Carol when I got my Nova DVR I turned on one and also turned on the Jet 1642. I really liked them both. What it came down to was a smaller footprint and yet had the swing away bed extension if needed. Right now it works slick for me because I can slide the tailstock onto the extension and then swing both out of the road if needed. I would have been happy with the 1642 because the headstock slides to the end of the bed which made it a moot point for turning larger items. I would have been very happy with it also but again footprint is what I needed.
Retirement: That’s when you return from work one day
and say, “Hi, Honey, I’m home – forever.”
To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.