NOVA 55250 Orion 18 In DVR Lathe 2020 Edition
The 2020 version of this lathe is not currently available from NOVA, there is no ETA on availability at this time. We will update this site as soon as this product is available.
The Nova Orion 18” DVR Wood Lathe combines all the best features of today’s larger lathes including power, capacity, and capability with state-of-the-art technology to make your turning more efficient, fun and safer. Great for those who need all the workshop space they can get: the lathe can be configured with a compact footprint, or using the bed extension, the Orion can be extended to suit longer projects as needed.
The swivel head and articulated Outrigger Accessory (purchased separately), together with the flexible bed configuration, means that even when turning large bowls (29”), you are still turning in the same compact area.
The Orion gives you Power to Turn and Burn with its 1.75 HP 110/ 2HP 220V DVR motor and provides more power and torque than any competitive 18" lathe on the market. With no pulleys or belts to vibrate, the award-winning DVR Direct Drive Motor is incredibly smooth and delivers intelligent control to your turning experience.
The Nova DVR Motor also delivers an incredible variable speed range that includes a very low speed of 100 RPM up to an incredibly high speed of 5,000 RPM. This makes it the perfect solution for a wide variety of projects from small pens to large bowls and platters. The ability to program up to 8 favorite speeds, the Orion instantly and efficiently allows the user to toggle to their desired speed. When it comes to capacity, Orion delivers with 18"over the bed and 29"capacity with the optional outrigger accessory. Overall distance between centers using the extension bed is 45”.
The 360° swiveling headstock locks at any position and includes locating detents at 0°, 22.5°, 45° and 90°. The tailstock is self-ejecting. The bed has CAD designed webbing to absorb vibration throughout the bed length and provides exceptional structural strength.
Additional features of the unique DVR drive include: Electronic Auto Braking, Speed Selection Chart, Eight Favorite Speed Settings, Speed Ramp Profiles, Idle Motor Detection, Upgradeable Firmware, Emergency Stop button, Vibration Sensing and Optional Wireless Remote Capability (additional purchase SKU 55522). Standard Equipment includes, Cast Iron Stand, 6″ Faceplate, 12″ Tool rest, 2MT Live Center, 2MT Spur Center, NOVA DVR Motor & Controller, Knock Out Bar, extra solid cast iron bed extension, manual & fastenings and weighs in at 496 lbs.
Warranty is 5 Years on parts and components and 2 year on motor and electronics.
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Bowl turning capacity:
29”/736mm outboard (using optional outrigger accessory)
Spindle Thread: 1 1/4″ x 8TPI RH (USA, Canada, Australasia)
M33 x 3.5 RH (Europe, UK)
Between Centers: Standard 45.25”/ 35mm with included extra Bed Extension or 22.75”/ 577.85mm in the compact configuration
HP: 1.75 HP 110/2HP 220V DVR Direct Drive Motor
100 – 5,000 RPM continual Variable Speed with dial for precise and fast speed
Self-Ejecting 2MT Hollow Tailstock
Wireless Remote Capability (Additional purchase -SKU 55522)
Power to Turn and Burn
1.75 HP 110/ 2HP 220V Direct Drive DVR Motor
More power/torque than any competitive 18″ lathe
Incredible Variable Speed Range – 100 RPM – 5,000 RPM
8 Favorite Speeds
Electronic Auto Braking
Speed Selection Chart
8 Favorite Speed Settings
Cast Iron Stand
300mm /12″ Toolrest
2MT Live Center
2MT Spur Center
NOVA DVR Motor & Controller, 2HP (220v) and 1.75HP (110v)
Knock Out Bar
Manual & Fastenings
Extra Solid Cast Iron Bed Extension Included
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UPC Number: 669792552502