The Nova Comet II Midi Lathe packs the capacity and rugged stability of much larger lathes into a portable, space-saving design. And with the included G3 Comet II reversible chuck, you can take full advantage of the lathe's reversing feature for better versatility and a superior finish. The lathe has electronic variable speed from 250 to 4000 RPM-perfect for a variety of projects from pens to bowls. In addition, Nova's unique Versaturn Adaptable Technology, paired with the optional accessory attachments, transforms the lathe into an all-in-one wood turning and woodworking system. Features of the Nova Comet II: Electronic variable speed motor offers a wide RPM range from 250 to 4000 RPM - perfect for a variety of projects from pens to bowlsForward and reverse switch offers additional flexibility and allows you to achieve a superior finish12'' Swing capacity over bed and 16.5'' between centers, extendable to 42''/1066mm with accessory Bed Extension (44435, sold separately)3-Step pulley system offers different speed ranges while providing maximum flexibility. The middle step usually provides enough range for most wood turning applications.However, the additional 2 steps provide more torque for more demanding applicationsVersaturn Adaptable Technology accessories allow you to use your Nova Comet II as a grinding wheel, wire brush, sanding disc, belt sander or wet stoneQuality materials-solid cast iron throughoutRugged 2MT spindlesLathe accessories are common between Nova models, so you can still use your accessories if you choose to upgrade your Nova lathePrecision MachiningOptional Bed Extension (44435, sold separately) lets you make your lathe as long as needed without permanently occupying workshop spaceQuick-action cam controls adjust quickly and precisely to your requirements Features of the Nova G3 Comet II Chuck (44597): Designed for the Nova Comet II Midi LatheLocking set screw lets you use the chuck in reverse mode.Can be used on lathes without a reversing spindle, but the set screw must be removedNOT compatible with the JET 1221VSSmall, compact design minimizes load on small spindles and bearingsOpen back for easy cleaningPrecise, powerful hardened gear action with Tuff Lock technologySingle-handed operation with included chuck keyAble to take all Nova accessory jaws. However, please note: the larger accessory jaws in the Nova line are not recommended for use on the Nova G3 Comet II Chuck (for more information, see the offers for individual jaw sets)1'' 8-TPI RH threading-fits the Comet II Midi LatheUp to 400mm/14'' diameter swing capacityUp to 350mm/14'' diameter bowls using 50mm/2" Jaws (supplied with chuck)Up to 50mm/2'' length spigots (using 50mm/2'' Jaws (supplied with chuck)Full packaged weight is (std) 1.4 kgs/3.1 lbs. Features standard on all Nova chucks: All Nova chucks are four-jaw, self centering scroll chucks for fast, secure setupsThe four jaw design firmly grips both round and square woodQuality materialsPrecision machined in one operation from a solid steel block for optimal accuracyPolished self metal finish to allow for closer tolerances and accuracyCommon accessory jaw fixing profile compatible across all Nova chucks and accessoriesJaw slides made from high-tech copper fused steel for maximum hardness, wear, and self-lubricating propertiesSpecial woodturning dovetail profile on jawsAuto safety stop feature-jaw slides can't protrude past the chuck bodyComprehensive instructionsSafe Lock Woodworm screw included for fast mounting of rough timbers2-Year Warranty
This is the standard live center included with all Nova lathes—use as a replacement or as an upgrade for another lathe. With heavy-duty sealed bearings, precisely machined medium tensile carbon steel construction, and a solid steel point to dig into the wood blank, the center provides a long useful life, and solid workholding capabilities. The #2 morse taper fits most brands, but check the manual for your specific lathe to find the morse taper size. 2MT Center, suitable for all lathes with a #2 morse taper tailstock.Heavy-duty sealed ball bearings for long life.Steel point for a solid bite into the turning blank.Precisely machined medium tensile carbon steel.Standard equipment on all Nova lathes.
Cut any pizza with ease-a must-have for pizza lovers! Robust, well-balanced hardware is 3X the weight of competing cutters and features a sharp 4'' diameter stainless steel blade. Just add your own custom handle (not included) to top it to your taste. Kit includes a 5/16'' threaded insert that lets you attach the handle or remove it for dishwasher cleaning. A 7/16'' drill bit is required for soft woods or a 1/2'' drill bit for hardwoods. Patent pending. Also available in brass or chrome. See our complete line of turning stock to turn the handle for your pizza cutter. Methods to consider for installing the threaded insert: Use a 5/16'' bolt and double nuts on a drill press. Cut the head off a 5/16'' bolt and chuck it in a drill press. Then thread on two nuts and the insert so that it is flush with the end of the bolt. Tighten the two nuts on the insert so it won't spin on the bolt. After the pilot hole is drilled in the stock, clamp your stock with a handscrew or a drill press vise and manually turn the drill press chuck to drive the insert into the stock. DO NOT TURN ON THE DRILL PRESS. The drill press will keep the insert square to the stock as it is threaded in. We also recommend using beeswax, screw lube, or even soap to lubricate the threads on the insert. This process can also be done on a lathe using a three jaw chuck in the tailstock to manually feed the insert into the stock. Finally, if you're using acrylics for your handle, we have found that heating the insert before installing it makes it go in like a hot knife in butter.
The Nova 1624 Lathe boasts the most power, versatility and features of any comparable mid-range lathe. Its swiveling headstock rotates a full 360°, and locks at any position for outboard turning of large items. The powerful 1.5 HP motor delivers 50% more power than comparable lathes, and features easy speed changes with a range of 215-3600 RPM. Solid cast iron components deliver rock solid performance and low vibration. The cam action levers make adjustments fast and easy, while the beefy rubber grips provide good ergonomics. All this fits into a compact workspace, yet is expandable to meet the needs of the largest projects. Includes cast iron and steel stand.Features:Quality materials-solid cast iron throughout.Incredible power in a compact working space, great for those who need all the workshop space they can get!Swivel head lets you position work where you want it for comfort and space efficiency.Head swivels 360° and locks at any position, with detents at 0°, 22°, 45° and 90°. High accuracy and easy swivel.Rugged 2MT spindles.Lathe accessories are common between Nova models, so your accessories can still be used if you choose to upgrade your Nova lathe in the future.Precision Machining.Quick-action cam controls adjust quickly and precisely to your requirements.Variable speed allows you to tailor the RPM to your specific project. An updated switch allows you to change your motor from forwared to reverse.