Nova DVR XP or 2024?

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Forum topic by Bill Szydlo posted 09-07-2014 04:25 PM 1290 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bill Szydlo

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09-07-2014 04:25 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe

I am going to purchase one of these lathes and am looking for any input into making the decision. Currently the 2024 costs about $1000 more than the xp. Granted the 2024 comes with the stand but I already have a stand I would use so that is not a major factor.
A friend, who is a professional turner, recommended the XP to me but said that if you want to go with a bigger swing it would be better to consider the high end lathes such as One way or Robust.
I guess my question is this. Is 16” swing enough or is bigger always better?
If anyone has any experience with either of these lathes I would appreciate any advice you would be willing to share.
Thanks in advance,

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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 09-07-2014 06:16 PM

I’m so new to turning I can’t be called a newbie, more like a “wanna-be”. That said, you can get an outside stand for the XP that allows you to go to 29” bowls. I have that on my Nova 3000, and it’s not a bad feature. But I wouldn’t want to talk you out of a Robust…if I ever learn to do something besides make round sticks out of square ones, that’s the one on my bucket list.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#2 posted 09-07-2014 08:13 PM

If space is a problem get the Nova XP. Have to shop around for best price. Lot of money for a bare bones lathe when consider price of optional equipment. I would buy the XP over the 2024 if space at a premium. Nova DVR 2024 Lathe too expensive for what you get.

If going to be turning lot of large out of balanced items and have Room and 220V line look at this lathe. No not Oneway or Robust, still a well built.

I turn on a Jet lathe with 16” swing and turn heavy out of balanced items and would not even try on either Nova lathe.

-- Bill

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#3 posted 09-11-2014 08:29 PM

Bill where is that new lathe?

-- Bill

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