My review of the Nova DVR Drill Press
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As I say in the video, it is the first real innovation in drill presses since the electric motor.
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  Re: My review of the Nova DVR Drill Press by handi ([video=youtube]https...)
Can you measure runout at full extension?

Thanks for the video BTW.
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  Re: RE: My review of the Nova DVR Drill Press by Huxleywood (Can you measure runo...)
I will have to see if I still have the right measuring tools to do so.

I can tell you this though: being direct drive, there is far less runout than I have normally encountered. I was able to use a rosette cutter (seen briefly in the video) with great results, very little tear out or chatter.

Using the circle cutter also gives better than normal edges.
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  Re: RE: My review of the Nova DVR Drill Press by handi (I will have to see i...)
Thanks, much appreciated.
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  Re: RE: My review of the Nova DVR Drill Press by Huxleywood (Thanks, much appreci...)
The really surprising part is that this drill press is priced within $100.00 of the big Powermatic floor model.
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  Re: RE: My review of the Nova DVR Drill Press by handi (The really surprisin...)
(11-03-2016, 05:42 PM)handi Wrote: The really surprising part is that this drill press is priced within $100.00 of the big Powermatic floor model.

If you buy online it may be a little more since the Powermatic prices include residential liftgate delivery so it depends on the seller since I have not seen free shipping on an Teknatool lathe, but I could be wrong.  

For me I have to add the price of a decent (enough for wood) keyless chuck, I will never go back to a keyed chuck.

The PM 2800b also has some other bells and whistles that may be more important to some than others, but this is an intriguing press in a lot of ways.
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  Re: My review of the Nova DVR Drill Press by handi ([video=youtube]https...)
Pretty darn nice, you did good to keep your hands away from that circle cutter .
What the Heck, Give it a Try
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  Re: RE: My review of the Nova DVR Drill Press by Bucko (Pretty darn nice, y...)
I have great respect for those suckers.

One nice feature of the Voyager is that the DVR system monitors resistance thousands of times per second. If it notes a big spike in the resistance, like when a bit catches as it punches through, it will lock up the brake, minimizing potential damage.

The DVR lathe has this feature too. I caught a tool once. You could clearly see the gouge line not quite one full revolution around the part. It stopped before I even realized there was an issue.

Not quite "Press Stop", but a nice feature.
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  Re: My review of the Nova DVR Drill Press by handi ([video=youtube]https...)
I have to say that is pretty slick. Who is selling them, all
My google-fu is returning is Rockler.
-Marc

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  Re: RE: My review of the Nova DVR Drill Press by WaterlooMarc (I have to say that i...)
(11-03-2016, 07:13 PM)WaterlooMarc Wrote: I have to say that is pretty slick. Who is selling them, all
My google-fu is returning is Rockler.

I think they have yet to ship any of the production models, as I understand it they are close.  I know Toolnut will have them and probably all the retailers of Nova Lathes.
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