Having taken up turning for need as opposed to for an adoration for the pastime, has dependably been an Achilles heel for me as a juvenile turner. In the course of recent years I have built up an adoration for turning new things and I discover it very unwinding and a considerable measure of fun. So when NOVA requesting that we experiment with their new Comet II Midi Lathe we were snappy concur. I find most machines in this class underpowered and not a considerable measure of good times for me, but rather was interested in attempting an amazing midi machine and particularly one with a decent notoriety like the NOVA. I set the machine up for a few distinct tasks from dishes to lights and after that on to composing pens. The machine is exceptionally all around machined which made it simple to set up and I even introduced the bed expansion with no issue. The limit of 12" swing over the quaint little inn ½" between focuses extends to 42" with the embellishment bed expansion. I started up the 3/4 HP variable speed engine to discover it had plentiful torque and crude power, and was additionally tranquil. I turned a light and afterward a bowl and after that proceeded onward to my most up to date pastime, turning a composition pen. The pen mandrel mounted consummately and narcissistic to the tail stock with zero deviation.
Here are a portion of the genuine cool elements of this adaptable machine. It has a belt driven 3 stage pulley framework accommodating a wide decision of speed extents. I stayed for the most part on the center stride using the variable speed of the engine, however the lower and higher positions were constantly accessible if more torque or speed were required, running somewhere in the range of 250-4000 RPM. This extensive variety of speed control alongside a multi point record framework takes into consideration huge amounts of turning openings.
The machine turned each venture with a major machine feel that I have never gotten from a little machine. For a device class I had beforehand been very frustrated in, I think I have discovered an instrument that has ascended to my measures of value. I discovered this machine a delight to use on the seat beat yet would not dither to make or purchase a committed remain for a such a pleasant apparatus as this, meriting some profitable floor space.
Alongside the testing of the NOVA Comet II, I have likewise been trying another hurl from NOVA and will utilize it more before I compose a last audit of it yet can state that the quality appears to gone through the whole product offering. There are some extraordinary additional items for this machine and one of the coolest is the mountable pounding wheel. This is the ideal embellishment for another specialist who needs an approach to hone his or her turning devices and could have that capacity with this machine. The Lathe additionally has a forward and turning around switch which is not a typical element in this class. I have invested a lot of energy in the NOVA Comet II over the previous month and truly appreciate this device. It is the best wood lathe I have found in this class without exception. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.