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The NOVA DVR is the world's only intelligent lathe, combining the best features of larger woodturning lathes - power, capacity and capability - with state of the art technology to make your turning more efficient, fun and safer.

Manuals & Instructions
Manual in English
Manual in German
Energy Saving
Operational advantage
Independent Reviews
Heavy Duty Lathe Test, (Fine Woodworking, April 2007)
Why buy a DVR XP lathe, (Creative woods magazine, New Zealand, June 2006)


Smoothness - Coin Test
XP Features 1
XP Features 2
XP Features 3
XP Features 4
Safety Sense-Chisel Dig In
Swivel Headstock 1
Swivel Headstock 2
Related Pages
NOVA Lathe Overview
About Swivel Head
NOVA lathe Accessories 
SuperNova2 Chuck
NOVA G3 Chuck
NOVA Precision Midi Chuck
NOVA Titan Chuck
Remove the DVR headstock
Change the Control Board 
Current Overload error
RP states error step 1
RP states error step 2

Changing from 115 to 220v

 Adding 220v switch to DVR XP in the USA

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2 Years on all Electronics

5 Years on all other parts


The NOVA DVR XP is the world’s only intelligent woodlathe, combining the best features of larger lathes – power, capacity and capability with state of the art technology to make your turning more efficient, fun and safer.  

The DVR XP is the most versatile lathe on the market. It combines the proven technology from it’s predecessor NOVA DVR 3000 with some great new features.  For more on the DVR technology, click HERE.  

It is able to handle a wide range of work from very small pens to large 29”/740mm bowls and long spindles works (using Outrigger and Bed Extension accessories)   


Using the unique DVR technology, the direct drive motor is incredibly smooth with no pulleys or belts to vibrate.

The DVR XP is the only smart lathe on the market, the ONLY lathe to feature intelligent ADAPTIVE CONTROL™ software that works for the turner to produce optimum turning conditions for your specific projects.


Features standard on all NOVA Lathes:

  • Quality materials – Solid Cast Iron throughout.
  • 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 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
  • 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.  
  • Long reach toolslides, designed to take advantage for the extra capacity the NOVA lathes offer.
  • 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 Capacities
  • Great Speed Range
  • Large range of accessories
  • Comprehensive Warranties

Additional DVR XP Features & Benefits

  • Intelligent Control

Easy to operate, the NOVA DVR XP is the only SMART lathe on the market, using Adaptive Control™ Software. The intelligent computerised control assists you with your turning, for instance, measuring the weight of the workpiece and adjusting the performance accordingly, the ability to sense faults in the set up and advise, sense safety issues such as chisel dig ins and spindle lock, and instantly shuts down power to the spindle. 

  • High Torque Power

Instant power when you need it. With it’s 1.75 (115vv)/2HP (220v) high torque motor, exceptional structural strength and smart design, it’s not only easy to convert to outrigger work for larger bowls and to extend spindle capacity with add on beds, but the lathe has the power and capacity to handle it with ease.

  • Faster, more efficient turning

NOVA DVR XP delivers incredible turning smoothness. With no belts or pulleys to cause vibration, a computer that automatically adjusts performance and solid cast iron construction, the DVR XP is one smooth operator. This delivers the ability to turn faster and more efficiently and cuts down on sanding time. The 5 FAVOURITE SPEEDS function also enables you to preselect your most used speeds, finishing your project faster.

  • Plug n’ Play

Easy to use, push button electronic variable speed with forward and reverse.

  • Safety Sensing

Computer control instantly cuts power to the spindle if it senses a chisel dig in, or if the spindle lock is on when wanting to turn the spindle.

  • 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 80% energy and emissions over conventional motors. C

  • Low Maintenance

Industry grade electronics


Product Technical Specification
  • 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: 1.75 HP (115V) / 2 HP (220 V) 

  • Speed range: 100 - 3500 continual variable speed

  • 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, 4 and 90 degree. High accuracy and easy swivel.

  • Net Weight (Std): 82kgs/181lbs

  • Indexing: 24 Division

Standard Equipment
  • DVR XP motor & Controller

  • 80mm/3" faceplate

  • 300mm / 12" toolrest  

  • 2MT live centre.

  • 2MT spur Centre

  • Manual & Fastenings  

  • Hand wheel