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Nova 1624 II Wood Lathe

The Nova 1624 II Lathe packs power, versatility and features into a compact footprint.
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The Nova 1624 II retains all of the prized features of the older 1624, but with a gleaming black finish that matches other recent offerings from Nova. Its swiveling headstock rotates a full 360°, and locks at any position for outboard turning of large items. The powerful 1.5 HP belt-drive motor delivers 50% more power than comparable lathes, and features eight speeds with a range of 215-3600 RPM. Solid cast iron components deliver rock solid performance and low vibration. The cam action levers make adjustments fast and easy, while the beefy rubber grips provide good ergonomics. All this fits into a compact workspace, yet is expandable to meet the needs of the largest projects. Includes cast iron and steel stand.


  • Quality solid cast iron construction
  • Incredible power in a compact working space, great for small shops
  • Swivel head lets you position work where you want it for comfort and space efficiency
  • Head swivels 360° and locks at any position, with detents at 0°, 22°, 45° and 90°
  • Rugged 2MT spindles included
  • Lathe accessories are common between Nova models, so your accessories can still be used if you choose to upgrade your Nova lathe in the future
  • Quick-action cam levers adjust quickly and precisely
  • Eight speed settings let you tailor the RPM to your specific project
  • Switch lets you change the motor from forward to reverse
(1) Nova 1624 II 16'' x 24'' Lathe
(1) 80mm/3'' faceplate
(1) 300mm/12'' toolrest
(1) 2MT live center
(1) 2MT spur center
(1) Cast iron/steel stand
(1) Manual and fastenings
Rockler Protection Plan

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: 12 months
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number 1624-44II
Weight 274.0000
Tech Spec
  • Motor: 1.5 HP; 115V AC; belt-drive; forward/reverse
  • Onboard Bowl Turning Capacity: 400mm/16''
  • Distance Between Centers: 600mm/24''
  • Spindle Thread: 1-1/4'' 8TPI RH
  • Tailstock: 2MT hollow
  • Indexing: 24 positions
  • Speeds: 8, varying from 215-3600 RPM
  • Color: Black
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can I get this lathe without the stand?
Earl R on Dec 21, 2016
We just bought this model There is an exposed hole on the end where the drive belt is. Shouldn't there be a handle there? Please advise
Mary H on Sep 4, 2017
I am interested in the 1624 II Nova Wood Lathe. I am interested in purchasing added features; swing arm tool rest and extension deck. How do I go about ordering those items when the time comes?
Bruce K on Jan 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: make a wish list that way you can organize the step you want to go and get a idea of cost I have the little brother to this one I think I'm ready for this one so thats what ive been saving penny's and nickels making wish list
what is the distance from bottom of base to spindle center. and from bottom of base to top clearance of head stock?
ray a on Oct 7, 2017
What is the length of the head stock motor combination and bed length of this lathe ? Not what it will turn
Oletater S on Mar 20, 2017
Wayne on May 3, 2018
Will the lathe work as bench top lathe with out the legs?
Cary M on May 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes it will
What is the shipping box size for the 1624?
Beth C on Dec 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 43"x19"x11"
What is the overall length of this lathe. Not between center the length of motor headstock over hang plus bed.????
Oletater S on Mar 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: From the outside of the motor case to the outer most part of the leg is 55 inches. To edge of bed is 50.
does this lathe shift speeds on the fly?
david on Nov 21, 2019
How do you change speeds? Belts and pullys or motor speed?
Russell L on Apr 16, 2019