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DVR Upgrade Package for Nova 1624 Lathes

Upgrade your lathe with DVR technology and variable speed with convenient digital controls—no more belt/pulley changes.
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Direct Ship - Estimated Ship Date: 11/15/2021
Ships directly from the manufacturer.
Must be shipped within the 48 Contiguous United States.
Estimated Vendor Lead Time: 5-7 business days.
There is a $50.00 restocking fee for this item.
Estimated Ship Date: 11/15/2021

This item is shipped directly from the manufacturer who is currently on backorder. They have given us the estimated ship date above for new orders placed today. This date will be updated regularly and we expect continued backlogs for several months on this item and other power tools given current Covid-19 related trends.

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This Upgrade Package adds a powerful Digital Variable Reluctance motor and digital controls to your Nova 1624 lathe (sold separately). That means you can say goodbye to the tedious process of moving the belt from pulley to pulley. Speed changes with the DVR motor are accomplished with a simple turn of a knob, and the ''Five Favorite Speeds'' function lets you hop directly to a preset speed with the push of a button. The incredibly smooth-running motor is controlled by a sophisticated micro-processor that monitors motor output and load requirements, and automatically adjusts itself to maintain speed and power. It also provides various functions to make turning easier. It can measure the weight of your workpiece and adjust the performance accordingly, sense faults in your setup and advise, and instantly shut down power if it senses chisel dig-ins or spindle lockout. The computer also optimizes efficiency so that the motor only draws as much power as is needed, saving up to 80% in energy and emissions over conventional motors.


  • Easy to install using your existing pulley and flange
  • One belt position covers the entire variable speed range from 100 RPM to 5,500 RPM
  • Wide variable speed range accessible with just the push of a button or turn of a knob
  • Five preset speeds are customizable to fit your needs
  • Retains all the existing functions of your 1624 lathe, such as the 360° swiveling headstock
  • 1.75HP high torque motor has the power to handle the full potential capacity of the 1624 lathe with ease, with or without optional outrigger or bed extension
  • Delivers incredible turning smoothness thanks to the DVR motor

(1) 1-3/4HP DVR Motor with Digital Readout/Control Panel
(1) Set of Fastenings
(1) Owner's Manual

More Information
Manufacturer Part Number 53101
Weight 45.000000
Tech Spec
  • Speed Range: 100-5500 RPM
  • Motor: 1.75HP DVR High Torque; 115V; 220v compatible
  • Phase: Single
  • Forward and Reverse: Yes
  • Compatible With: All NOVA 1624 lathes