5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating


Combines the best features of larger lathes – power, capacity and capability with state of the art technology to make you’re turning more efficient, fun and safer. Saturn DVR is the most versatile lathe on the market, combining proven technology from its predecessor NOVA DVR XP with some great new features.

SKU: 55241

Product Description

Intelligent control
Easy to operate, the NOVA Saturn is a DVR SMART lathe and uses Adaptive Control™ Software. The intelligent computerized control assists you with your turning. It measures the weight of the workpiece and continually adjusts performance accordingly. It senses faults in the setup and advises of safety issues- such as chisel dig in and spindle lock. It then instantly shuts down power to the spindle.

High Torque/Powerful Motor
Instant power when you need it. With its 1.75HP(110V) /2HP(220V), high torque motor powered by STRIATECH not only is it easy to convert to outrigger work for larger bowls, but the lathe also has the power and capacity to handle it with ease.

Faster, more efficient turning
NOVA Saturn DVR Lathe delivers incredible turning smoothness with no belts or pulleys to cause the vibration. The DVR motor powered by STRIATECH is controlled by a computer which automatically adjusts the motor for optimal performance. With its solid cast iron construction, the Saturn is a very smooth and stable operator. The lathe’s smooth operation allows it to run faster and efficiently, cutting down sanding time.

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.

Exceptional Structural Strength
Solid cast iron throughout, trapezoidal, vibration dampening bed design, heavy duty Trimax triple bearing system.

Greater Capacity
16″/406mm inboard, 29″/737mm outboard (using optional Outrigger Accessory) 24″/610mm Between Centers, fully extendable beds – (optional accessory)) 20″/508mm per segment to go as long as you like. Cost-effective and easy to add capacity.

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 Striatech DVR motor can save up to 80% energy and emissions over conventional motors.

Low Maintenance
Industry grade electronics

  • Quality Material – Solid Cast Iron throughout
  • Strong 2MT spindles
  • NOVA Smart Accessories – Common accessories between NOVA lathes
  • 360° Swivel head
  • Precision Machining
  • Long Reach Toolslides
  • Extendable Beds (Additional Accessory Item)
  • Quick Action Cam Control – precisely adjust to your requirements
  • Large Capacity
  • Great Speed Range
  • Large Range of Accessories
  • Comprehensive Warranty
  • Intelligent Control

Standard Equipment:

  • Lathe
  • Cast-Iron Stand
  • 3″ Faceplate
  • 12″ Tool Rest
  • 2MT Live Tail Center
  • 2MT Drive Center


Bowl Turning Capacity
406mm/16″ onboard
737mm/29″ outboard (Using optional outrigger accessory)

Between Centers
Standard 610mm/24″(Extendable to as long as you want in 508mm/20″ increments, using optional bed extension accessory)

10 Favorite Speeds
Enables user to easily program in their top 10 speeds which is selectable at the touch of a button

Power Output
1.75 HP (110V) / 2 HP (220 V)

Speed Range
100 – 5,000RPM

Spindle Thread
1-1/4″ x 8TPI RH (USA, Canada & Australasia)
M33 x 3.5 RH (Europe including the UK) Tailstock 2MT Hollow

360° Swivel Head
360° Swivel and lock at any position, plus locating positions at 0, 22, 4 and 90°
High accuracy and easy swivel

24 Division

Total Weight: 313 lbs/141kgs
Lathe and Motor: 202 lbs/91.6kgs
Stand: 111 lbs/50.3kgs

Dimensions: 43 x 1 1 x 19 inches

2 Year Full Replacement Motor and Electronics
5 Year Full Replacement Mechanical

Click here for the manual

DVR Trifold brochure

Visit striatech.com to find out how a Striatech motor can sophisticate your application.

1 review for NOVA SATURN DVR LATHE (55241)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Hazel Dewar

    I love my Saturn. I have access to other brands of lathes at the guild such as vicmarc and jet and I still like going back to my Nova. The controls are at an ideal height, the emergency stop is magnetic, so it can be placed wherever you feel is the best spot for you. Everything about it is fantastic. I would like to get a midi for ease of transport when I travel for turning. My next lathe will most definitely be another Nova.

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Available products
SKU: 55241 Saturn Lathe 1 ¼”8TPI RH, 1.75HP 115v DVR Motor (USA)
SKU: 55242 Saturn Lathe 1 ¼”8TPI RH, 2HP 230v DVR Motor (Australia/NZ)
SKU: 55223 Outrigger Accessory, Black
SKU: 55224 Bed Extension Accessory, Black

Standard Equipment

  • Striatech DVR XP motor & Controller
  • 80mm/3″ faceplate
  • 300mm / 12″ toolrest
  • 2MT live centre.
  • 2MT spur Centre
  • Manual & Fastenings
  • Hand wheel

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