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NOVA VOYAGER DVR DRILL PRESS

4.25 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings

SKU:
USA and Canada – 58000
Australasia – 58001
UK – 58002
Europe – 58003

The worlds first smart Drill Press combines the best features of Drill presses with state of the art technology to make your project work more efficient, fun and safer. The NOVA Voyager DVR Drill Press is the most versatile Drill Press on the market, easily able to handle Wood, Metal, Plastics and Glass. It combines the proven technology with some great new features with intelligent ADAPTIVE CONTROL™ software that works for you to produce optimum conditions for your specific projects. The most innovative advancement since motors were first added to Drill Presses almost a century ago!

WARRANTY:
2-Year Full Replacement Motor and Controller
5-Year Full Replacement all other parts

Product Description

FEATURES AND BENEFITS: 

  • Using the unique DVR technology, the direct drive motor is incredibly smooth with no pulleys or belts to vibrate.
  • Sensors for superior safety, use and maintenance: Load, Depth, Vibration and Emergency Stop
  • Powerful 1.75HP/2HP Motor handles wood, metal, plastic and glass
  • 50-5500rpm variable speed for variety of projects (default is 50-3000rpm, option in settings to increase to 5500rpm)
  • No belts, quiet and smooth operation.
  • Intelligent Speed Selection to get the correct speed for the application
  • Slow Start Pilot Hole Function
  • Tapping Assist Function
  • Digital speed readout
  • Electronic Braking
  • Load Readout
  • Self Starting
  • Digital Quill Depth Readout
  • Dial Knob for precise speed adjustment
  • Forward/Reverse
  • 6” of quill travel in 2 revolutions of the handle
  • Adjustable mechanical stop coupled with Digital readout for accurate and repeatable actions
  • Intelligent Control – Easy to operate, the NOVA DVR range of machines are the only SMART machines on the market using Adaptive Control™ Software
  • High Torque Power – Instant power when you need it. With it’s 1.75HP/2HP high torque motor, exceptional structural strength and smart design, the NOVA Voyager has the power and capacity to handle a wide variety of projects with ease.
  • Faster, more efficient drilling – NOVA Voyager DVR delivers incredible turning smoothness. With no belts to cause vibration, a computer that automatically adjusts performance and solid cast iron construction, the Voyager is one smooth & quiet operator. This delivers the ability to drill faster and more efficiently.
  • Plug n’ Play Easy to use, push button electronic variable speed with forward and reverse.
  • Power Saving – Smart computer controlled motor only draws as much power as it needs for the project being worked on.  The DVR motor can save up to 50% energy and emissions over conventional motors.
  • Low Maintenance – Industrial grade electronics

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 1.75HP/2HP Direct Drive, Variable Speed DVR Motor
  • Class F Winding Insulation. Industrial spec for long life
  • Swing: 18”
  • Spindle Travel: 6”
  • Number of Spindle Speeds: Variable
  • Speed Range: 50-3000rpm is default (option in settings to increase to 5500rpm)
  • Spindle Taper: MT-2
  • Spindle Distance to Table: (Max.) 23 1/8” (587mm)
  • Spindle Distance to Base: 40.94” (1040mm)
  • Table Size (wood working)(L x W): 16 1/2″ x 16.1/2” (419mm x 419mm)
  • Table Tilt (Deg.): -45° to +45°
  • Table Rotation (Deg.): 360°
  • Chuck Size: 5/8” (3-16mm)
  • Column Diameter: 3.62” (92mm)
  • Base Size (L x W): 22 1/4” x 17 1/2″ (565mm x 445mm)
  • DVR High Torque Motor, Electronic Variable Speed, 1.75HP/2HP Direct Drive; Single Phase Input Supply, 110-120V, 15A, 1.75HP; 220-240V, 10-15A, 2HP (Requires optional plug change)


4 reviews for NOVA VOYAGER DVR DRILL PRESS

  1. 3 out of 5

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    Ok folks, here is my first impression after having owned this drill press for a few days.
    1) The “beep” used for depth sensing and other warnings is WAY, WAY, WAY too soft. The motor noise, plus the sound of drilling in most materials drowns out this beep and makes it useless.
    2) The chuck sucks. I make small boxes and frequently need to drill holes down to #33 and 1/16″. No way. This chuck only goes to 3mm.
    3) Calibration is not well explained. How are we supposed to ACCURATELY set the quill travel to 1″, 2″, 3″,etc. The manual is no help.
    Those are the “CONS”, the “PROS” are:
    1) Smoooooth power. No vibration, No belts, speed change is absolutely awesome
    2) The depth stop is really great, except that you can’t hear the warning “beep”. You have to wait until the drill stops.
    3) I love the speed table and it even includes the “fly cutter”.
    The PROS outweigh the CONS so far. I’ll update this review after a few months of use. I’d have given this a “5” is the beep was audible and the chuck would hold small drill bits.

  2. 4 out of 5

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    I’ve owned this about two weeks, and have drilled ~300 1-2″ diameter 2″ deep holes with Forstner bits, plus hundreds of smaller holes, in hardwood. So I’ve broken it in for a few hours already. There is zero vibration, and the motor is incredibly powerful not bogging down in any of that, and it’s solidly built. Love that there’s no pulleys to slip, and that the speed is infinitely variable. There are a few nits that could make this a 5-star drill press, however; since two of the three points are potentially software upgradeable, I am optimistic that a future enhancement will address this.
    – The beeping upon nearing a pre-set depth is hard to hear; ideally the volume could be adjusted
    – The optional auto-reverse upon reaching a pre-set depth is a great feature, but the reverse only goes for a second or so, which doesn’t give enough time to back out of a 2″ hole; ideally this too could be configured
    – The chuck doesn’t hold very small bits (~1/16″ or below), though I have a smaller drill press I can use for these

  3. 5 out of 5

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    I am very satisfied with the Nova Drill Press and would highly recommend it. The advanced features are useful for repetitive operations.
    I would like to have the ability to relocate the control panel and display as they are located too high to be compatible with bifocal glasses. An extension cable and housing for the controls and display would be great and I would purchase it, if available.
    Also, the audible tone volume is not loud enough to be useful, unable to hear it when machine is operating.
    Great machine!

    Gene White, Wichita, KS

  4. 5 out of 5

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    I am very satisfied with the Nova Drill Press and would highly recommend it. The advanced features are useful for repetitive operations.
    I would like to have the ability to relocate the control panel and display as they are located too high to be compatible with bifocal glasses. An extension cable and housing for the controls and display would be great and I would purchase it, if available.
    Also, the audible tone volume is not loud enough to be useful, unable to hear it when machine is operating.

    Gene White, Wichita, KS

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MANUAL:
Read Manual (.pdf) 833-voyager-drill-press-manual-final-version-17thoct-2016

BROCHURE:
Read Brochure (.pdf)
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REVIEWS: 
WWJ Review Oct 2016 (.pdf) novadrillpresswj10-16_review

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  • DVR Motor and controller
  • Woodworking Table (but able to hold other materials)
  • 2MT Drill Chuck
  • Fastenings
  • Instructions