|Item Weight||323.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||48 x 36 x 36 inches|
|Item model number||57080|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||5- Year Limited|
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NOVA 57080 DVR 2024 20-Inch by 24-Inch Electronic Variable Speed Wood Lathe
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The packing: The legs are in their own box. The lathe itself is fully assembled: The headstock, banjo, and tailstock are already attached (so don't count on being able to carry it into the house in pieces). The faceplate, handwheel, centers, other bits and pieces are in a small box inside the lathe box.
The lathe is everything I expected. It's powerful and quiet, much superior to belt drives. The button pressing will take some getting used to, but once you set a specific speed, the motor on/off buttons allow you to stop and restart the lathe at the same speed. That speed remains set until you either change it or use the power toggle switch to completely remove power from the lathe.
Yes, it does run right up to 5000 rpm! It was a little scary just watching it spin with an empty chuck, let alone with a workpiece. That speed might be handy for finishing spindles. Refer to the recommended speed/diameter chart in the manual. Don't get crazy, it's easy to get hurt or maimed.
The instructions say that setup is a two person operation. I'd recommend that, too. But since I had no handy second person available, I used a gorilla ladder and pipe clamps to anchor a 1/2 ton comealong to lift the lathe from the floor and lower it to the legs. It wasn't pretty, but it was safe and it worked well. No dings, no muscle strains, and I didn't need to hurry to line up bolt holes and get a bolt threaded.Read more ›
Installation was a breeze. I'm not a big reader of assembly instructions which proved to be just fine as installation, clean-up and setup was very straight forward (I also added a 20' bed extension and the 2024 outrigger). Everything was intact with no disappointing surprises. BTW - the 2024 has a different outrigger than the Nova 1624, 3000, and XP lathes (you can find the correct model number for that in the DVR 2024 PDF Manual on the Teknatool website (it is also in another person's review of the DVR 2024.
Once setup I plugged in the lathe, confirmed centers were dead on aligned (from the factory actually), mounted a small log and started producing wood shavings. Quiet motor, well balanced once I got my piece in balance and rock solid. I'll give it a go for awhile and write an updated review. I can't imagine I could ever regret selecting the DVR 2024.
TWO MONTHS LATER: I've used the 2024 about 2 months now with absolutely no regrets. The motor runs quiet and strong. I've had no issues with it at all. I've turned 10 inch out of round bowl blanks pretty aggressively with what seems to be no effort for the motor. I really enjoy the outboard turning in my configuration. I've been able to turn bowls with the head stock positioned in the first head stock swivel detent position.Read more ›
My cons were: 1. The lathe is engineered in Austrailia but manufactured in China. Made in the USA used to imply the highest quality standards, but in my experience that's not so true anymore..so China is ok but imho made in Austraila or made in USA would have been better. 2. The tailstock casting on the underside had some holes in it. I bought the accessory outrigger tool rest which had a hole on the underside of one piece that was filled with some epoxy or something. Also note the outrigger was not available on Amazon or Woodcraft so I had to call Nova direct to find the correct one for this new 2024 lathe. 3. The manual says you should use a 220v surge suppressor to protect the vital computer board that controls this lathe..noone mentioned that anywhere when I was researching lathes. It makes sense but now I need to find one.
All said I am quite happy and busy turning. I might post a video on youtube if I have time, since I think it would have helped me make the choice easier when spending this kind of money. Hope this helps other turners/woodworkers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Arrived in a crated box. Set up was easy, lathe works as good as they advertised!!Published 5 months ago by John Blattman
I have had my Nova DVR 2024 for coming up on two months ago, and am very happy with the lathe in general. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gerald R. Jensen
Looking at past reviews it looks like there were some problems with shipping, i assure you those problems have been resolved as of 10 June 2015. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Aaron
This is the greatest lathe I have ever turned on. It is just simply amazing. It is quiet, smooth, and no vibration whatsoever. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Oreo
After reading some of the other reviews, I had some reservation about ordering this lathe. I could not find a better price anywhere else with free shippping. I am glad I did. Read morePublished on January 4, 2014 by Mark
OK, So I read the reviews. Read the concerns of the prior purchasers. Seams like the product is great (maybe some day I can use it and find out) But until then, I order the... Read morePublished on November 2, 2013 by Bull
Have turned three bowls on this lathe. The power is awesome. The ability to dial in the exact amount of Revolutions make this a great machine. Setup was easy. Read morePublished on October 29, 2013 by Hilary F. Schwarz