I have taken delivery of my Hardinge HLV Centroid CNC lathe and I want to report some of my enthusiasm to you.
I have bought a number of high-end "toys" in my time and have always tried to get the very best I can afford. Generally I find this is the best policy when acquiring equipment that you intend to rely on for sometime. It is rare that I get a machine that exceeds expectations as much as your rebuilt Hardinge CNC machine. This unit is nothing short of exemplary. Not only is it a pleasure to use but the attention to detail on the aesthetics and finish are probably better than the original factory unit.
In getting to know how to work the machine I am impressed with the smoothness of the operation, the Centroid control is easy to use (after a basic introduction), the ability to switch between CNC and manual seamlessly and, without doubt, the supreme accuracy. This lathe is so good I almost feel I want to have another one stashed away somewhere!
Last but not least, a compliment to you and your team. Their dedication to ensuring that everything is of the highest standard is a real pleasure. The combined knowledge of the CNC control and the old-world craftsmanship it takes to bring the Hardinge HLV to its former state of glory is a winning formula.