5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings


This NOVA wood turning lathe machine combines the best features of larger wood lathes – power, capacity, and capability with state of the art technology to ensure your turning is more efficient, safer, and more fun! The NOVA Galaxi DVR™ (DIGITAL VARIABLE RELUCTANCE) WOODTURNING LATHE (SKU 55214) is the most versatile lathe on the market. Able to handle a wide range of woodturning work from small pens to large 29″/750mm bowls and long spindle work (using optional Outrigger accessory, sold separately). With no pulleys or belts to vibrate or replace, our unique DVR™ (DIGITAL VARIABLE RELUCTANCE) direct drive motor is incredibly smooth . The DVR™ (DIGITAL VARIABLE RELUCTANCE) series from NOVA is powered by Striatech and is the only smart lathe series available on the market, and the ONLY lathe to feature intelligent ADAPTIVE CONTROL™ software that works for the wood turner to produce optimum woodturning conditions for your specific projects.

We are excited to now offer an Extended Warranty on the Galaxi! Click HERE for more information.


Product Description



Forward and Reverse
Expandable to 29” capacity outboard with optional outrigger accessory and 44” between centers.

Power to Burn
2HP (220v) and 1.75 (110v) Direct Drive DVR™ (Digital Variable Reluctance) Motor (powered by Striatech) offers more power/torque than any competitive 16″ wood turning lathe machine on the market.

Up to 50% Energy Efficiency
The DVR™ (Digital Variable Reluctance) motor only draws as much power as necessary – this means it is highly efficient in its power use and runs very cool, adding years of longevity to your motor.

8 Favorite Speeds, PLUS Dial in Speed Control for Faster, More Precise Speed Setting
Favorite Speed feature enables you to program your most used speeds for efficient project setup.

Solid CAD designed Cast Iron Stand 
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. Shelves are not supplied with the stand (sold separately).

Incredible Power in a Compact Workspace 
Great for those who need all the space they can get! The swivel head and articulated Outrigger Accessory (sold separately) means that even when turning large bowls, you are still turning in the same compact space. 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 100 – 5,000 RPM
Perfect for a wide variety of projects from small pens to large bowls and platters.

High Torque
Delivers high torque right from the start – making it well suited for low-speed turning. No belts to change – full power output is available at the spindle.

Intelligent Drive
The computer analyzes (100s of times 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.

Low Maintenance
The DVR™ (Digital Variable Reluctance) is a simple motor – the complexity is in the electronics. It has few mechanical parts with no belts, pulleys – the motor and lathe machine headstock are a fully integrated whole. There are no brushes or magnets and only one set of very robust industrial grade stator windings and we stand by our technology offering a comprehensive warranty of 2 years on the motor and electronics.


  • 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) – NOTE: 220V/2 HP requires plug change
  • 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 the 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

Weight: 436lbs/198kgs
Dimensions: 73.4 x 19.5 x 49.6 inches

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


  1. 5 out of 5

    Arthur Cowger

    Have been running this lathe for about 3 years and still can’t believe the performance of the direct drive motor. Have owned two other lathes and have used quite a few of my friends lathes. It is outstanding. It has the features that are not on other lathes the same size. I use 120 Volts for the 1.75 HP which is enough for my turnings up to a 21″ bowl.

  2. 5 out of 5

    John Deryck Chatham Ontario Canada

    I purchased my new Nova Galaxy last April. I had it sitting in my shop til just a week ago because of other job commitments. I started to turn a few green wood bowls and just don’t want to stop. I have a large chunk of maple I want to turn very shortly and I am excited about it. This is a great lathe so far. Thanks Nova

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lyndon Muth

    Upgraded to the 1644 lathe from a Midi and I am extremely pleased with its performance so far. Tech support has been very responsive and helpful in answering all of my questions I had during setup. Topping the list of pros for me is the swivel headstock to aide in hollowing bowls. The speed set point being displayed prior to start up is a safety feature in my books as I had experienced some surprise high speed starts on my old lathe. Very smooth and quiet operation. Torque is very impressive at all speeds. Speed selection options are impressive between favourites, dial coarse/fine adjusting and selecting right from the speed chart pretty clever. Electronic brake is adaptive adjusting to speed and weight of the workpiece. I look forward to several years of turning enjoyment from this lathe. Acruline alignment tool is a must have.
    L Muth

  4. 5 out of 5

    Marc Paulson

    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.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mike Weaks

    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.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Stephen Speiser

    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.

  7. 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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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

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.



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