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Nova Comet II 12'' x 16-1/2'' Midi Lathe with Chuck and 5-Piece Turning Set Zoom

Nova Comet II 12'' x 16-1/2'' Midi Lathe with Chuck and 5-Piece Turning Set

Item #: 52998
Value-added combo package pairs a compact, versatile lathe with a chuck and 5-piece set of mini turning tools! Total package value $704.97!
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Full-service lathe package includes a versatile chuck and 5-Piece Mini Turning Tool Set so you can start turning right away. Comet II lathe features electronic variable speed with a wide RPM range from 250 to 4000 RPM. Forward/reverse switch for flexibility and a superior finish. Optional Versaturn accessories let you use it as a grinding wheel, wire brush, sanding disc, belt sander or wet stone. Included turning tools are 10'' long—perfect for pens, bottle stoppers and other small items. HSS for easy sharpening and good edge retention. Included Nova G3 Comet II Chuck has a locking set screw for safe use in reverse. It is a four-jaw, self-centering scroll chuck with a high-powered TuffLock™ grip for incredibly solid, vibration free performance. Single-handed operation for easy setup. It has less weight, and less overhang than the larger chucks—perfect for the Comet II lathe. Minimal 1.79'' body length maximizes your distance between centers, and reduces stress on the spindle. Includes a set of 2'' (50mm) jaws.

Lathe Features:

  • 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
  • Quality materials - solid precision machined cast iron throughout
  • Quick-action cam controls adjust quickly and precisely to your requirements

Chuck Features:

  • Locking screw allows the chuck to be used while the lathe is running in reverse mode
  • Small, compact design minimizes load on small spindles and bearings
  • Precise, powerful hardened gear action with Tuff Lock® technology
  • Able to take all Nova accessory jaws. However, please note: the larger accessory jaws in the Nova line are not recommended for use on the Nova G3 Comet II Chuck. For more information, see the offers for individual jaw sets
  • Four jaw design firmly grips both round and square wood
  • Precision machined in one operation from a solid steel block for optimal accuracy
  • Polished metal finish to allow for closer tolerances and accuracy
  • Jaw slides made from high-tech copper fused steel for maximum hardness, wear, and self-lubricating properties
  • Auto safety stop feature—jaw slides can't protrude past the chuck body
  • Common insert/adapter fitting is compatible across all Nova chucks
  • Safe Lock™ Woodworm screw included for fast mounting of rough timbers

Important Notes

  • There is an additional $40.00 shipping charge for this item.

With the Rockler Protection Plan, you'll get accidental damage coverage immediately upon purchase of your tool. Plus, we will extend the manufacturer's warranty for your choice of an additional 1 or 2 years. We'll take care of all parts and labor for any repairs, with no deductibles and no hassles. If your tool can not be repaired, we'll gladly replace it. Available in the US only. Click here to learn more.

Standard Manufacturer's Warranty: 24 months, 12 months on motors, electronics

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
(1) 1/8'' spindle gouge
(1) 1/8'' parting tool
(1) 1/4'' round-nose scraper
(1) 1/4'' skew chisel
(1) 1/4'' spindle gouge
(1) Nova G3 Comet II Reversible Chuck
(1) Set of 50mm/2'' jaws
(1) Safe Lock™ Woodworm screw
(1) T-bar chuck key
(1) Manual and fastenings

Technical Details

  • Inboard Bowl Turning Capacity: 12''/300mm
  • Distance Between Centers: 16-1/2''/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

  • Threading: 1'' 8-TPI RH/LH
  • Swing Capacity: Up to 400mm/16'' diameter
  • Maximum Bowl Diameter with 50mm/2'' Jaws: Up to 350mm/14''
  • Maximum Spigot Length with 50mm/2'' Jaws: Up to 50mm/2''
  • Full Packaged Weight: 1.4 kgs/3.1 lbs.

Turning Tools:
  • Overall Length: Approximately 10''
  • Handle Material: Wood
  • Handle Length: Approximately 6''
  • Shaft Material: HSS
  • Shaft Length: Approximately 4''
  • Brand: Nova
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 46302
  • Weight (lbs): 89.9500

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