Upgrade the NOVA DVR Lathe Handles
I love my Nova DVR lathe by Teknatool (www.teknatool.com), but like other Nova owners I found that the various handles that came with the lathe did not live up to the quality of the rest of the tool.
Luckily, this is easily fixed by replacing the handles with better ones. Someone on the MSN Nova owners group recommended the following parts from www.reidtool.com (sorry, I can’t find the post to credit the originator!).
Just go to Reid Tool and search on these part #s.
ONE of part #KHX-60 95MM ZINC HANDLE to replace the quill-lock handle.
ONE of part #KHX-345 95MM ZINC HANDLE to replace the tool-rest handle.
TWO of part #ESP-85 PUSH-FIT SOFT HANDLES to use as soft covers for the steel tool rest base handle and the tail-stock base handles. You will need to slightly drill out the plastic on these handle covers to make them fit, but it is easily done.
If you have the outrigger assembly on your lathe, get another of the KHX-345s so that you can replace the tool rest handle on the outrigger also.
These changes may work on the standard Nova 3000 lathe too, but I’m not sure.
This is a great upgrade to the tool and worth the $25 or so. See finished handles in photos above.