Fitted as standard with a dual inch/metric screwcutting gearbox, the Taiwanese-built Barer enjoys a good reputation with users, it being surprisingly close the USA-built HLV-H in performance and accuracy.
Sharp's Hardinge H-LVH copy was beautifully-made and sold as standard with a hardened bed and a 5 h.p. Japanese Yaskawa drive; however, they also offered the "Acra", a less well finished model with a soft bed and minor changes to cut production costs.
Another version of the Sharp was a CNC type fitted with an Anilam 4200T 2-axis controller Specification: Digital Variable Speed that includes low-volt controls, dynamic electric brake, safety features to prevent auto-start, digital display, vibration-free design results in accuracy to within 50 millionths TIR * Quick acting tool post slide to speed up the threading process. By moving a single lever, the threading tool is cleared from the work without engaging the compound slide feed screw * Adjustable thread length control for threading * Tailstock body is a single piece casting for rigidity and accuracy * Tailstock quill has tang for easy tool ejection * Tailstock quill is graduated in inch and metric * Universal gear box allows inch to metric threading by selection of single lever * Leadscrew and universal gearbox are engaged only during threading operations to reduce wear * High quality DC motor provides carriage and cross slide movement * One shot lube system conveniently located near the feed controls * Heat treated and ground dovetail ways * Hardened and ground alloy tool steel bed way * Hardened and ground spindle * Spindle supported by double angular contact bearings * Turcite coating on carriage and bed for smooth movement * Hardended and ground leadscrews
Standard Accessories: * 5 HP DVS drive * 75 watt DC axes drive motor * Coolant system with 1/4 HP pump * Splash guard * 5C collet closer and collet holder * Two 5C collet holder racks * Halogen light * Chuck guard * Drive plate * Spindle nose cover * Headstock centre * Drive dog * Drive gear * Adjustable tool setting gages * Service tools and toolbox * Instruction and parts manual * Voltage: 220 volts