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Forum topic by Jimbo4 posted 07-31-2014 01:19 AM 716 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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07-31-2014 01:19 AM

Buyer beware. I purchased a Nova DVR XP lathe in 2011, and on 22 July 2014 I sent an email to Teknatool informing them a loud rumble can be felt and heard from the drive head while running in forward. When switching to reverse the rumble turned into a screech, with a large amount of vibration. Bearings maybe ? And, by looking at the parts break down, how difficult would it be to replace the bearings, or should I return it to WoodWorkers Supply for repair.

On 27 July 2014 I received directions on how to replace the bearings. I sent Teknatool another email asking if this work would be on my dime, because the lathe is inside the 5 year warranty period, and should I return it to WoodWorkers or Teknatool for repair – answer was no, they do not warranty the bearings.

All you Nova Lathe buyers beware: Read the 5 year warranty very closely – as mechanical problems must be reported within the 2 year period of sale to be under warranty. THEN WHAT THE HELL IS THE 5 YEAR WARRANTY PERIOD GOOD FOR !? No more Nova/Teknatool products will pass into my hands again! :(

-- BOVILEXIA: The urge to moo at cows from a moving vehicle.

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#1 posted 07-31-2014 03:30 AM

That’s terrible

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