Hardinge HLVH-EM lathe for sale

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MrMetric

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I think you will get more responses if you give information and probably pictures of what you have. An asking price is also useful.
 

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I agree with the two responders. In addition, I would like to see your forum name spelled out on a plain white printing paper and included in every picture.
 

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That may well be true, but I think that it makes sense to provide as complete information as possible about any machine for sale. I'm not trying to be harsh, but it almost feels like the post was a "I have cool things, contact me and we can talk." That isn't especially productive. Frankly, I would *love* to know more, but I don't want to extract information piecemeal either. Does it come with tooling, is it restored, pictures, location, asking price, etc.... Those should all be kind of the minimum metrics for a post in a for sale section. Again, it is easy to sound grumpy on a post, so let me flat out say that I am not. My suggestions are solely meant as constructive and nothing else.
 
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That may well be true, but I think that it makes sense to provide as complete information as possible about any machine for sale. I'm not trying to be harsh, but it almost feels like the post was a "I have cool things, contact me and we can talk." That isn't especially productive. Frankly, I would *love* to know more, but I don't want to extract information piecemeal either. Does it come with tooling, is it restored, pictures, location, asking price, etc.... Those should all be kind of the minimum metrics for a post in a for sale section. Again, it is hard to sound grumpy on a post, so let me flat out say that I am not. My suggestions are solely meant as constructive and nothing else.
As for myself, this is more like "game playing". I won't participate.
 

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The HLVH-EM is actually a very nice lathe. I snagged one several years ago. EM is just English/Metric for those that are curious. There are a few differences between this and a standard Hardinge HLVH. First, the compound and tailstock have dual reading dials in both metric and imperial. And the gearbox is longer. You can easily identify an EM because it has an extra knob on it so you can select, well, English or Metric! So, there are three knobs, not two. Functionally this extra knob just switches in and out the 127 tooth gear that you essentially keep permanently mounted in the change-gear box at the far left of the machine. Other than that, the machine is pretty much a stock HLV-H.
There wasn't a massive run of these machines so they are "rarer" but not extremely rare. The nice thing is that they are pretty much stock HLV-H machines otherwise, so parts are not difficult to find. Most are new enough that they have a DRO of some sort (I think Hardinge originally sold them with an Accurite system) on them. Most (probably all) have taper spindles, not threaded. It has a constantly variable headstock (reeve's belt system) and takes 5C collets. There is lots of storage in the right side of the base.

It sounds like Harvey is going to post photos and other information, which is great. I look forward to seeing them. But, I can say that the Hardinge is a nice machine to use. I really enjoy mine. If Harvey's is in good condition and such, it could be a welcome addition to someone's shop.
 

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