Portable, space saving – yet delivers the capacity and the rugged stability of larger lathes. With the NOVAs unique VERSATURN® Accessories, transform your NOVA Comet II midi lathe into a all-in-one Wood Turning and Wood Working system. The NOVA Comet II Midi Lathe is perfect for a wide range of Wood Working projects. Shown with optional bed extension.
The CL series has long been at the heart of the Record Power range of woodturning lathes, having found their way into countless workshops of both professional and hobbyist woodturners for many decades. This new updated range builds on all the great design features that have made the previous machines so consistently popular, with a number of improvements and developments to give even greater performance and value for money.
The bed bars of both machines have increased diameters for improved stability and their length has been revised to be a more compact and practical 24” in length. Optional bed bar extensions are available for those who turn very large items between centres. The spindle thread of the lathes has been increased in size to the popular M33 thread, bringing it in line with our heaviest duty lathes to give unsurpassed solidity and increasing compatibility across the range.
The headstock features easy maintenance sealed-for-life bearings, 2 at the front and 1 at the rear of the spindle, providing excellent support for the movement of the spindle. The spindle itself is hollow, allowing a knockout bar to be used to aid removal of headstock accessories.
The tailstock, which now features a 2 Morse taper barrel, also has an upgraded hand wheel to the rear, making movement of the barrel much easier. The tool rest has an improved one-piece cast design with a larger 1” diameter stem, giving a more sturdy base to turn from with increased support for the chisel.
The CL3 remains a 5 speed lathe, offering ample options for all woodturning tasks, and the CL4 features the famous VSLK variable speed unit, offering incredible versatility with its responsive variable speed change.
Cast iron bed for rigidity
Speed control by lever action. No belt changing
Speed range 500-2200 rpm
Headstock thread M33x3.5 tpi
Head and tail taper MT2
Tailstock hole diam 10mm for boring lamp stands
Solid machine for serious hobbyist
Rated by Fine Woodworking as the best of the heavy duty lathes.
Electronic speed control gives high torque at low speeds.
Head stock can slide to any position on the bed.
Has 3 phase motor with inverter and can be used on 230 volt supply.
Polyvee belt drive for extra smooth power transmission.
Optional bed extension which increases length and diameter.