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504 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: lathe refurbishing turning tip question resource trick

I have a NOVA DVR lathe I’d like to re-wire to 220v. I’ve downloaded the instructions from Teknatool and while it looks simple enough, I am disappointed I couldn’t find a video of it on YouTube.

First, does anyone know where I can find a clip of it being done, and;

Second, has anyone here done this already and have sage words of advice for me?

THANKS…


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#1 posted 492 days ago

I think technatool has a video on the website. I watched it when I bought my DVR but haven’t switched to 220. It looked simple enough, basically moving a jumper and change the plug..

-- mrg

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#2 posted 492 days ago

Scrub – So how is that 220V change coming along?

jim

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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#3 posted 491 days ago

I received the switch kit yesterday from Teknatool and just completed the re-wire…off to Home Depot later to get the 220v plug end and then cross my fingers I followed all the pretty pictures correctly. :-)

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#4 posted 490 days ago

Great . . . . . should be up and turning soon.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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#5 posted 488 days ago

The switch to 220V has been completed successfully…I am so excited to make more sawdust this weekend (just more powerfully).

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#6 posted 488 days ago

New more powerful lathe – make lots of shavings !

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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#7 posted 169 days ago

I know this is an old thread but you iwill not get more power by going to 220V. Watts and HP are calulated with volts times amps. If you look at the motor face plate you will see the amps are half for 220 of what the they are for 120. The end result is the same watts. What it does get is the use of smaller wire and breaker. That is the reason appliances like your range or dryer are wired 220, so the wire isn’t massive.

-- Doug, South Carolina

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#8 posted 169 days ago

Interesting thought Doug – but the DVR XP is not your “normal” lathe, i.e., computer driven. I know it’s hard to believe, but it will change HP when rewired to 220v. How ? I don’t know, as you will have to ask Teknatool.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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