FER-HL | Hardinge Lathe Chuck Guard


Hardinge lathe chuck guard and chip shield.  Options for high intensity LED work lights, and safety glass shields.



Lathe Chuck Guard for Hardinge or Similar Lathes

Ferndale Safety designed this Hardinge lathe chuck guard in collaboration with a government research department.  This safety guarding was originally developed to be installed on Hardinge HLV toolroom lathes, but it can be used on any small, precision lathe.  Our technicians have even installed it around specialized textile machinery because it’s compact and easy to use.

Ferndale Safety vs. Competition

FeatureFerndale SafetyCompetition
ConstructionFull welded steel construction.Aluminum extrusion, held together with bolts
ShieldLaminated safety glass – Resistant to coolant and hot chips.Manufactured polycarbonate that is hard to replace and cracks due to environmental stress cracking.
InterlockIncluded, mechanicalOptional, magnetic – prone to metal chip deposits.
Work LightHigh intensity, low-heat LED work lighting.Not Available

Safety Guarding for Hardinge-Type Lathes

  • Its a great replacement of the original Hardinge lathe chuck guard.
  • Options: can be complete with laminated safety glass and LED work lights.
  • The mounting position of this guard is fully adjustable.
  • The front swings up and is supported with damper hinges.

These shields meet or exceed OSHA, ANSI and CSA standards for machine safety guarding.

Product Variations


Polycarbonate, Laminated glass

LED lights

With LED lights, No lights