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Model#: NVAX46300C
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NOVA Comet II 12 in. x 16-1/2 in. Variable Speed Midi Lathe with G3 Chuck (Open Box)

  • NOVA Comet II 12 in. x 16-1/2 in. Variable Speed Midi Lathe with G3 Chuck (Open Box)
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Open Box: Open box units are new or reconditioned items that may have been shipped from the manufacturer with minor packaging damage, minor tool damage, or as an incomplete unit to the CPO warehouse and may not include accessories or original manufacturer packaging. Each open box unit is inspected by CPO to be fully functional and in working order, and is repackaged to ensure safe delivery to the customer. Open Box units are covered by a full 60 day warranty covering parts and labor.The updated NOVA 46300 Comet II 12 in. x 16-1/2 in. Variable Speed Midi Lathe is the most versatile and innovative small lathe currently on the market today. It's portable, it's space-saving, and most importantly, it keeps up with larger machines featuring a variable speed motor able to produce 250 - 4,000 RPMs in both forward and reverse directions.Being and updated model, the good stuff is in the improvements. The guard has been strengthened with a reinforced composite material as well as a rapid access latch. The lathe is also fitted with a no-vault release for additional safety, and a redesigned on/off switch. Most importantly the housing has been re-engineered, elevated to a robust die-cast housing so the NOVA Comet II can last through any situation at any work site.The evolution of this lathe will improve your woodworking experience. With additional accessories designed for the Comet II, NOVA has patented the world's first approach to lathe versatility, giving you a flexibility never seen before. You will be able to consolidate important woodworking and wood turning applications into one machine. Save money, time and space with the NOVA Comet II.
  • Comet II 12 in. x 16-1/2 in. Variable Speed Midi Lathe (Open Box)- 46300C
  • G3 Chuck - 48232
  • Comet II 12 in. x 16-1/2 in. Variable Speed Midi Lathe (Open Box)- 46300C
  • G3 Chuck - 48232


AC Voltage: 120V
Distance Between Centers: 16-1/2 in.
Horsepower: 0.75 HP
Motor Phase (PH): 1
PreWired Voltage: 120V
Spindle Speed Range (RPM): 500 - 4,000
Spindle Speed Settings: 5
Spindle Taper (Headstock): MT-2
Spindle Taper (Tailstock): MT-2
Swing Over Bed: 12-1/2 in.
Tailstock Spindle Travel: 2-1/4 in.
Tool Rest Length: 6 in. / 10 in.



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Did I get the lathe I hoped for?
I will admit I was surprised and happy to see this lathe at the reduced cost.
The Pros: Easy to use, especially if you stay on the same belt speed. Plenty of power for the bowls and pens that I use it for. I like the idea that the extension is available and east to install.

The Cons: Being an open box purchase I expected some issues. The centers did not line up, but they cover how to correct this in the manual (if your look for it carefully). Scratched paint and rust, this I did not expect, but, I figure I would scratch it myself. The adapter for the chuck was missing, but customer service took care of that. I do find the head of the lathe to get in the way when I am doing some fine turning, but, I find ways around the issue.

All in all, I really like this lathe and would gladly recommend it to a friend.
November 27, 2016
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