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 tool combines all of the turner's most commonly used gauges into one efficient device. It includes a dovetail gauge, diameter gauge, center finder, dowel gauge, angle checker, dovetail marking tool, ruler, protractor and faceplate marking tool. With over 10 functions, you'll work faster and have less clutter around your lathe. Made from heavy-duty polycarbonate. Dovetail Gauge: A fast and easy way to create and check a dovetail recess. Perfect companion for your NOVA chuck.Diameter Gauge: Effortlessly determine the different diameter size of a workpiece. Ideal for cutting beads.Center Finder: Simple and accurate way of finding the center of your workpiece.Dowel Gauge: Doweling can turn dicey when the dowels don't measure up! This gauge helps.Bowl Chisel Gauge: Handy tool checks different angles for bowl chisels.Angle Checker: Checks cutting angles of chisels, knives, blades and scissors with eight commonly used angles.Also features a furniture dovetail marking tool, ruler, protractor and faceplate marking out tool.The only gauge available for Nova chuck jaw dovetail measurements.
Robust, well-balanced hardware 3X the weight of competing cutters and a sharp 4" diameter stainless steel blade make this kit a must have for pizza lovers. Simply make your own creative handle (not included) to complete your cutter with personalized flair. Kit includes a 5/16" threaded insert to attach the handle and to 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 a chrome finish.See our complete line of Turning Stock to complete your project. Methods to consider for installing the threaded insert are:Use the pizza cutter/bottle opener mandrel (#43469 Sold Separately) and chuck in your drill press. 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. Safety Tip: MAKE SURE DRILL PRESS IS UNPLUGGED. 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. And 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.
Use the Nova Acruline 2MT Alignment System to bring the centers of your Nova lathe back into perfect alignment. This is especially useful on lathes with a pivoting headstock, which should be realigned when the headstock is moved back to the inline position. The #2 morse tapers fit most brands, but check the manual for your specific lathe to find the morse taper size. 2MT alignment tool is suitable for all lathes with a #2 morse taper tailstock.Precisely machined from high-grade steel.Fits all Nova lathes.