NOVA 46300 Comet II 12 Inch x 16 1/2-Inch Variable Speed Midi Lathe is the most versatile & innovative smaller lathe on the market today. Portable and space saving, yet delivers the capacity and rugged stability of larger machines. Small, space saving design means the NOVA Comet II Midi is a great choice for a multitude of projects. It’s at home as the primary or secondary lathe in a multi-functional workshop, or great for those who travel a lot for their hobby or who teach/demonstrate frequently. Its powerful 3/4HP electronic variable speed motor offers a wide speed range from 250-4000rpm. With a super low speed, up to a super high speed, the NOVA Comet II midi lathe is the perfect choice for a variety of projects, from pens to bowls and spindles.The forward and reversing switch offers additional flexibility for a superior finish. With its 12" swing capacity over bed and 16.5" between center capacity, expandable to 41" with the optional bed extension accessory, you can turn a wide variety of projects. Improvements to previous models include: strengthened reinforced composite guard, the guard now has a rapid access latch for even faster and easier access, the on/off switch has been improved to make it faster and more positive to switch on and off and is fitted with a no-vault release for additional safety. The 3 Step Pulley System offers different speed ranges while providing maximum flexibility.The middle step usually provides enough range for most wood turning applications, however the additional two steps provide more torque when needed for the more demanding projects. The Comet II has exceptional structural strength, with its solid cast iron construction throughout delivers optimum strength and rigidity while absorbing any vibration. The result, an exceptionally smooth turning experience with less time spent in the finishing process. Finally, the motor housing has been changed to a robust die cast housing. This updated version of the NOVA Comet II Midi Lathe delivers an exceptional turning experience.By adding the optional accessories you can transform your lathe into a total wood working station. This patented world first approach to versatile Midi Lathe design delivers maximum flexibility for the lathe owner, allowing the user to consolidate key wood working and wood turning functions into the single machine, saving space, time and money. Lathe available in 1"8TPI thread. Standard equipment: 3/4HP variable speed motor, 3" faceplate, hand wheel, 6" tool rest, 2MT Drive center, 2MT Live Center, knockout bar, manual and fastenings. Designed by Teknatool International, innovating since 1955. Backed by a full replacement 1-year warranty on motor and electronics and a further 2-Year limited warranty on all parts excluding motor, electronics, consumables, for a total of 2-Years limited warranty. Call our customer service center on 727-954-3433.