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Nova Live Center System

Item #148539
$73.50
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3.5

(9 reviews)

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Product Information:

This precision machined live center features a triple bearing construction for heavy duty use and long life. Hollow center design makes it capable of accepting a 5/16" shell Auger for lamp stand boring. Threaded center has a 5/16" bolt so it can act as an arbor to mount a variety of projects and a miniature reverse cone function to “centerless” mount miniature round turnings (e.g. lace bobbins) up to 12mm (0.47"). All separate centers that fit into the Nova Live Center have a 2MT taper so they can be directly mounted to 2MT Tailstock spindle. The Nova Live Center System includes a large stepped cone able to handle “centerless” rounds up to 40mm (over 1-1/2"), a stepped cone that can be reversed to wedge fit hollow sections from 26mm (1") to 32mm (1-1/4"), and a threaded center with a screw that can mount special wooden supports.


  • Hollow center design makes it capable of accepting a 5/16" shell Auger for lamp stand boring.
  • Threaded center has a 5/16" bolt so it can act as an arbor to mount a variety of projects.
  • Miniature reverse cone function to “centerless” mount miniature round turnings up to 12mm.
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    3.7

    (based on 9 reviews)

    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (6)
    • Well built / quality (3)
    • Versatile (2)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small projects (7)
    • Large projects (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (4), Professional (4)
    • Primary Use:
    • Business (5), Personal (4)

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    3.0

    Nice Tools, Bad Packaging

    By  DustyMac

    from Suburban Maryland

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Bad Packaging

    Best Uses

    Comments about Nova Live Center System :

    I bought this kit in order to drill fairly precise holes along the center of some turned spindles. For that purpose, it works fine and I anticipate using other functions down the road. But the packaging was terrible. The pieces came in a cardboard box which had a tray with cutouts to hold the different parts. During transit, all the pieces escaped their cutouts which allowed each piece to roll around freely in the box, resulting in the bolt suffering damaged threads. Worse than that, everything was covered in or packed with grease. The operation manual came in a zip-lock bag, but the jostling tore part of that open so the manual had grease on it, too. The cardboard box and tray were left soaked with grease, leaving them unsuitable for storage of the various pieces. I just can't imagine what they were thinking.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    Very useful and versitile

    By  Sam

    from Le Roy, NY

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Nova Live Center System :

    Used in metal and wood lathes for patterns.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    4.0

    Great Addition

    By  RonE

    from Gardena

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively
    • Works like advertised

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Nova Live Center System :

    I haven't tried all possibilities, but works as advertised. Well worth adding to your lathe accessories.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Nova Hits A Home Run

    By  Tim Nicholas

    from Monett, Missouri

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Nova Live Center System :

    This is the most versatile live centering system I own and I own a few. Strong, smooth & accurate. It would be nice to have a case for it. The cardboard box provided does not give much protection or storage convenience.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    1.0

    Really Made in CHINA

    By  Captain Void

    from Blanchard OK

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Inexpensive

    Cons

    • Falsely Advertised

    Best Uses

    Comments about Nova Live Center System :

    [...] Returned it. It looks and feels cheap.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    1.0

    Great System, Bad Design

    By  Lighteagle

    from West Point, Utah

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Nova Live Center System :

    The shaft is too short to allow seating in a Powermatic and Delta Midi lathe. The Nova repair center said it will only fit Nova lathes and the company is working on the problem. I'v had mine for over a month and the problem hasn't been corrected. This product has great potential and I don't want to return it if a fix will be coming soon. Make sure it will fit your lathe before purchasing.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    More features than listed

    By  Lump O Love

    from San Diego

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Cardboard box

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Nova Live Center System :

    We will use the live center without the adaptors. The wide opening will center tapered cones.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    4.0

    expensive, but nice

    By  ed

    from peoria il

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Little pricey

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Nova Live Center System :

    nice

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    The best live center I have ever used!

    By  Terry

    from USA

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Sturdy case
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Nova Live Center System :

    The best live center I have ever used!

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal

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