Nova Comet II 12'' x 16-1/2'' Midi Lathe  Zoom

Sale

Nova Comet II 12'' x 16-1/2'' Midi Lathe

Item #: 46457

Regular Price: $689.98

Special Price $549.99

Each Direct Ship
For a limited time only! CLICK HERE to purchase the Nova Comet II 12'' x 16-1/2'' Midi Lathe with FREE Reversible G3 Chuck.
  • There is an additional $35.00 shipping charge for this item.
  • Ships directly from the manufacturer.
  • Estimated Delivery time: 1-2 weeks.
  • Must be shipped within 48 Contiguous United States
  • Please call customer service before returning product.

Overview

The Comet II is at home as the primary or secondary lathe in a multi-functional workshop and is ideal for those who travel a lot for their hobby or who teach/demonstrate frequently. Its electronic variable speed motor offers a wide RPM range from 250 to 4000 RPM - perfect for a variety of projects from pens to bowls. The forward and reverse switch offers additional flexibility and allows you to achieve a superior finish. 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 bowls.
  • Forward and reverse switch offers additional flexibility and allows you to achieve a superior finish.
  • 12" 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 applications.
  • Versaturn® Adaptable Technology accessories allow you to use your Nova Comet II as a grinding wheel, wire brush, sanding disc, belt sander or wet stone.
  • Quality materials - solid cast iron throughout.
  • Rugged 2MT spindles.
  • Lathe accessories are common between Nova models, so you can still use your accessories if you choose to upgrade your Nova lathe.
  • Precision Machining.
  • Optional Bed Extension (44435, sold separately) lets you make your lathe as long as needed without permanently occupying workshop space.
  • Quick-action cam controls adjust quickly and precisely to your requirements.
Related articles

Tech Spec

Brand Nova
Manufacturer Part Number 46300
Weight (lbs) 89.0000

Technical Details:

  • Inboard bowl turning capacity: 12"/300mm
  • Distance between centers: 16.5"/419mm
  • Motor: 3/4HP, 120v single phase
  • Variable speed range: 250 - 4000rpm
  • Spindle thread: 1" x 8 TPI RH
  • Tailstock: 2MT hollow, quill travel 1.6"/40.60mm

What's included:

(1) Nova Comet II 12" x 16-1/2" Midi Lathe
(1) 3"/80mm faceplate
(1) 6"/152mm toolrest
(1) 2MT live center
(1) 2MT spur center
(1) Hand wheel
(1) Knock out bar
(1) Manual and fastenings

Reviews

Customer Reviews

2 Review(s)

View All

Nova Comet II

Crockett Posted April 8, 2014
Excellent power. So far I am pleased. Amazed how quiet it is.
Only thing I think would make it better would be if they offered a stand and an extension stand.

Fantastic purchase

James Posted November 30, 2013
I've lived with this lathe for about 24 hours now and so far I think it is a great lathe. Packaging was good. The lathe comes mostly assembled, packed in styrofoam, wrapped in plastic and with a light coat of rust inhibitor. A bit of the styrofoam had kind of fused to the vinyl covered stop button on mine but that doesn't effect operation. Assembly was simply affixing a couple of knobs and screws and it was set. I also attached the chuck that I got with the current deal.

The variable speed works quite well and after several hours of operation neither the speed controller nor motor were at all hot. The thing is whisper quiet and super smooth at all speeds so far. The belt cover is plastic but well secured and free of rattles. It has a spindle lock which makes chuck adjustments or headstock changes nice and easy. My tail stock was perfectly aligned from the factory but it's adjustable if required. Both have #2 MT. There is a momentary delay on the soft start but shutdown is fast. So far I've made 2 pens, and turned some miscellaneous handles, all were very easy and the lathe performed well.

Overall I'm very happy with the purchase.

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

Videos

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012
Feedback X