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  • wow! i can only dream,,like new hardinge HLV

    wow look at this machine, lovelly jubly! ebay item number 140007475310

    i can only dream!!!! good night!!

    bill

  • #2
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...romZR40QQfviZ1



    Yes Reliable gets a lot of nice stuff. Evil cow worshipping bastards
    I just need one more tool,just one!

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    • #3
      Hardinge HLV

      Now that is one nice lathe! Sure would look nice in my home hobby shop.

      Well heck it costs nothing to dream.
      Paul in NE Ohio

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      • #4
        what? no 4 jaw? pass.


        in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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        • #5
          Great. Now my den is knee-deep in drool!

          There is one disadvantage to that lathe: if you make scrap, there isn't a shred of doubt about where the fault lies...

          Walt

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          • #6
            Well, that one is in nice shape. I will say though, with using the two that we have at work, with a couple exceptions they aren't a whole lot different than any other decent small/midsize lathe. Long this stock still deflects and cuts tapers, stuff can (and will) runout and need to be indicated, etc. The variable speed is nice, but there are lots of fellas on here that have figured out different ways to do that on any lathe. The collet setup also works nice, but they are really made for that purpose. (Tapping in a 3 jaw on these can be interesting because of the mounting method for the chucks.)

            I'd be willing that there are quite a few people on here that can make nicer stuff on an old South Bend or Atlas then some people could on that Hardinge. It's a matter of getting to know how to use the equipment. $15,000 is a good chunk of coin for a lathe, a lot of the folks on here could equip their entire shop for that. (I'm sure some of you have done it for less.)

            (Mind you I'd also take the Hardinge in my shop if it was offered!!)

            Mark

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            • #7
              "There is one disadvantage to that lathe: if you make scrap, there isn't a shred of doubt about where the fault lies..."

              lmao - yeah i was thinking, "boy what a beautiful piece of machinery; i wish i could afford something like that", but then i read that and realized i'd better just stick with my three-in-one. That way i always have a handy excuse when i screw stuff up.

              "I'd be willing that there are quite a few people on here that can make nicer stuff on an old South Bend or Atlas then some people could on that Hardinge."

              Doesn't matter whether its a cheap inport or an atlas or a southbend -- if it was me with the hardinge thats too true! lol
              Last edited by Fasttrack; 07-15-2006, 01:09 PM.

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              • #8
                If there was a Santa Claus he could drop one of those down the chimney, and and equally nice 10 ee , a suitable dro to match each machine , then toss in a nice green FP3 or 4 (dros as well ), then maybe a colchester 15x50 - probably 2500 rpm please,alsoWells index variable speed head 3hp,the verticle horizontal model, then when santa has done all that he should have learned a few things and he cansurprise me with a surface grinder and also start on the cnc stuff ........oh what a long list it would be.

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                • #9
                  I wonder what reliable has in it$? Don't you just wish you could have got it before they did.
                  GD

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                  • #10
                    Don't misunderstand me that lathe is in beautiful condition, and is all there, but apart from that it is very expensive .These are great lathes but I have seen them albeit not as shiney as that one go for very small sums of money on ebay here in the uk can't understand why.I have seen hardinges go for آ£100 and above so it would make more sense to buy a cheap one and do it up.I would love one as a second lathe but prefer a monarch 10 ee anyday lovely piece of eqipment but in my opinion overpriced Alistair
                    Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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                    • #11
                      This lathe is with a bunch of other equally fine stuff, deckel, tree mill, etc. It all belonged to one guy. I wondered what the story was? Did he die, lose interest? The copy said the guy was a JPL engineer and these were his personal machines. Certainly the makins of a dream shop.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by greywynd
                        ... I'd be willing that there are quite a few people on here that can make nicer stuff on an old South Bend or Atlas then some people could on that Hardinge. It's a matter of getting to know how to use the equipment. $15,000 is a good chunk of coin for a lathe, a lot of the folks on here could equip their entire shop for that. (I'm sure some of you have done it for less.)

                        (Mind you I'd also take the Hardinge in my shop if it was offered!!)

                        Mark
                        Yeah, it's all really about skill more than tools. And 15 grand would do a pretty nice job of equipping a shop. It's definitely about 14.5 grand more than I paid for mine. Yes, it's a lot nicer, but not 30 times nicer.

                        But if someone gave me one I'd jump on it like a spawning salmon!

                        Walt

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                        • #13
                          When I see something like that it makes me wonder what it is like to be Bill Gates. When he wants something the only question is whether it exists or not, and if it doesn't, can it be made to exist?

                          There are a lot of people around that wouldn't think twice about spending that sort of money. The cost of something plays no part in their buying decision. That is a very pretty lathe and would turn out work as well as the person using it is capable of doing.

                          There is an old saying, "A poor workman blames his tools". To some degree that is true. However, even the best workman will be limited by the capability of his tools and the better the tools the better the product the workman is able to make.
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                          • #14
                            I agree with you Evan but having expensive eqipment no matter how expensive will not produce better work in a statistical sense I E if you pay fifteen grand as opposed to say a grand an equall worker will not produce an article fifteen times better that's a fact. However nice tools make you sometimes approach a job with a better attitude if you take a lot of care over your machines then the likelyhood is you will adopt a better aproach to your work ethic.Alistair
                            Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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                            • #15
                              I am expected to turnout work that functions well both in fit and finish everyday on what is basically wornout junk.Mind you I don't mind doing it so long as occasionally when I see the chance to make things better I can(new tooling,spindle bearings etc.).

                              However when on occasion I do get to use a machine that is in top notch shape or at least new it's like taking a vacation.You enjoy yourself while you are there,but get depressed when you have to go home

                              Alistair,there has been an argument as to which is better the Hardinge or the Monarch 10EE for many years.I think I'll need one of each so I can do a proper comparison,care to contribute to a worthy cause?
                              I just need one more tool,just one!

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