Supernova2 or Nova G3?

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Forum topic by nick85 posted 04-10-2012 03:16 PM 5023 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-10-2012 03:16 PM

Hi guys. I’ve reached the point where makeshift rigs aren’t quite cutting it for my lathe, and need (pronounced: want) a self-centering chuck. Two pretty good deals right now on Amazon are either the Supernova2 $140+free shipping, or a Nova G3 $110+free shipping. Either way, I’ll need to get the 3/4”-16 adapter to fit my lathe, so that’s another $20.

At the moment my lathe holds 12”, and I’m not sure if I’ll updgrade to something larger in the future. Would the Supernova2 be overkill, or should I err on the side of possible updgrades? Either way, my next paycheck can’t come soon enough… =p

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#1 posted 04-10-2012 04:44 PM

I’ve got both and am well pleased with each one. For the price difference I’d go with the Supernova2. It’s not that much bigger and you’d be set if you upgrade to a larger lathe.

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#2 posted 04-10-2012 06:06 PM

I’ve also got both. I would recomment the SuperNova2. (my G3 now lives on a Jet Mini).

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#3 posted 04-10-2012 06:45 PM

I’ve got a G3 on my JET Mini. If I was a big turner, I’d definitely go with the Supernova2.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 04-10-2012 08:03 PM

I felt like that might be the better option, but my cheap side kept popping up. I figure $160 for the chuck and adapter is still a pretty good deal. Waiting on shipping will be agony. =(

-- "I suggest a new strategy, R2: let the Wookiee win."

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