Used Haas VF2 CNC for Sale
Haas Automation is the leader in North America CNC machine sales. In the world of CNC’s, Haas is so popular that “Haas CNC For Sale” is the most searched for CNC-related term in Google. 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 the demand and momentum in the United States economy. One of the most popular models made by Haas is the Haas VF2. The Haas VF2 for sale on the www.haascnc.com website has been so popular, that they’ve made the same model for over 10 years.
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Used Haas CNC VF-2 Controls
The Haas control makes the VMC (Vertical Machining Center) 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 on machines made 18 years ago. They provide a robust dependable control that is integrated with the Haas CNC machine. They do not rely on third-party NC suppliers. VF-2 machines 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. Keep in mind, if you are buying an older Haas, it’s very likely that the control can be updated.
The Haas CNC VF-2 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. The jog-handle on most CNC machines is used to only move the axis around. But on the Haas VF-2, the jog-handle can be used in other modes to cursor through the program for overriding spindle speeds, faster editing, or to scan through offsets, parameters, etc. All of this is easy to see on the high-density, high-contrast LCD screen that is common to many years of VF-2 production. This 15” TFT LCD display screen will not wash out in bright light because the panel is mounted behind anti-glare tempered glass for production and easy viewing. The USB port makes it easy to use your own USB flash memory devices or external hard drives if you are not connecting via ethernet or Wi-Fi.
As computer technology advances, Haas makes their controls even faster and smarter. Their goal is to keep the spindle turning which keeps the cash flowing into your pocket.
Newer models have:
- HaasConnect Remote Monitoring
- Ethernet connectivity
- DWO/TCPC (see below)
- User-Definable Macros
- WiFi Connectivity
- Expandable Memory
DWO/TCP on VF-2 Haas Used CNC’s
When looking for a used Haas VF-2 CNC for sale, consider asking about the DWO/TCP option. This stands for “Dynamic Work Offsets and Tool Center Point Control.” It’s a software feature designed by Haas to increase productivity and reduce setup times. It makes setting up easy by allowing an operator to place the part and fixture anywhere on the machine’s table or platter. The machine will find it no matter the location that was programmed by the CAM system. DWO and TCPC determine the difference between the centers of rotation which are programmed in the CAM system and the centers of rotation inside the machine and applies the appropriate offsets. This saves money by eliminating costly work holding, like self-centering fixtures and the regeneration of programs by CAM systems.
Haas VF-2 Overview and Specifications
The Haas VF2 is a 40-taper CNC with a 30 x 16 x 20 travel. It provides both power and versatility. The base model comes with a 30 hp vector drive and spindle speed of 8100 rpm (SS models add spindle speed.) The in-line direct-drive motor has proven reliability. The standard Haas VF2 has a 20-station carousel tool change, 1000 inch per minute rapids and 1 MB program memory. The 2015 model (and others) come with a 15” LCD monitor, USB port, memory lock keyswitch, rigid tapping and a 55-gallon/208 liter flood coolant system. This CNC is a workhorse with it’s high-power direct-drive spindle.
X Axis Travel
Y Axis Travel
Z Axis Travel
Spindle Nose to Table (~ max)
Spindle Nose to Table (~ min)
T-Slot Center Distance
Number of Std T-Slots
Max Weight on Table (evenly distributed)
90 ft-lb @ 2000 rpm
122 Nm @ 2000 rpm
Maximum Torque w/opt Gearbox
250 ft-lb @ 450 rpm
339 Nm @ 450 rpm
CT or BT 40
CT or BT 40
Rapids on X
Rapids on Y
Rapids on Z
Max Thrust X
Max Thrust Y
Max Thrust Z
Carousel (SMTC Optional)
Carousel (SMTC Optional)
Max Tool Diameter (full)
Max Tool Weight
4 scfm, 100 psi
113 L/min, 6.9 bar
If these specifications are not exactly what you are looking for, consider buying a different size Haas VF (Vertical Machining Center). You may want to consider a Haas VF2SS (super speed) for 12,000 rpm or a Haas VF with more travel.
Haas Rotary Table & Fixturing Accessories Available on Some Used Haas VF2 CNCS
Haas offers rotary tables that may be sold along with a used VF2. You’ll see these listed along with the VF2 with model numbers like HRT160, HRT160SS, HRT210, HRC210, HRT210-2, etc. These add 4th axis capability for round parts to odd-shaped castings. They are T-Slotted rotary table that allow for very flexible fixturing. All Haas mills can have this added to the Haas control in the field to gain multi-axis capability. Haas also has a wide range of workholding solutions from tailstocks to quick-change fixture plates to manual scroll chucks. You will want to inquire about any additional fixturing tooling that may be included with your used VF-2 Haas CNC. New, the small rotary tables cost between $9,000 and $10,500 and medium tables (the HRT210 and HRT310 series) run between $10,500 to $16,000. Since you can boost your production with high-precision rotary products, they are well-worth the extra expense.
How To Buy A Used Haas VF2 CNC
Buying a used CNC vertical machining center like the VF-2 is similar to buying a used car. Like the new car that loses the greatest percent of value the day you pull it off the lot, it’s when a brand-new machine leaves the manufacturer that it loses most of its value. The good news is that after the initial depreciation, Haas used CNC machines hold their value MUCH better than cars. The base model new VF-2 machines from Haas have consistently sold for between $49,000 and $52,000 for the last 10 years. When prices are above this in the used Haas CNC market, you’re likely to find extras like through spindle coolants, chip augers, programmable coolant, spare M codes, coolant filters, 4th axis drive, 4th axis rotary tables, side ATC and more. You’ll also find pricing varies depending on the condition, number of spindle hours and age of the VF-2 CNC.
And like a car, new CNC’s each year come out with bells and whistles that incrementally improve production capability and accessories to improve performance. The VF-2 configurations have changed relatively little making it a great option to buy used. Because of its popularity, finding machinists for the VF-2 is easier than for other CNC’s. When you are looking at a used VF-2 Haas machine for sale, you’ll want to get photos and carefully inspect for signs of wear and tear, get the maintenance records as well as the hours of operation. Here are some tips for finding the best used Haas CNC.
Planning the Purchase of a Used Haas CNC VF-2 For Sale
- Be informed. When you buy a used machine, you’re going to need to do more research than when buying a new Haas CNC. It might help to make a list of your requirements. This can help you determine what age Haas CNC VF2 works best for your shop. You may want to buy a similar year to a VF-2 that you already have, or you may want to look for one that is newer, so you can begin to connect everything via ethernet or Wi-Fi to take advantage of software innovations.
- Ask for good photos. Zoom up in the photos and look for signs of damage and worn components.
- Speak with a local Haas service provider who can provide service for the machine. Get his/her opinion on any specific machine that you are considering purchasing.
- Search similar years for the Vf-2 to see how pricing compares.
- Get the hours of operation.
- Ask for the maintenance records of the specific Haas VF2 that you are considering. Repair work isn’t a bad thing, in many cases it will help you know what been replaced, what hasn’t and if it was done right. Ask for as much documentation as the seller can provide. This will help you in case you have problems at later date and provide you with details for buying parts. One advantage of buying a used Haas VF2 is that since these machining centers are relative common, finding parts shouldn’t be too difficult.
- Find out if any tooling or other accessories are being offered for sale along with this Haas VF2.
How to Inspect a Used Haas VF-2 For Sale On-Site
- Inspect for damage and worn components. Carefully look all over the machine. There are enough used Haas VF2’s available that you shouldn’t have to buy a machine with obvious damage or signs of wear.
- Ask to operate the machine to see it actually run.
- Listen to the sounds of the axis moving at different speeds
- Run the spindle at the max RPM.
- 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.
- Make parts on the machine if possible.
- Checks spindle run-out with a test indicator
- Check repeatability of the x, y, z at multiple feeds
- Check backlash of screws
- Check the tool-changer. See how well it changes tools at different areas of the tool changer
- Check the electrical cabinet for anything that looks like “not factory” and ask about it.
- Ask the owner why he’s selling the machine.
- Find out what process controller is on the machine. For older machines, the processor may have been upgraded.
- Review chip & coolant management options.
- Find out the electrical requirements for install.
- Discuss payment options, you may get a better deal with a cash down-payment.
- Buy from someone who has a good reputation.
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