NOVA Neptune Midi DVR Lathe (Benchtop)

Item: TR55702



Product Description

NOVA Neptune 15" Digital Direct Drive Benchtop Lathe

Experience all the features of a full-size DVR machine on benchtop lathe with Neptune, the new 1.5HP lathe with an intelligent direct-drive digital motor from Straitech that’s redefining what a midi lathe can do. Neptune goes far beyond any other lathe in its class: just a twist of a knob and speed can be adjusted from 100 rpm up to 4000 rpm with no sacrifice in torque.  Neptunes outstanding machine features and specifications include a 360-degree pivoting and sliding head, a 15” (381mm) over bed swing with 18” (457mm) between centers. Whether you’re turning large projects or small, Neptune’s unparalleled, smart motor technology from Striatech has an easy-to-use, software-driven controller and provides the ultimate in smooth performance, intelligent control, and power under load.

Industry Best Warranty: 10 years coverage on the digital motor and 5 years on the electronic and mechanical*. 

Smart Direct Drive: With no belts or pulleys, simply choose your material, pick up your chisel, and get to work. The M33 lathe spindle is the rotor of Neptune’s smart, direct drive digital motor from Striatech: it has more than enough power (Peak Power 1.5HP) – and high torque power at low rpms – with an instantly adjustable speed range of 100 rpm to 4,000 rpm. Neptune can virtually handle any conceivable project requirement.

Intelligent Computer Control: Neptunes software applications open up a whole new universe of lathe control functions that do not exist in traditional wood lathes. Using its superior, digital direct drive system, all the power you desire is at your fingertips for smooth, vibration-free efficiency over Neptunes’s vast speed range.

Customize Speed Settings: There are 4 speed customizable speed settings. These are convenient for presetting your favorite turning speeds or for presetting specific project speeds (from rough, shaping, fine detail and finishing).   

Speed Ramp – Nebula has two speed ramp settings which are customizable in the menu:

  • Normal Mode: a moderate speed ramp-up – suitable for most turning situations
  • Extra Large Mode (X-Lge/unbalance): slowly ramp up to the set speed – ideal for large, heavy, or unbalanced workpiece

Electronic Braking: A fundamental part of woodturning is stopping a moving workpiece to examine the cut and shaping progress. Stopping the lathe quickly saves time and is safer than the operator using their hand on the hand wheel or workpiece. With Nebula, you can brake quickly and safely: adjustable electronic braking is set in the menu – from a soft 1% to a substantial 19%.

Power Saving: Neptune has the potential to save up to 80% in power consumption when compared to regular AC/DC powered lathes.

Neptune’s powerful computer-controlled digital motor also monitors motor conditions, providing the right power to maintain the speed set when varying loads (e.g. chisel cutting force) are applied to the workpiece. As the cutting force varies, the computer only draws enough power to meet the conditions and maintain speed.

The 360° swiveling headstock locks at any position and includes locating pin detents at 0°, 22.5°, 45°, 90°, and 180°.  The 4" tailstock is self-ejecting.  The bed has CAD designed webbing to absorb vibration throughout the bed length and provides exceptional structural strength.

Also included are a knock-out bar, 9” (229mm) Tool Rest, Live Center, 2MT Spur Center, 3” (80mm) Face Plate, USB A-A Cable, 3mm, 10mm, 14mm Allan Keys.

Customer Reviews


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 (115V) / 2 HP (220 V)

Speed Range
100 – 5,000RPM

Spindle Thread
M33 x 3.5 RH 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

Weight & Dimensions

Assembled Dimensions: 33” x 17” x 15” (838mm x 432mm x 381mm)

Assembled Weight: 125 lbs (56.70kg)
Shipped Dimensions: 36” x 19” x 17” (914mm x 483mm x 432mm)

Shipped Weight: 143 lbs (64.86kg)

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