|Item Weight||285 pounds|
|Package Dimensions||43 x 19.5 x 12.8 inches|
|Item model number||24146|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||5-Year Limited|
NOVA 24146 1624-44 16-Inch by 24-Inch 8 Speed Wood Lathe
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NOVA 24146 1624-44 16-Inch x 24-Inch Wood Lathe offers a solid 1.5HP AC motor, 16" swing capacity (expandable to 29" capacity outboard with optional outrigger accessory) and 24" between centers, expandable in 20" increments with the optional bed extension accessory. Excellent entry level lathe that has enough versatility and power to give many years of turning. 8 speed range, from a low 215rpm through to a high of 3600rpm. Steel and cast iron stand included as standard equipment. Full swivel head functionality and solid cast iron components complete the package. Available in 11/4"8TPI thread. Includes 1.5HP AC Motor, Belt, Stand, 2MT Live Center, 2MT Spur/Drive Center, 3" Faceplate, 12' Tool rest, Manual and fastenings. Designed by Teknatool International, innovating since 1955. Backed by a full replacement 2-year warranty on all parts, and a further 3-Year limited warranty on all parts excluding motor, electronics, consumables, for a total of 5-Years limited warranty. Call our customer service center on 727-954-3433.
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NOVA 24146 1624-44 Wood Lathe offers a solid 1.5HP AC motor, 16-Inch swing capacity (expandable to 29-Inch capacity outboard with optional outrigger accessory) and 24-Inch between centers, expandable in 20-Inch increments with the optional bed extension accessory. Full swivel head functionality and solid cast iron components complete the package. Designed by Teknatool International, innovating since 1955. Backed by a full replacement 2-year warranty on all parts, and a further 3-Year limited warranty on all parts excluding motor, electronics, consumables, for a total of 5-Years limited warranty.
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it arrived in one box which was split open and some of the contents hanging out. It's weight is about 280 lbs. and in my opinion it should be crated and on a pallet. It took me about 4 hours to assemble. It is joy to use. I recommend this over all other lathes in its class.
The first thing that I noticed was the incredible power from a 110V outlet. I bought the outrigger style tool rest for turning big bowls, since I tend to push the limit. Putting a 50 lb chunk of walnut on the lathe was no problem. The machine is smooth. I haven't had any problems like one other reviewer, although I have turned some very heavy and hard wood. Hickory with knots the size of a cantaloupe has been no problem. I just ordered the bed extension, although I have had no problem turning spindles on my JET mini. I will be mounting a Laguna Tools copy attachment to make drumsticks, spindles, etc.
The only shortcoming has nothing to do with the advertised capabilities of the lathe. I have no complaints about that. I just want to have electronic speed control. Don't get me wrong. Moving the belts on this lathe is easy. It has enough power so that you don't have to move them often on a project. It is a sweet machine. Their DVR lathes are significantly more expensive; so, they were out of my acceptable price range. They are nice too.
Next month, I will be getting my Laguna Tools 18/47. It has the features that I want. I will dedicate the NOVA to mostly copying. The two Deltas will go to a relative who is learning turning. I will keep the JET mini for a while. I will probably give it to him if the aging Delta fails.
So buy the best up front; or work your way up as I am doing. You can't go wrong as long as you make some shavings, as Eddie Castelin says. Sell your lathes as you move up; donate them to good causes; or give them to relatives or friends who show interest and talent, or even just interest.
For those just starting out:
Before you can be a really good woodturner, you must learn to sharpen your tools. This skill is at least as important as turning skill. It is also satisfying. You have to buy some sharpening equipment. Buy the best. You can also get some great deals at garage sales. I found a set of stones three years ago at a yard sale for five bucks that are currently sold on Amazon for about three hundred bucks. The setup was like new after a bit of cleanup and restoration. When you sell or donate your starting lathes, you keep the tools, accessories, and sharpening equipment. Good stuff lasts.
You will spend as much on chucks and accessories as you spend on your lathe. Buy the best and keep them as you move from lathe to lathe. This will save you $$$ in the long run.
Look up turning on YouTube. There is a wealth of advice and experience there. Look up Eddie Castelin, Bob Hamilton, Carl Jacobson, Mike Waldt, Cindy Drozda, and Lyle Jamieson, for example.
Finally, this is a great lathe, no matter what anybody says. If it is in your price range, you will not be disappointed. If you want some pricier features, like digital speed control; and you can't really afford them, remember that you can always get them later. After all, you won't be making a mistake by learning on a more basic machine that can pretty much do it all.