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110.00 KGS
$100.00 (Fixed shipping cost)
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We are seeing more and more tools improved with the addition of technology that makes them smart. Nova is bringing the improvements that come along with the Smart Motor technology from DVR Technology Developments, Inc. to their Voyager 18" Drill Press.

The Nova Voyager Drill Press says bye bye to belts or pulleys and instead uses a DVR (Digital Variable Reluctance) Smart Motor that is both brushless and direct drive. It has a variable speed range of 50 to 5500 RPM, and still all the torque you need to drill steel. The motor can be set up for either 115V or 220V and can turn on or off with no power spike.

The Nova Voyager is not only smart because of the digitally controlled motor, its onboard computer takes all the guess work out of the drilling speed requirements for different materials. An LCD screen allows the user to use a simple picture menu to select the drill bit size and the material they want to drill, and the computer will figure out the optimum cut speed.

If that isn't enough, the computer can be used to zero out the drill bit height so the user can use the display to see exactly how deep they are drilling. Taking things to the next level of coolness, the user can also input their maximum depth and have the drill automatically stop when the cutting depth is reached. The drill depth can be dialled into an accuracy of 0.05” increments.

Other features include a pilot-hole setting, favourites options, auto braking, auto start on handle pull, and more. There are even safety features built in to stop the drill if a piece comes loose.

2-Year Full Replacement Motor and Controller
5-Year Full Replacement all other parts


  • Using the unique DVR technology, the direct drive motor is incredibly smooth with no pulleys or belts to vibrate.

  • Sensors for superior safety, use and maintenance: Load, Depth, Vibration and Emergency Stop

  • Powerful 1.75HP/2HP Motor handles wood, metal, plastic and glass

  • 50-5500rpm variable speed for variety of projects (default is 50-3000rpm, option in settings to increase to 5500rpm)

  • No belts, quiet and smooth operation.

  • Intelligent Speed Selection to get the correct speed for the application

  • Slow Start Pilot Hole Function

  • Tapping Assist Function

  • Digital speed readout

  • Electronic Braking

  • Load Readout

  • Self Starting

  • Digital Quill Depth Readout

  • Dial Knob for precise speed adjustment

  • Forward/Reverse

  • 6” of quill travel in 2 revolutions of the handle

  • Adjustable mechanical stop coupled with Digital readout for accurate and repeatable actions

  • Intelligent Control – Easy to operate, the NOVA DVR range of machines are the only SMART machines on the market using Adaptive Control™ Software

  • High Torque Power – Instant power when you need it. With it’s 1.75HP/2HP high torque motor, exceptional structural strength and smart design, the NOVA Voyager has the power and capacity to handle a wide variety of projects with ease.

  • Faster, more efficient drilling – NOVA Voyager DVR delivers incredible turning smoothness. With no belts to cause vibration, a computer that automatically adjusts performance and solid cast iron construction, the Voyager is one smooth & quiet operator. This delivers the ability to drill faster and more efficiently.

  • Plug n’ Play Easy to use, push button electronic variable speed with forward and reverse.

  • Power Saving – Smart computer controlled motor only draws as much power as it needs for the project being worked on.  The DVR motor can save up to 50% energy and emissions over conventional motors.

  • Low Maintenance – Industrial grade electronics 



  • 1.75HP/2HP Direct Drive, Variable Speed DVR Motor

  • Class F Winding Insulation. Industrial spec for long life

  • Swing: 18”

  • Spindle Travel: 6”

  • Number of Spindle Speeds: Variable

  • Speed Range: 50-3000rpm is default (option in settings to increase to 5500rpm)

  • Spindle Taper: MT-2

  • Spindle Distance to Table: (Max.) 23 1/8” (587mm)

  • Spindle Distance to Base: 40.94” (1040mm)

  • Table Size (wood working)(L x W): 16 1/2″ x 16.1/2” (419mm x 419mm)

  • Table Tilt (Deg.): -45° to +45°

  • Table Rotation (Deg.): 360°

  • Chuck Size: 5/8” (3-16mm)

  • Column Diameter: 3.62” (92mm)

  • Base Size (L x W): 22 1/4” x 17 1/2″ (565mm x 445mm)

  • DVR High Torque Motor, Electronic Variable Speed, 1.75HP/2HP Direct Drive; Single Phase Input Supply, 110-120V, 15A, 1.75HP; 220-240V, 10-15A, 2HP (Requires optional plug change)



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Note - some minor features in the photos may have changed. Some features have been improved since photos were taken.
















































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