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post #21 of 22 Old 03-12-2012, 11:03 PM
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I have the Nova DVR with bed extension as well, 16" swing and outboard rig for swinging much more. The amazing drive has settings for hard-medium-soft woods that will cut the motor instantly on a bad catch. With no pulleys or belts, the only thing left is the momentum of your spinning piece itself. That stops much more swiftly than other lathes I have used, even minis.

Also: on the 16" the extension hangs beyond the cast-iron stand, firmly mounted to the rest of the bed. No other support is needed. I someday hope to purchase the swing-away for that extension to let me use it long and short as the project dictates. I only got the extension because it came with the whole deal I got for an amazing price on Craigslist locally.

I heartily recommend the Nova. Fit, finish and performance are just amazing. Sheer pleasure to turn on and turn with.
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I am looking at a used 2004 Nova DVR 3000. It is in good condition and will cost $1700. Is this a good deal? Will it last me for years? Can I still service it? Thanks for the hand.
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