5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings

This lathe combines 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 NOVA Galaxi DVR™ is the most versatile lathe on the market. It combines proven technology with cutting edge features. Able to handle a wide range of work from very small pens to large 29″/750mm bowls and long spindle work (using optional Outrigger accessory). Using the unique DVR™ technology, the direct drive motor is incredibly smooth with no pulleys or belts to vibrate. The NOVA DVR™ series are the only smart lathes on the market, the ONLY lathes to feature intelligent ADAPTIVE CONTROL™ software that works for the turner to produce optimum turning conditions for your specific projects.

SKU: 55214

Product Description


  • Headstock can slide along to the bed to provide a maximum bowl turning capacity from the end of the bed.
  • Forward and Reverse
    (expandable to 29” capacity outboard with optional outrigger accessory and 44” between centers).
  • Power to Turn and Burn
    2HP (220v) and 1.75 (115v) Direct Drive DVR Motor offers more power/torque than any competitive 16″ lathe on the market.
  • 5 Favorite Speeds, PLUS NEW Dial in Speed Control
    Enables you to program your most used speeds for efficient project set ups. First NOVA DVR™ lathe to feature dial in speed control for faster, more precise speed setting.
  • Solid CAD designed Cast Iron Stand included as standard equipment
    Exclusive larger design with CAD designed ribbing for structural strength and a provision for a tool shelf. Designed to allow for custom shelves (to add to the stand, if desired). Shelves are not supplied with the stand.
  • Stationary lathe capabilities in a compact workspace.
    Incredible power in a compact working space, great for those who need all the space they can get! The swivel head and articulated Outrigger Accessory (additional purchase) means that even when turning large bowls, you are still turning in the same compact working envelope. Slide the headstock along the bed for larger projects.
  • 360° Swivel head
    Position work where you want it, makes your turning more comfortable and saves space.
  • Incredible Speed Range
    100rpm – 5,000rpm. Perfect for a wide variety of projects from small pens to large bowls and platters.
  • Stationary lathe capabilities in a compact workspace
  • High Torque
    Delivers high torque from its start speed making it well suited for low speed turning. There is no belt drive – full power output is available at the spindle.
  • Intelligent Drive
    The computer analyzes (100s of time per second) both the spindle position and the power required to maintain a given speed. As cutting tool pressure is increased the drive adds more power. This differs from a ‘dumb’ AC or DC where there is no connection between the power supplied and the actual spindle requirements.
  • Up to 50% Energy Efficiency
    The DVR motor only draws as much power as necessary – this means it is very efficient in its power use and runs very cool, adding years to your motor
  • Low Maintenance
    The DVR is a simple motor – the complexity is in the electronics. It has few mechanical parts with no belts, pulleys – the motor and lathe headstock are a fully integrated whole. There are no brushes or magnets and only one set of very robust industrial grade stator windings.



  • Bowl Turning Capacity
    16″/406.4mm inboard
    29″/736mm outboard (Using optional outrigger accessory)
  • Between Centers
    Standard 44″/1117mm
  • Power Output
    1.75 HP (115V) / 2 HP (220 V)
    Comes standard with 1.75 HP (115V)
  • Speed Range
    100 – 5000 RPM continuous variable speed
  • Spindle Thread
    1 1/4″ 8TPI RH (USA, Canada, Australasia & UK)
    M33 x 3.5 RH (Europe excluding UK)
  • Tailstock
    2MT Hollow (Self-Ejecting)
  • 360° Swivel Head
  • Indexing: 24 Division



  • Solid cast iron throughout
  • Strong 2MT spindles
  • Long reach toolslides
  • Quick Action Cam Control – precisely adjust to your requirements, fast
  • Large range of accessories
  • Large text option
  • Speed knob
  • Electronic auto braking
  • Electronic speed chart
  • Favorite speed setting
  • Speed ramp profiles
  • Idle motor detection
  • Upgradeable firmware
  • Password protection


2-years: DVR Motor and Controller
5-Years: Mechanical and parts

4 reviews for NOVA GALAXI DVR LATHE (SKU 55214)

  1. 5 out of 5


    I bought my Galaxi at the woodturners symposium at a fantastic price and they even threw in a free remote. I can’t say enough about the great customer service from this company. The lathe came wired for plugging in to 110 outlet and I thought when I got it home I would really want to change it over to the 220 to gain the extra 1/4 horsepower but have not done so yet it seems to have plenty of power for even the larger bowls. I love many of the extra features on this lathe, my favorite being able to turn the headstock so I can look into the bowl without bending over the lathe to see whats going on as I turn inside. I also have purchased some of the extras, one I would recommend for everyone would be the alignment tool. Thanks Technatool for the thinking out of the box & please keep coming up with the innovating ideas.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Do not buy this lathe, you will never get anything else done because you will fall in love with this machine. All I want to do is turn and I have never like turning except a few pen’s and knobs for thing I had built. Now I take crappy wood and old firewood and make great things.

  3. 5 out of 5


    I’ve owned my Nova Galaxi for a bit over a year, upgraded from a Nova DVR XP, which I had for 9 years. I like my DVR XP a lot and got great use of it. I LOVE my Galaxi, sliding headstock, choice of button or know speed control. VERY beefy cast iron absorbs vibration. It’s a great lathe and joy to use. Thank you Nova for so many great products!
    Absolutely no affiliation, I just appreciate quality, value and great customer service.

  4. 5 out of 5


    Have owned two other lathes which worked fine until I discovered the Nova Galaxi DVR. Have had so much more enjoyment in turning and am willing to try new wood products on this lathe. I feel this is the lathe of the future with features that other turners wish they had. Was introduced to an older model Nova which has now been upgraded and now have to say we are in competition for best work.

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Striatech DVR motor & Controller, 2HP (220v) and 1.75HP (115v)
• Cast Iron Stand
• 150mm/6″ faceplate
• 300mm /12″ toolrest
• 2MT live Centre
• 2MT spur Centre
• Knock Out Bar
• Manual & Fastenings

Galaxi DVR 1644 link to FAQ

Visit striatech.com to read more about the intelligent motor features they can add to your lathe.


USA and CAN: 1 1/4”8 TPI  SKU 55214
Aus and NZ : 1 1/4”8TPI SKU 55215
UK: M33 x 3.5RH 230v SKU 55219
EU: M33 x 3.5RH 230v SKU 55217

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