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Nova Voyager DVR Drill Press

A first-of-its-kind ''smart drill press'' with an onboard computer, digital controls, and a smooth, quiet direct-drive motor.
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The Nova Voyager DVR Drill Press is the world's first smart drill press, featuring an incredibly smooth-running direct-drive motor that is controlled by a sophisticated microcomputer and digital screen with push-button controls. The computer features DVR (Digital Variable Reluctance) technology, which automatically adjusts and maintains the speed and power of the machine based on resistance. That, coupled with the fact that the Voyager's motor has no belts or pulleys, results in a machine that is incredibly smooth and quiet. The computer also optimizes efficiency so that the motor only draws as much power as is needed, saving up to 50% in energy usage over conventional motors. With its 1-3/4 HP high torque motor, cast iron construction, exceptional structural strength and smart design, the NOVA Voyager has the power and capacity to handle nearly any drilling operation with ease.


  • Easy-to-use variable speed controls with digital speed readout and dial for precise speed adjustment
  • Variable speed range from 50-5500 RPM (default RPM is 50-3000, with option in settings to increase the maximum to 5500)
  • Sensors for drilling depth, motor load and vibration provide ease-of-use and real-time feedback to the user
  • Powerful 1.75HP motor handles wood, metal, plastic and glass
  • Direct drive motor is incredibly smooth with no pulleys or belts to vibrate
  • Intelligent speed selection ensures the correct speed for the application
  • 6'' of quill travel with 2 revolutions of the handle
  • Adjustable mechanical stop coupled with digital readout for accurate, repeatable drilling
  • Adaptive Control software is updatable via thumb-drive
  • Screen is customizable for metric or imperial measurements
  • Forward and reverse
  • Slow start pilot hole function
  • Tapping assist function
  • Electronic braking
  • Load readout
  • Digital quill depth readout
  • Compatible with the 9037 Voyager Drill Press Fence (#59274, sold separately)

(1) Nova Voyager DVR Drill Press
(1) Drill Chuck
(1) Table
(1) Hardware/Fastenings Pack
(1) Owner's Manual

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: 24 months

More Information
Brand Nova
Manufacturer Part Number 58000
Weight 310.000000
Tech Spec
  • Swing: 18''
  • Spindle Travel: 6''
  • Number of Spindle Speeds: Variable
  • Speed Range: 50-3000 RPM (with option in settings to increase to 5500 RPM)
  • Spindle Taper: MT2
  • Spindle Distance to Table: 23-1/8'' (587mm) maximum
  • Spindle Distance to Base: 40-15/16'' (1040mm)
  • Table Dimensions: 16 1/2''L x 16.1/2''W (419mm x 419mm)
  • Table Tilt: -45° to +45°
  • Table Rotation: 360°
  • Chuck Size: 5/8'' (3-16mm)
  • Column Diameter: 3-5/8'' (92mm)
  • Base Dimensions: 22-1/4''L x 17-1/2''W (565mm x 445mm)
  • Motor Power: 1.75HP (1250W)
  • Motor Voltage: 115/230V Single-phase
  • Motor Current: 15/10A max.