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Item 148539

Nova Live Center System

$73.50

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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...

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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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Reviews

3.67 out of 5 stars
9 Reviews
  1. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Nice Tools, Bad Packaging

    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.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Very useful and versitile

    Used in metal and wood lathes for patterns.

  3. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great Addition

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

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Nova Hits A Home Run

    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.

  5. 1.0 out of 5 stars
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    Really Made in CHINA

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

  6. 1.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great System, Bad Design

    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.

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    More features than listed

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

  8. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    expensive, but nice

    nice

  9. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    The best live center I have ever used!

    The best live center I have ever used!

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