Hardinge?

There's an ad running locally that says:
LATHE - Hardinge metal, 9"x24" DV-59, $1000
Can anyone tell me about this lathe?
Grant
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Grant Erwin wrote:

Google Image claims this is a picture of one:
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Go look at it, if it's well tooled and in good condition that could be a great price but I've seen stripped, clapped out ones on ebay that don't sell for 500.
Basically it's a narrow dovetail bed, a 5C headstock, and a variable speed drive. You could just be getting that, but it may also come with:
5C lever closer tailstock bed turret double cross slide (lever type) compound slide (with dials, clamps on bed)
any of the above.
Jim
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I spent the afternoon making a new main needle assembly for an antique fire pump on one of those. Nifty machine, ***IF*** it is tight and has all the tooling. The one I'm using has power carraige and cross feed run off a seperate variable speed motor. Threading is done with a seperate carraige feed, forward and reverse with NO dial indicator. Just flip it to left, it waits for the right spot and locks in. Full variable speed spindle with high and low ranges. Collet only.
Flat ways so if it has a lot of use the accuracy is non existant. Condition and accessories are EVERYTHING.
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DV-59?????? Sounds like an HLV-anything
Gunner

Kinda sorta flat ways..dovetail ways on the side, 4-8" flat top. It indexes and snugs down on all three sides. with a side adjustable gib. Ive seen a couple that were worn pretty badly and would cut a .002 taper in 6". So I unbolted the head, , then unbolted the way, and bolted down a new one from Hardinge, then replaced the head. Took about 4 hours total. (on a HC)
Gunner

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On Fri, 28 May 2004 13:48:42 -0700, Grant Erwin

Grant..a DV 59 is a second ops lathe. Its usually configured with a cross slide for cut off/facing or form tool (one on either side of the work piece, and a 6 position turret. The dovetail way is about 4" across. Lever action 5c collet closer of course, and most have a standard Hardinge threaded spindle nose for the odd use of a chuck, while the rest use a harder to find tooling for, but more modern 4' camlock spindle nose.
Occasionally..rarely..will you find one with a normal tailstock (or a lever type tailstock) and a small compound.
They are a fine lathe for second operation work, drilling, tapping, some turning with a knee tool, form tool turning, etc.
The older ones had a series of stepped pulleys for speed change, while the more common newer style uses a veri-drive pulley arraingment.
But they are designed for production work, not onesies/twosies, and have limited usage in the home shop, unless fitted with the compound/tailstock.
Other than the spindle bearings ($300 or so) there is not a hell of a lot to go wrong with them. Vari-drive yoke bearings, or a worn out collet closer are more common problems.
I offered a guy $125 for a tired one yesterday. Turret and cross slide, buggered up collet closer ( I have several of each). He may take it as its in his way. I get these for carcasses for OmniTurn retrofits, tho the wide dovetail HCs make beefier ones.
There is also a DSMA-59, which is a NC lathe, hydraulicly controlled crossslide, turret etc..think of it as Hardinges version of a screw machine. Nice old machine. Rugged. Not real fast, but will do fine work.
Besides OmniTurn, I specialize in nonCNC Hardinge machine repair..so if you need any further info, I can help. Manuals, etc etc.
Gunner
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