|Forum topic by shipwright||posted 01-08-2017 12:19 AM||914 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
01-08-2017 12:19 AM
I just replied on a thread about the new Nova DVR drill press and it made me take a look at a few things. For one I checked the price on Nova's DVR lathe. They are both very nice tools with lots of very cool bells and whistles.
That makes me feel better about the $1689 that I spent to put a very similar motor in my ShopSmith. The SS PowerPro upgrade switches out the old motor, spindle and speed changer for new parts including the DVR (Teknatool) motor and digital controller. This gives me arguably a better drill press and a better lathe than the Nova tools. And to boot I get digital DVR performance on my table saw, planer, bandsaw, sanders, jointer and with another couple of upgrades I can also use the powerhead under the table as a shaper / router table. I get all these tools with 2Hp digitally controlled DVR power. My total outlay to upgrade my SS Mark V 510 to a virtual Mark 7 was around $3200.
I’m very happy with the whole setup. I liked SS a lot before but this is a whole new level of performance and it still fits in my little shop.
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