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Portable, space saving – yet delivers the capacity and the rugged stability of larger lathes. With the NOVA’s unique Versaturn Accessories you can transform your NOVA Comet II Midi Lathe into an all-in-one woodturning and woodworking system. The NOVA Comet II Midi Lathe is perfect for a wide range of woodworking projects.

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Product Description

Powerful Electronic Variable Speed Motor
250 RPM to 4,000 RPM
Perfect choice for a variety of projects from pens to bowls.

Forward and Reversing Switch
Offers additional flexibility and allows you to achieve a superior finish.

12″ Swing Capacity Over Bed and 16.5″ Between Centers
Extendable with bed extension accessory.

3 Step Pulley System
Offers different speed ranges while providing maximum flexibility.
The middle step usually provides enough range for most woodturning applications.
The additional 2 steps provide more torque for more demanding applications.

NOVA Versaturn® Adaptable Technology Accessories
With the Versaturn® Coupler, these accessories can turn your Comet II into a:
– Grinding Wheel
– 6″ Wire Brush

(Each accessory is sold separately. Can only be fitted to the Comet II Lathe)

Plus these Additional Features ( standard on all NOVA Lathes):

  • Quality materials – Solid Cast Iron throughout.
  • Strong 2MT spindles
  • NOVA smart accessories
    Lathe accessories are common between the models
  • Precision Machining
  • Long reach toolslides, designed to take advantage of the extra capacity the NOVA lathes offer
  • Extendable beds
  • Quick Action Cam Controls – precisely adjust to your requirements, fast

Technical Specifications:

  • Bowl turning capacity: 12″/300mm inboard.
  • Between centers: Standard 16.5″/419mm. Extendable to 42″/1066mm, using optional bed extension accessory.
  • HP: 3/4HP, 120v single phase, 60Hz, Variable Speed
  • Speed range: 250 – 4,000 RPM.
  • Spindle Thread: 1″ x 8TPI RH.
  • Tailstock: 2MT hollow, quill travel 1.6″/40.60mm.

1 Year Motor and Controller
2 Year Mechanical and parts


NOVA Comet Bed Extension
Extends length of lathe. Perfect for longer spindle projects.

NOVA Comet Stand
Rugged tubular steel and adjustable design. Provides a mobile and stable support for Comet II.
V-style legs allow for more room under the lathe for easy maneuvering. Mounts directly to your Comet II.

1 review for NOVA COMET II MIDI LATHE (SKU 46300 AND 71118)

  1. 5 out of 5


    I purchased this Lathe, Model 46300 Nova Comet ll New Version, in September of 2016, after selling my Jet Lathe of comparable size with an extension. I am SO HAPPY that I made the switch! The ease of working with this Lathe, and my dealings with Andrew and Jon Ford down in Saint Petersburg, just made everything all the better! While I am somewhat of a beginner Turner, I am having a ball making Pen’s with this Fine machine. I can’t wait till I start on other project’s like bowls and such! Thank You Teknatool…….

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Additional Accessories:

NOVA Comet bed extension
SKU 47001
Enables the Comet II Midi Lathe to be extended in length, perfect for longer spindle projects.

NOVA Comet Stand
SKU 47050
Enables the Comet II Midi Lathe to be mounted on a stand.

The Comet II Stand has a rugged tubular steel and adjustable design providing a mobile and stable work support for the Comet II Midi-Lathe.
V-style legs that allow for more room under the lathe for easy maneuvering. Mounts directly to your Comet II Midi Lathe.

NOVA G3 Comet II Reversible Chuck 
SKU 48232
Auto-stop jaw slides, enhanced jaw gearing and reverse lock features that ensure the G3 Comet II Reversible chuck will remain engaged and locked on the spindle (for use in forward and reverse). Exclusively for the NOVA Comet II Midi Lathe.

Comet II Lathe (USA) 46300
Comet II Lathe + Reversible G3 Chuck 46301
Comet II Lathe (UK) 46400
Comet II Lathe + G3 Reversible Bundle for UK Market 46401
Comet II Lathe + Chisels + G3 Reversible Bundle US Market 4630

  • 3″/80mm faceplate
  • 6″/152mm toolrest
  • 2MT live center
  • 2MT spur center
  • Manual & fastenings
  • Hand wheel
  • Knock out bar

California Residents Proposition 65
WARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals ​(Rust Prevention Oil) ​which are known to the State of California to cause cancer​. ​Always wash your hands after unpacking the product for first use and use in a well ventilated area. Dispose of packaging bags thoughtfully.

For more information go to: P65Warnings.ca.gov