Precision Vacuum Adapter solutions for teknatool nova woodturning lathes

Equip your Nova Lathe with our Precision Vacuum Adapter Kit.

The Nova series of woodturning lathes can be quickly and reliably configured for the use of vacuum chuck work holding with the addition of our Precision Vacuum Adapter Kit including the adapter and our specially designed hand wheel kit for these lathes.  After the installation of our Nova hand wheel, the turner will have gained a reliable and simple method for a vacuum source connection, and will also be the beneficiary of a superior and  highly useful hand wheel providing benefits during every turning session.

Hand wheel and Adapter installed on Nova DVR "Plug and Play" adapter being inserted into wheel/td>

Indeed, this hand wheel provides significant value, convenience and safety benefits for the user, even if the user chooses not to utilize a vacuum system.  Once our hand wheel solution has been implemented, the turner can enjoy the benefits provided by the wheel itself, and can quickly, easily, and inexpensively add the Precision Vacuum Adapter at any time in the future.  Our hand wheel provides considerably more leverage and adds convenience when changing chucks, faceplates, and similar accessories to the spindle nose.  Safety is also enhanced by the large diameter of this wheel, and by the smooth rolled rim which is very hand-friendly.  One of our customers recently wrote: " I am extremely pleased with my new Nova adapter and hand wheel. You can use me as a reference anytime.  I have already told a buddy about your adapters. He is anxious to come and see mine.  Thanks again."  (Nova DVR) - David M. in Texas.  See other customer's comments too.

Hand wheel assembled to Nova "left hand wheel" part.  A big plus for comfort and safety. Hand wheel installed - note there are no protrusions or bolts exposed.  Just added safety and comfort.

Our hand wheel for Nova lathes requires the use of the Nova "left hand wheel" part to be installed on your Nova model DVR-XP, DVR, 3000, or 1624 lathe.  This part is standard on many new Nova models, and is also available from Teknatool or your local Nova dealer if you do not currently have it.  Use of a knock-out bar is not impeded by the installation of our hand wheel.

Large O-ring completely seals the wheel to the lathe and hand wheel seats inside the bottom of Nova part. Nova part removed from lathe.  The hand wheel O-ring seats on a shoulder in the inside bottom.

The Nova Hand Wheel Kit includes two threaded ring nuts and all required hardware and O-ring.  Installation of JT's hand wheel for Nova lathes is easy and straightforward.  See our guide, Installing the Precision Hand Wheel on Nova Lathes on our Product Installation page.

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To order, select your option and click the "Add to Cart" button below.

Price for the Adapter only is $99.00. 

Price for the Hand Wheel Kit only is $99.00.

The price for the Precision Vacuum Adapter Kit for Nova lathes is $189.00.

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Precision Vacuum Hubs

You might also be interested in our companion product, the Precision Vacuum Hub.  This billet aluminum hub is machined to exacting tolerances from aircraft quality aluminum stock, using state of the art CNC machining equipment.  Engineered to give years of service, the Precision Vacuum Hub allows the turner to utilize inexpensive Schedule 40 PVC 2-inch pipe Couplings to create interchangeable vacuum cups of varying sizes.

PM 3520, adapter installed

Precision Vacuum Hub for 1 1/4 x 8 spindle thread

Two views showing the Precision Vacuum Hub mounted on a Powermatic 3520B woodturning lathe

End view showing the face groove receiver for the 2" PVC couplings.  Note the O-ring at the bottom of the groove providing a positive vacuum seal. Side view showing the exceptional machining quality on all surfaces.  Note the six set screws that retain the vacuum cups.
Hub and Cups
Vacuum Hub and PVC pipe coupling Cups - various sizes available

This provides a low cost, high quality alternative to multiple sizes of individual vacuum chucks, while allowing the user to quickly move from one size cup to another.  The cups (2" PVC pipe couplings) are inserted into the precisely machined groove in the face of the hub, sealed by an O-ring in the bottom of the grove, and retained securely with 6 set screws around the perimeter.  Hubs are available in 1"x8, 1.25"x8, and M33x3.5 spindle thread sizes to accommodate most popular lathes.  Learn more about the Precision Vacuum Hub products on the vacuum hubs page.