Key Features

NOVA Comet II Variable Speed Mini Lathe

  • Precision machined from quality materials
  • Solid cast iron bed for durability and stability
  • 2MT head and tailstock spindles for strength
  • 300mm(12") swing, 420mm(16.1/2") between centres
  • 560W(3/4hp) motor with variable speed control 250 to 4,000rpm
  • Forward and reverse function gives superior finish using reverse sanding

NOVA bed Extension

  • Allows turning up to 1,000mm (39") between centres
  • Solid cast iron for vibration free turning

NOVA G3 Reversible Woodturning Chuck

  • A high power geared chuck ideal for the Midi lathe
  • Precision machined 1045 high tensile steel body with open back for easy cleaning
  • Hardened geared action delivers incredible smooth strength
  • Single handed operation and fast, positive location
  • Auto Safety Stop feature prevents the jaw slides protruding past the chuck body

Options and Pricing

Product Code Product Description Price
717989 NOVA Comet II Variable Speed Midi Lathe, G3 Chuck & Bed Extension £676.43
102787 Nova Stand for Comet II Midi Lathe £150.65

Package deal comprises the NOVA Comet II Variable Speed Midi Lathe, NOVA bed extension and the NOVA G3 Reversible Woodturning Chuck.

NOVA Comet II Variable Speed Midi Lathe

The NOVA Comet II Midi Lathe is precision machined from quality materials. Solid cast iron throughout adds to its durability and stability. Both the head and tailstock spindles are 2MT for strength. The Comet II enables you to create bowls up to 300mm(12") diameter or turn spindles up to 420mm(16.1/2") long. The power comes from a 560W(3/4hp) motor, while the variable speed control allows you to match the speed to the work with a range between 250 and 4,000rpm. The forward and reverse function is a means of achieving a superior finish using reverse sanding.

NOVA bed extension

The extension bed puts an extra 580mm (23") onto the bed length. It increases the spindle turning capacity to a very useful 1,000mm (39") between centres. It adds greater potential to an already excellent lathe. It has the same heavy-duty cast iron construction as the lathe for strength, dependability and a solid vibration free performance.

NOVA G3 Reversible Woodturning Chuck

The NOVA G3 Reversible Woodturning Chuck is the ideal chuck for the Midi lathe. The G3 is 80mm diameter, with a body length of only 45mm, overhang is minimised. Less overhang places far less load on the lathe’s spindle and bearings. Making for smoother running and helps to extend the bearing’s working life. Requiring only one hand to operate the chuck key allows the other hand to hold the work in position. With its fast, positive location more time is spent turning and less time spent preparing. The fully assembled chuck body and jaw slides come with 50mm/2" jaws, a Safe Lock™ Woodworm Screw, manual and fastenings, storage box, T-bar chuck key and 2-year warranty.

Specification for NOVA Comet II Variable Speed Midi Lathe, G3 Chuck & Bed Extension:
Max Diameter over Bed 305mm