…………………………………………………3-3/4″
Tailstock Spindle Taper…………………………………………….No. 2 MT
Lead Screw Diameter…………………………………………1″ – 8 Thread
Range of Threads in Gear Box……………………………………11 – 108
Number of Thread Changes in Gear Box……………………………..72
Inch Threading……………………………………………..(36) 11 – 108 TPI
Metric Threading…………………………………….(35) 0.4375 – 2.7 mm
Electrics………………………………………………………..230V/3Ph/60Hz

*Preliminary Specifications Subject to Verification.

Price: $24,000

1989 Hardinge HLV-H Tool Room Lathe

Up for sale is this Hardinge HLV-H Super Precision Tool Room Lathe. This is in nice original condition and has never been repainted. This machine came to me in good condition but I have replaced all the oil metering units and have completely flushed the oiling system. I have given it a cleaning, adjusted the gibs as well as replaced both neoprene way wipers. This machine is equipped with a top of the line Heidenhain ND 780 DRO accurate to 0.0001″

This is a 1989 machine and it has many late model features such as hardened and ground cross slide ways, tapered Hardinge spindle, wide bed plate with teflon lined carriage, pre-drilled DRO mounting points, ball bearing carriage rack gear and more.

This machine left the factory as a 460V unit but at some point has been converted to a 230V machine by the addition of a step up transformer (mounted to back of lathe). I will convert this machine back to the factory 460V specification at no cost if the buyer desires.

Machine comes with pictured tooling (misc. 5C collets). In addition I have an aftermarket machine light as well as the lexan chip shield that will be included. Other accessories are available such as taper attachment, follow rest, steady rest, chucks, tool post, etc.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Spindle Capacity 5C Collets – Round……………………………..1-1/16″
Spindle Capacity 5C Collets – Hex……………………………………..7/8″
Step Chucks…………………………………………………………1-1/16″ – 6″
Variable Spindle Speeds…………………………………125 – 3000 RPM
Swing Over Bed……………………………………………………………….11″
Swing Over Cross Slide………………………………………………………6″
Swing Over Carriage…………………………………………………………..9″
Distance Between Centers…………………………………………………18″
Hole thru Spindle………………………………………………………….1-1/4″
Compound Slide Travel………………………………………………………3″
Carriage Power Feed Range……………………………….5/16″ – 7 IPM
Cross Slide Power Feed Range……………………………3/16″ – 4 IPM
Tailstock Spindle Travel…………………………………………………3-3/4″
Tailstock Spindle Taper…………………………………………….No. 2 MT
Lead Screw Diameter…………………………………………1″ – 8 Thread
Range of Threads in Gear Box……………………………………11 – 108
Number of Thread Changes in Gear Box……………………………..27
Electrics………………………………………………..460V/230V/3Ph/60Hz

*Preliminary Specifications Subject to Verification.

All sales are “As-Is” FOB New Berlin, WI 53151 freight collect (buyer is responsible for all freight costs but we are happy to assist in making arrangements). Machine is available for inspection. Machine can be crated and shipped internationally. Payment to be made by cash, check or wire transfer

Price $18,000

1986 Hardinge HLV-H Tool Room Lathe

Up for sale is this Hardinge HLV-H Super Precision Tool Room Lathe. This is in exceptionally nice condition and has had very low use. This is all original and has never been repainted. This came out of a laboratory setting and was used in making prototype parts. This machine was in excellent condition when I received it so the only work that has been done is a full clean and replacement of the neoprene way wipers. The oiling system has been cleaned and flushed as well as the carriage fluid flushed and replaced with new. Everything functions as it should and is just smooth smooth smooth. This is a very nice machine; one of the nicest I have come across.

This is a 1986 machine and it has many late model features such as hardened and ground cross slide ways, tapered Hardinge spindle, wide bed plate with teflon lined carriage, pre-drilled DRO mounting points, ball bearing apron rack gear and more.

Machine comes with pictured tooling (misc. 5C collets, live center, Buck 3 jaw adjust-tru chuck, drill chuck, factory change gear, & drive plate). In addition I have the coolant nozzle as well as the lexan chip shield. Other accessories are available such as taper attachment, follow rest, steady rest, chucks etc.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Spindle Capacity 5C Collets – Round……………………………..1-1/16″
Spindle Capacity 5C Collets – Hex……………………………………..7/8″
Step Chucks…………………………………………………………1-1/16″ – 6″
Variable Spindle Speeds…………………………………125 – 3000 RPM
Swing Over Bed……………………………………………………………….11″
Swing Over Cross Slide………………………………………………………6″
Swing Over Carriage…………………………………………………………..9″
Distance Between Centers…………………………………………………18″
Hole thru Spindle………………………………………………………….1-1/4″
Compound Slide Travel………………………………………………………3″
Carriage Power Feed Range……………………………….5/16″ – 7 IPM
Cross Slide Power Feed Range……………………………3/16″ – 4 IPM
Tailstock Spindle Travel…………………………………………………3-3/4″
Tailstock Spindle Taper…………………………………………….No. 2 MT
Lead Screw Diameter…………………………………………1″ – 8 Thread
Range of Threads in Gear Box……………………………………11 – 108
Number of Thread Changes in Gear Box……………………………..27
Electrics………………………………………………………..230V/3Ph/60Hz

*Preliminary Specifications Subject to Verification.

All sales are “As-Is” FOB New Berlin, WI 53151 freight collect (buyer is responsible for all freight costs but we are happy to assist in making arrangements). Machine is available for inspection. Machine can be crated and shipped internationally. Payment to be made by cash, check or wire transfer

Price $27,400

1983 HLV-H EM S/N HLV-H-9761-T

ID #: 9761
Brand: HARDINGE
Model: HLV-H EM
Type: Precision Lathes
Condition: Used – Good
Year:
Serial #: HLV-H-9761-T
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
United States
Return Policy: 30 days
Stock #: 9761
Price:

$23,100.00 USD

 

Up for sale is this 1983 Hardinge HLV-H-EM Tool Room lathe. This machine was purchased new and was used in a home machine shop. This is a late model lathe that has many desirable features such as hardened and ground cross slide way inserts, teflon carriage coating, 7″ wide flame hardened & ground lathe bed, Hardinge 4 degree taper lock spindle and much more.

 
This is the rare english/metric version of this machine and so it will do metric threading in addition to all the dials having metric and english graduations on them.

This is a clean machine and the paint is original. The only flaw on the machine is some of the paint has cracking which is only cosmetic. The way wipers have been replaced and are brand new and the bed plate is in very nice condition. This machine is under power and can be run and tested on site. The spindle is whisper quiet even at full speed of 3000 RPM. The gearbox shifts easily and functions as it should. The DC motor power feed works well and all apron clutches function as they should. The factory coolant nozzle is included and the pump functions as well. Included with this are many Hardinge brand 5C collets. Lathe includes a Buck 3 jaw chuck, factory Hardinge 4 position turret tool post, Hardinge dial indicator carriage stop with Mitutoyo 2 inch dial indicator, metric change gear bracket with gears, & Service and Owners manuals. The Factory coolant & chip splash guard is not shown but it is included.

Hardinge HLV-H EM English Metric Lathe S/N 11273-T

ID #: 11273
Brand: HARDINGE
Model: HLV-H EM
Type: Precision Lathes
Condition: Used – Good
Year: 1984
Serial #: HLV-H-11273-T
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
United States
Return Policy: 30 days
Stock #: 11273
Price:

$23,100.00 USD

1984 Hardinge HLV-H Tool Room Precision Lathe

 

This machine was purchased new by IBM in the mid 80’s and was used in a lab environment in Boulder, CO. The machine was sold in the late 90’s and has been sitting ever since. This is a late model lathe that has many desirable features such as a Sony DRO, hardened and ground cross slide way inserts, teflon carriage coating, 7″ wide flame hardened & ground lathe bed, Hardinge 4 degree taper lock spindle and much more.

This is the rare english/metric version of this machine and so it will do metric threading in addition to all the dials having metric and english graduations on them. The DRO toggles between english and metric as well.

This is a clean machine and the paint is all original. Not only does it look nice everything on this machine is functioning 100%. The way wipers are brand new and the bed plate is in great condition. This machine is under power and can be run and tested on site. The spindle is whisper quiet even at the full speed of 3000 RPM. The gearbox shifts easily and functions as it should. The DC motor power feed works well and all apron clutches function as they should. Included with this machine is a set of english and metric Hardinge brand collets that are like new. Also included is a set of import 5C hex and square collets with stand. Has a 3 jaw chuck and Aloris AXA tool post. The factory coolant guard is included but it does need to be worked on a bit.

SPECS:

Swing: 11 “
Centers: 18 “
Threading: Yes
Power: 1.5 hp
RPM: 3000 rpm
Dimensions: 68″ x 30″ X 48″
Weight: 1800 lbs

 

  • -Infinitely Variable Spindle control 125-3000 RPM
  • -2 speed fully balanced ball bearing motor (208V)
  • -Independent electric variable power feeds (1/4″ – 7″ per minute)
  • -Super Precision preloaded ball bearing spindle
  • -1-1/16″ Collet capacity
  • -Fast lever collet chucking
  • -Hardened and ground cross slide inserts
  • Hardinge 4 degree tapered spindle nose
  • -27 thread pitches standard in gearbox
  • -1-1/4″ through spindle capacity
  • -Automatic threading stops
  • -Lever actuated immediate leadscrew reversing
  • -Quick acting tool post slide for threading

1987 Hardinge HLV-H Tool Room Lathe

ID #: 415268
Brand: HARDINGE
Model: HLV-H
Type: Precision Lathes
Condition: Used – Excellent
Year: 1987
Serial #: HLV-H-12786-T
Seller: MKE Machine
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
United States
Return Policy: 30-day
Price:
$29,250.00 USD

1987 Hardinge HLV-H Tool Room Precision Lathe

This machine was purchased from the original owner who bought it new in 1987. He was a watch maker who used this in his personal shop. As the pictures show this machine is like new in every way and has minimal use. The way wipers dried up and cracked like they all do so they have been replaced with new.

A rebuilt HLV-H from Iverson & Co. will cost you 60K and something from Babin or Cavco will be $40K plus donor lathe. This lathe is available for immediate shipment and is as accurate as a new machine.

Lathe is 208V and comes with an assortment of collets and manuals. I will ship this freight, please ask for a quote. I can crate this machine and can deliver within the midwest so please ask for a quote.

Thanks for looking!

SPECS

Swing: 11 “
Centers: 18 “
Threading: Yes
Power: 1.5 hp
RPM: 3000 rpm
Dimensions: 68″ x 30″ X 48″
Weight: 1800 lbs
  • -Infinitely Variable Spindle control 125-3000 RPM
  • -2 speed fully balanced ball bearing motor (230V)
  • -Independent electric variable power feeds (1/4″ – 7″ per minute)
  • -Super Precision preloaded ball bearing spindle
  • -1-1/16″ Collet capacity
  • -Fast lever collet chucking
  • -Hardened and ground cross slide inserts
  • Hardinge 4 degree tapered spindle nose
  • -27 thread pitches standard in gearbox
  • -1-1/4″ through spindle capacity
  • -Automatic threading stops
  • -Lever actuated immediate leadscrew reversing
  • -Quick acting tool post slide for threading

 

 

1993 Hardinge HLV-H Tool Room Lathe

ID #: 414289
Brand: HARDINGE
Model: HLV-H
Type: Precision Lathes
Condition: Used – Good
Year: 1993
Serial #: HLV-H-14818-T
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
United States
Return Policy: 30 days
Stock #: 14818
Price:

$17,800.00 USD

1993 Hardinge HLV-H Tool Room Precision Lathe

This machine was purchased from the original owner who had custom ordered it in white from the factory. This is a late model lathe that has many desirable features such as a Fagor Innova 40i color 3 axis DRO, hardened and ground cross slide way inserts, full coolant and chip guard, teflon carriage coating, 7″ wide flame hardened & ground lathe bed, Hardinge 4 degree taper lock spindle and much more.

This is a very clean machine but it did not come to me that way. I have spent over 60 hours disassembling, cleaning, servicing and testing this machine. Not only does it look nice everything on this machine is functioning 100%. I have treated this machine as if it was my own. This is not a machine rebuilder shiny paint junk machine. This machine is under power and can be run and tested on site. The spindle is whisper quiet even at full speed of 3000 RPM. I cut a test bar and it was 0.0003″ taper over 7 inches which could even be improved upon. The gearbox shifts easily and functions as it should. The DC motor power feed works well and all apron clutches function as they should.

Below is an overview of the service that has been done…

  • -Full detailed degreasing, disassembling and cleaning
  • -Carriage hand wheel bushings replaced and shaft re-fitted
  • -Coolant sump fully cleaned and ready for coolant of choice
  • -Gear box lubricated with new grease
  • -Bijur oil pump system completely flushed and all o-rings replaced. Verified all oil holes free of debris and functioning
  • -Drive belts adjusted and tensioned
  • -DC Power feed motor cord replaced, motor cleaned and new brushes installed
  • -Collet closer disassembled and bearing replaced with new
  • -2 new rubber way wipers installed
  • -Carriage removed and teflon sheet degreased and cleaned
  • -Carriage and Cross slide gibs adjusted
  • -New lexan installed onto chip guard
  • -Apron fluid drained and replaced with Mobilfluid 350
  • -Tailstock and headstock alignment checked and adjusted

Lathe comes with an assortment of collets and manuals, 6 jaw chuck, and tool post.

SPEC:

Swing: 11 “
Centers: 18 “
Threading: Yes
Power: 1.5 hp
RPM: 3000 rpm
Dimensions: 68″ x 30″ X 48″
Weight: 1800 lbs

 

  • -Infinitely Variable Spindle control 125-3000 RPM
  • -2 speed fully balanced ball bearing motor (230V)
  • -Independent electric variable power feeds (1/4″ – 7″ per minute)
  • -Super Precision preloaded ball bearing spindle
  • -1-1/16″ Collet capacity
  • -Fast lever collet chucking
  • -Hardened and ground cross slide inserts
  • Hardinge 4 degree tapered spindle nose
  • -27 thread pitches standard in gearbox
  • -1-1/4″ through spindle capacity
  • -Automatic threading stops
  • -Lever actuated immediate leadscrew reversing
  • -Quick acting tool post slide for threading