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Nova Pen Mandrel Saver, #2 Morse Taper

Provides support for the mandrel shaft, preventing it from bending when you tighten the tailstock center point.

Item #
63565
Rating:
64% of 100

Nova's Pen Mandrel Saver provides additional support for your mandrel to keep it from bending or ruining the point on your live center. With the Mandrel Saver installed, the mandrel shaft extends through the hollow live center, providing support without pressure. Your pen bushings will press against the center, but little to no pressure will be put on the mandrel shaft. Turn the tailstock quill adjustment wheel to tighten the tube and bushing assembly. There is no need for an extra spacer bushing—the system adapts to the length of your project. Works with most pen mandrels that have a shaft diameter of 0.245'' or smaller.

  • (1) Nova Pen Mandrel Saver, #2 Morse Taper
More Information
Brand Nova
Manufacturer Part Number 9048
Weight 0.2500
Tech Spec
  • Morse Taper: #2
Discountable Yes
3.2 / 5.0
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Nova Mandrel Saver
Earlier this year, having been satisfied with Nova products for many years, I purchased their Mandrel Saver. It was a very disappointing experience as the bearings burned up after turning just a few pens. I returned the product frustrated that a company I trusted had let me down. The product had intrigued me and I had been hopeful that it would help me with my projects and help to preserve the integrity of my mandrels. Rockler was amazing in handling my return and credited my account quickly. A few months passed and I received an unbelievable surprise! Nova along with Rockler had sent a replacement Mandrel Saver at no charge along with an apology and explanation of the problem with the quality of their bearings. That is what a quality conscience company with real appreciation for their customers does when they have a problem. Amazing!!!! My faith in Nova is more than restored, I'm a customer and advocate for life!!! I look forward to the many projects Nova products will help me with, they have been great!!!!
December 15, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Mandrel saver
This thing is absolutely great. It makes turning pins easier and protects the mandrel from bending.
November 29, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Not impressed yet
I have only used it once but it did work pretty well but I’m still not convinced that it is better than using the live center.
January 26, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This product does not work
I've tried three of these mandrel savers. They bind up at the slightest pressure on the quill and cause problems and with the mandrel. I've also had bushings welded to the mandrel and pen blanks destroyed by the heat. These are all going back to Rockler. Very disappointed in this product.
October 2, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Disappointed.
I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong or if it came with a bad bearing. I have tried it twice. It gets very hot. Too hot to touch with a bare hand in just a minute or two. It also welded my bushing to the mandrel. My other live center is also a nova, and have never had a problem.
September 3, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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To keep the pen mandrel from getting bent.
Jeremiah D on Jan 26, 2020
I have 2 mandrels that are both bent. This should help to avoid bending them in the future.
Mitch on Aug 7, 2019
To keep the pen mandrel from getting bent.
Jeremiah D on Jan 26, 2020
Promoted to provide longer life to the pen mandrel than other live centers.
robert w on Aug 26, 2019
I have 2 mandrels that are both bent. This should help to avoid bending them in the future.
Mitch on Aug 7, 2019
Useful item
Boyce I on Aug 1, 2019
Promoted to provide longer life to the pen mandrel than other live centers.
robert w on Aug 26, 2019
Useful item
Boyce I on Aug 1, 2019
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