Our Hardinge style TML-5Cem lathe offers the same benefits and accuracies as
the Hardinge HLV-H model (Starting around $26,500). You’ll probably notice some similarities
to other “catalog” toolroom lathes or even some internet commerce companies
that may offer an internet discount or some that even cost a lot more.
The Babin Machine Tool advantage:
Babin Machine Tool has been in business for over 56 years with sales across the country.
We have been rebuilding Hardinge HLV-H precision lathes for 40+ years.
We have received a well earned name and reputation for our Hardinge rebuilding results.
Each Hardinge style lathe, our Model TML-5C lathe series, is delivered from our facility.
Each lathe we fully qualify for accuracy, fit and finish, with test cuts performed. We install optional digital readout systems, offer tooling such as Hardinge 5C collet sets, chip guards, Albrecht keyless drill chuck, USA made live center, Aloris toolpost, and more.
Our years of rebuilding Hardinge HLV-H lathes gives us insight that no other dealer could have nor offer. No other dealer can do what we do! We know what we sell.
Our ST model includes our proven USA made servo threading system integrated into the lathe we specify. The ST offers easy touch screen data entry for Metric, English, and multi-start pitches. The servo threading system simplifies threading with RH and LH capability.
Our TML-5Ce/m model is equipped with the standard Eng/ Metric gearbox for threading.
When deciding on a new 5C toolroom lathe, you have the option of selecting a lathe from a catalog or machinery dealer who would ship a lathe unchecked in a crate, OR, you can choose to purchase a precision toolroom lathe that will indeed be precision. Your new lathe will be backed by a company that knows the lathe inside and out.
Spindle run out within 50
millionths of an inch (0.0015mm)
Hardened and precision ground
spindle mounted on high-precision preloaded angular contact ball bearings
maximizes rigidity and sustained precision
Infinitely variable spindle
speed provides desired speed on demand
EVS model has 3 HP motor with
current vector inverter drive for increased low end torque. Yaskawa
high end model with excellent reliability.
Fast lever 5C collet closer
allows chucking with one single movement
Independent electric variable
feeds for carriage and cross slide provide freedom of operation. AC
VFD type, Yaskawa
Hardened and precision ground
alloy dovetail steel bed ways resist wear
Turcite-B slideway bearing
surface between carriage and bedplate
Inch/Metric quick change gearbox.
Optional DT, digital threading available
Inch/Metric dual dial and
quick-action compound slide for threading
Automatic thread length control
“After seeing the Hardinge style TML-5C toolroom lathe
displayed at the 2008 Eastec machine
tool exposition, we were impressed by the look, feel, and features of this
lathe enough to purchased it. Of course, the good reputation of Babin
Machine made the decision even easier. We now rely on our Babin TML lathe
for fast and accurate prototyping work and it has proven to be a real
performer. We are very pleased with the lathe, the value, and the service from
Henke Sass Wolf
of America, Inc.
Udo Plocher Vice
President Manufacturing, Dudley, MA
June 7, 2013
“By the way, our Tool Room Lathe is still running strong and the guys here love it!”
Mike S. of Bluefin Robotics Corp. , Quincy, MA
Unsolicited comment regarding our Babin Machine TML-5Cst lathe purchased Feb 2011
TML-5Cem testimonial January 2017
I received the machine Monday 1/23. Hooked up and running. Having run Hardinge my entire career, this machine is very impressive. A wonderful machine.