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3.33 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings

24145 Europe, M33 x 3.5 RH, 220v AC motor
24146 USA/Canada/Japan, 1 ¼”8TPI RH, 115v AC motor
24147 Australasia, 1 ¼”8TPI RH, 230v AC Motor
24148 UK, 1 ¼”8TPI RH, 230v AC Motor

The NOVA 1624 II Lathe represents the most power, most versatility and most features of any comparable mid range lathe.

This updated model has a fresh new look in black to match the new NOVA Galaxi Lathe and the new NOVA Voyager Drill Press. All other features and benefits remain the same from the older model.

WARRANTY: 2-Years Motor, 5-Years Rest of Lathe

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Product Description


  • Powerful 1.5HP Motor, delivers continuous power. Provides 50% more power than comparable lathes on the market, to allow for much larger projects
  • Fantastic 8 speed range from 214 – 3600rpm (USA/Canada) & 178-3000 rpm (rest of world) low speed perfect for bowl turning.
  • 16″/400mm inboard swing
  • Up to 29″/740mm outboard swing, using the fast and easy to use optional outrigger accessory
  • 24″/600mm between centers, extendable in 20″/510mm increments with optional bed extension accessory
  • Quality materials – Solid Cast Iron throughout for rock solid performance.
  • Stationary lathe capabilities in a compact workspace. Incredible power in a compact working space, great for those who need all the workshop space they can get! The full 360 deg swivel head and articulated Outrigger Accessory means that turning even large bowls (29”) you are still turning in the same compact working envelope.
  • Strong 2MT spindles
  • Easy speed change
  • Easy speed viewer
  • NOVA smart accessories – lathe accessories are common between the models, meaning any money invested in the accessories isn’t wasted if you upgrade your NOVA lathe
  • Fully 360° Swivel head – position work where you want it, makes your turning more comfortable and saves you workshop space.
  • Precision Machining.
  • Spindle Lock and 24 Division Index
  • Heavy Duty Bearings
  • Long reach toolslides, designed to take advantage for the extra capacity the NOVA lathes offer. These feature easy grip rubber handles.
  • Extendable Beds – make your lathe as long as your project requires, without having permanently taking up workshop room! (Additional Accessory item)
  • Quick Action Cam Controls – precisely adjust to your requirements, fast
  • Large range of accessories
  • True Swivel head – easy on the back and allows turner to operate in a compact working area – great for those who need extra workshop space.
  • Superior bowl turning performance, the only lathe in its segment with a true swivel head & outrigger for bowls up to 29”. Nova 1624 has more power, lower speeds and the capacity to handle really large bowls.
  • 50% more power available than others in the same segment with a massive 1.5HP motor.
  • The 1624 is the only lathe on the market in this price bracket with this much versatility
  • Reversible motor – Great for finishing and left handed turners.
  • Adjustable vibration dampening stand – Feet individually adjustable to suit floor level, included with lathe.


  • Bowl turning capacity: 400mm/16″ onboard. 740mm/29″ outboard. (Using optional outrigger accessory)
  • Between centers: Standard 600mm/24″. Extendable to as long as you want in 510mm/20″ increments, using optional bed extension accessory.
  • HP: 1.5HP (115V)
  • Speed range: 215 – 3600 rpm
  • Spindle Thread: 1 1/4″ 8TPI RH (USA, Canada, Australasia & UK), M33 x 3.5 RH (Europe excluding UK)
  • Tailstock: 2MT hollow
  • Swivel head: 360 degree swivel and lock at any position, plus detent locating positions at 0, 22.5, 45, 90 and 315 (for left hand turners) degrees. High accuracy and easy swivel.
  • Indexing: 24 Division
  • Warranty: 2 Year full replacement on motor, 5 years full replacement on all other parts


  • SKU 55224 Bed Extension Accessory (Black)
  • SKU 55223 Outrigger Accessory (Black)

WEIGHT: 251 Lbs / 114kgs including stand and motor

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3 reviews for NOVA 1624 II LATHE

  1. 2 out of 5


    One last thing, the replacement spindle I was sent was very obviously used. There where wear marks from where the bearings had ridden, and gouges and scrapes all over. The threads were also dinged up and had a gouge from where the grub screw on a chuck or face plate had been tightened and drug along when removing the chuck/face plate. Now I have a new lathe, with used parts, that I had to install myself in order to get it working without having to send it back. It does run true now, but between the customer support failure and used parts, I wish I would have went with a different lathe from a more reputable company.

    Also, don’t even bother filling out an online help ticket, Mine was opened for over a week with no response, until they closed it. No contact, nothing. If you do buy something from NOVA and have a problem with it, don’t even bother with the help ticket, or calling customer service, just call in and ask for a sales representative, it seems like they are the only ones who will actually stand behind their products and get the problems taken care of.

    I gave it 2 stars because it does run decently for its price, once you finish rebuilding it that is.

  2. 5 out of 5


    This is a great lathe and best in class. Heavy but compact stand. Good power motor. Runs quiet. Just a great lathe!

  3. 3 out of 5


    It’s a shame you have to buy two motors in order to get the upgrade motor. It’s stuff like that that caused the Boston tea party!

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Link to the Frequently Asked Questions of this product
NOVA 1624 II

Important Notice: 1624 II limited issue
14th Dec 2016 ​
D​uring a routine inspection, we have found that a small % of the new NOVA 1624 II Lathes have the motor reversed.
We are supplying new stickers to show this configuration for the small number of customers who have this issue.
If you are experiencing any issues, please stop using your NOVA 1624 II lathe and contact us.
We will issue you with a new motor switch sticker to correct this problem. ​
An outline of the corrective action can be found How to replace motor direction palte on 1624 II lathe. If you are at all uncertain, please don’t use your lathe and contact us to discuss.

Note this applies to a limited number of units, in a finite batch. All future batches do not have this issue and additional processes and checks have been put in place to ensure this does not happen again. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

1 x Motor 1.5HP AC (see below for details)
1 x Cast Iron Box Section Metal Stand
1 x 2MT Spur Drive Centre
1 x 2MT Live Drive Centre
1 x 3”/80mm Steel Faceplate
1 x 12”/300mm Cast Iron Toolrest
Fastenings, Manual