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VH2 HARDINGE UNIVERSAL MILLING MACHINE What' it worth?

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VH2 HARDINGE UNIVERSAL MILLING MACHINE,
I am looking at this machine and wondering if it is worth pursuing. Your thoughts? How much?
Thanks, Mark


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I didn't know such a model existed. Looks like a UM with a permanently-installed vertical head. Does it take 5C collets?

I like my UM but the lack of a quill feed is a bother.
 
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These small mills get a premium price. I'd say anywhere from $750-$1500 is about right. Vertical head....sweet.... :drool:

You can buy a Burke #4 for less and it's a good machine. Someone on here was selling one I think. Vertical head is scarce for that machine though, You can put a BP M Head on it.
 

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That is actually a TM-UM horizontal mill with a factory vertical head I believe. This is what a Hardinge TM-UM horizontal mill looks like in it's real, normal life. I paid $700 for it a couple of years ago and felt it was a fair price. Check with the seller as to the whereabouts of the overarm, arbor support and arbor. He may have them in the back of a cabinet somewhere and forgot about them.

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I suppose it is called a "Universal" because it can be either horizontal or vertical. I am far away from this machine so I am not able to put eyeballs on it. I will ask if they have additional parts for it.
Thanks to all for the help.
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The Universal (UM) model allowed the table to swivel 30 degrees for helical cuts. I've always kept it locked at zero.

The usual vertical head was a Bridgeport accessory, in place of the overarm:

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That looks like a model C head. Bridgeport offered some simple heads early on that could be used on other machines. Those little heads had a 1/2" collet maximum capacity,I think. The M head did. The M head is more complex,with a movable spindle. I have a rare high speed M head that will go 12,000 RPM.

What those Hardinge mills are worth probably depends upon where they are found. Around here,they sell usually for about $1200.00. Up in the North East,in the industrial states,possibly less. They are nice little mills,very well made,but with limited table travel. Probably good stable mates for a lathe like a South Bend 9" or 10".
 
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