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Looking for a Haas CNC Lathe? Want to Learn More about your Options on Used Haas CNC lathe Machines? You’ve Come to the Right Place!

Are you looking for a used Haas CNC lathe for sale at a fair price? Then look no further. CNCMachines.Net carries a wide range of used Haas CNC lathes. Our lathes are ready to produce machined parts for a wide range of applications. Haas is continued to be a popular choice for machinists looking for affordable, easy-to-operate CNC machines. We specialize in providing an easy way for machining companies to both buy and sell Haas CNC’s to make machining more affordable for everyone.

Haas CNC lathe comes in a wide range of sizes. In this article you will learn about the general specifications on Haas lathes, Haas CNC controls, accessories, as well as how to inspect and purchase a used Haas lathe. We want to make the shopping, inspecting and buying experience as simple as possible.

We’re also here if you want to sell a used CNC and replace it with a used Haas CNC lathe. Whether you are buying or selling, we can help. Contact us and we’ll get started to find the best solutions for your shop!

Haas History and Model Information

Haas CNC’s are made in Oxnard, California, USA, and have become the most trusted brand in the industry. As of 2018, they continue to sell thousands of machines each month and even have backlogs in their delivery because of their popularity. Haas is a great brand for companies looking for economical machines which they would like to support internally as much as possible. Haas provides their customers with lots of online resources to encourage shops to maintain and repair their own Haas CNC’s as much as is reasonable.

Haas got started in the machine tool business with the introduction of the VF-1 in 1988.  The “V” in the VF-1 Series refers to vertical, and the F1 was unofficially called the “Very First One.” They caused quite a stir in the industry because no American manufacturer had ever offered machining centers for under $50,000. In our used Haas machines listing you will find that the VF-1 has evolved over the years. The earlier models had considerably lower horse power, coming it as low as 7.5, as compared to the 2018 version which is 30 hp. The progressing speed has been amped up from only 20 blocks per second to 2000 bocks per second on newer models.

Of course, computer technology has changed, and processing speed has hugely improved over the years. When selecting your next used Haas CNC lathe, you’ll want to consider not only the size and power of the VMC, but also the communication method (ethernet, USB, Wi-Fi) and processing speed.  Below are some additional guidelines to help you select the best machine for your company.

Selecting a Model of Haas CNC Lathe to Purchase

Haas makes a full line of turning centers (lathes) including toolroom lathes, big-bore versions, dual-spindle models, live tooling with C-axis models and Y-axis capabilities. Below is a comparison of key features in their 2018 product lines.

ST Series: Designed to provide setup flexibility, extreme rigidity and high thermal stability and economical prices. This is the workhorse lathe series. There are numerous models, from standard chuck lathes (ST-10 through ST-35), to lathes with added Y-axis (ST Series with Y) and large through-bore lathes (ST-40 and higher).

Dual-Spindle Series: A solution for “done-in-one” multi-operation parts with Y-axis turning, C-axis and live tooling – these lathes are designed for the most complex parts that need to be done with one setup. Because of the increased part complexity and production speeds possible, this series is significantly more expensive than the others.

Toolroom Lathe Series: A great beginner lathe designed for start-up shops or as a first step into CNC machining. No G-code experience is necessary to operate this lathe.

Chucker Lathe: A very compact chucker lathe for prototyping or production work of precision parts. This lathe can be easily moved.

Feature/Series ST Series Dual-Spindle Toolroom Lathes Chucker Lathe
Maximum Chuck Size 6.5” to 18” 8.3” to 10” 8” to 10” 5C
Bar Capacity 1.75” to 12.5” 2” to 3” n/a 1”
RPM 1k to 6k 4.5k to 4.8k 1.8k to 3k 5k
Horsepower 15 to 55 hp 30 hp 10 hp 5 hp
New Starting Price (2018) $43,995 $129,995 $19,995 $39,995

Haas – Known for DIY Resources & Regional Factory Outlet Service Support

Haas provides extensive online resources for training and support. They have troubleshooting guides, how-to procedures, mill operator manuals and lathe operator mills readily available on their website. You can watch videos for troubleshooting as well as service and maintenance and get regular tips on how to best operate and care for your Haas machines.  In addition, operators can search for alarm codes. Keep in mind that Haas Automation has an extensive network of service technicians at their Haas Factory Outlets and recommends that certain machine repairs be done only by authorized personnel.

Haas CNC Lathe Controls

The Haas control makes their lathes easy to operate. Even models going to back to the year 2000 had Haas-only features like “Word Processor Editing” to help operators easily make changes. They carried features like one-touch, multi-function jog-handle and quick code programing even these early machines.  Haas provides a robust dependable control that is integrated with the Haas CNC machine. Used Haas lathes have dedicated keypads with a full array of keys including a complete alphanumeric keypad with all common functions clearly labeled for operator use. Operators don’t need to remember any encrypted codes.

Haas CNC lathe controls come with one-button features to make common multi-step functions fast. For example, a tool offset can be reduced to the push of one button. Other common functions of the one-button function include setting work offsets, homing the machine and selection the next tool during setup. Haas prides itself on easy, simple controls which once operators learn, they can transfer to other Haas machines. If you are looking for more advanced features, you can find them in the newer machines. Below is a list of software features most recently made available on their machines.

Newer Haas Lathe models have:

  • HaasConnect Remote Monitoring
  • Ethernet connectivity
  • DWO/TCPC (see below)
  • User-Definable Macros
  • WiFi Connectivity
  • Expandable Memory

Buy A Used Haas Lathe

For the best success, plan well. You may want to write an RFQ with a list of your specifications to narrow your search criteria. A used Haas lathe’s value should be based on the quality of the machine and capabilities. There’s no big mark-up from the manufacturer like there is for new machines. After the initial depreciation, Haas used CNC machines hold their value well. You’ll find pricing varies depending on the condition, number of spindle hours, the age of the CNC and the options that are included.

The Haas CNC lathe basic configurations have changed relatively over little over the years, making it a great option to buy used. Because of its popularity, finding machinists for the Haas lathe is easier than that for less popular machines and controls.  You’ll find variations in the processors, in the control, tooling and fixturing options, bar-feeder options, turret speeds, and power. To help you refine your search for a used Haas lathe, below are some tips on how to write your RFQ. Once it’s written, you can locate a used Haas lathe yourself or send it to us and we’ll find a good match for you.

How to Write an RFQ for a Used Haas Lathe

Here are some guidelines to help you write a detailed RFQ for a used CNC lathe. If you do your research and write down what you need, shopping for it will be much more productive. You can even send us that RFQ and we can quickly help you identify the best machine for your company. Here’s how we suggest you start. Ask yourself: What is the big picture driving our need for purchasing a Haas lathe?

  • Types of materials you want to machine – Are they easy-to-machine or challenging materials?
  • Size of parts – What is the smallest part and largest part that you want to machine effectively?
  • Tolerances you need – What are common tolerance requirements?
  • Part complexity – How complex are the parts we need to make?
  • Level of production we’ll be running – High volume light-out? Short runs? One-off’s?
  • What expertise if available in my shop? – Does anyone know the controls or have time to learn?
  • Future plans for growth – Will this equipment meet growing demand 5 years from now?
  • Technology and connectivity plans – Will we ever need data from this machine directly?
  • What is our budget? How quickly do we need a return on investment?
  • How soon do we need this machine operational?

Using the above information, write a detailed RFQ for the used Haas lathe. You may write it in paragraph form or in bullet points. However, the more details you can include in the RFQ document, the more likely you are to identify the best machine quickly.

What to Do When You Find a Haas CNC LATHE that Looks Promising

  1. Ask for good photos. Zoom up in the photos and look for signs of damage and worn components.
  2. Speak with the manufacturer or distributor in the territory where that machine was (or is) operational. They may be familiar with the service provided on specific Haas lathes in their own territory.
  3. Get the hours of operation.
  4. Ask for the maintenance records of the used Haas lathe that you are considering. Ask for as much documentation as the seller can provide electronically.
  5. Find out what other tooling and accessories are for sale that could go with this used Haas lathe.

How to Inspect a Used Haas Lathe for Sale On-Site

 Once you’ve done your homework, and you think you’ve finally identified the perfect Haas CNC lathe for your company, we recommend that you inspect it and/or hire a representative to inspect it before purchase. If you choose to buy it from CNCMachines.net, we can offer you options on how to ensure that the used CNC equipment you are buying meets your quality standards. Here are some inspection tips below.

  1. Inspect for damage and worn components. Carefully look all over the machine. There are enough used Haas lathes available that you shouldn’t have to buy a machine with obvious damage or signs of wear.
  2. Ask to operate the machine to see it actually run. Make some chips!
  3. Listen to the sounds of the axis moving at different speeds
  4. Run the spindle at the max RPM.
  5. Look at the guards and sensors on the machine. If sensors, switches, wires and hoses all match and look like they match well, that’s an indication of a well-maintained machine.
  6. Make parts on the machine if at all possible.
  7. Check the tool-changer or turret. See how well it changes tools at different areas of the tool changer.
  8. Check the electrical cabinet for anything that looks like “not factory” and ask about it.
  9. If you are planning on buying this machine, take a photo of the serial number plate which contains valuable information. Ask the seller to make a backup of the controller program while you are there.
  10. Ask if the seller can provide the physical manuals that came with the machine.
  11. If possible, ask the owner why he’s selling the machine.
  12. Find out what process controller is on the machine.
  13. Review pallet changer options.
  14. Review chip & coolant management options.
  15. Find out the electrical requirements for install.

We are a trusted source for used Haas CNC machines and consistently take in Haas trade-ins. Check our inventory and/or contact one of our CNC experts to help answer any questions or concerns you might have. Our Haas CNC lathes have been thoroughly inspected and refurbished as needed. Contact us and we’ll help you find the best Haas CNC lathe for your business.

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