Began as a general engineering manufacturing firm called Latalex Ltd, with specific product designs such as the Radial Arm Saw.
NOVA brand of woodturning equipment is developed.
NOVA 1000 lathe production with outrigger system – 8 speeds begins. This bright yellow, aluminum lathe is still affectionately referred to today. Many units are still sold on the second hand market.
First export order of NOVA lathes and accessories.
Teknatool purchases larger custom built factory in Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand.
The replaceable point AV Centre System is introduced.
Teknatool develops the first chuck based screw system and the name Woodworm™ screw is first coined with the multi-chuck system.
The first key operated chuck is designed.
First four-jaw scroll self centering chuck designed especially for woodturning is introduced. Special jaws were developed and introduced – including the internal thread for end grain work holding. Under the HiTURN brand, a replaceable chisel tool tip concept is introduced, bowl gauges and the hollowing tool.
Accessory for the NOVA chuck is introduced. Latalex Ltd becomes Teknatool International, Ltd. Teknatool enters the North American market with its NOVA brand of woodturning equipment.
NOVA 2000,a large steel construction lathe, is introduced in Australia and Canada. NOVA brand enters the UK market with its woodturning equipment.
The NOVA TL1500 Lathe is introduced. Featured a simple rotating headstock, a 1HP motor, 8 speeds and a solid steel, twin rail bed system.
The NOVA Comet Lathe, Teknatool’s first compact lathe, is introduced into the New Zealand, Australian, US and Japanese markets. Featured a 3/4HP motor and gap bed accessories.
NOVA 3000 lathe series, with unique extendable bed system, is introduced. The sophisticated design of the swivel head allowed the head to be moved out (the magic 22.5º position) providing a completely clear position. Teknatool introduces the NOVA bed extension, the outrigger and accessories for the 3000 lathe. HiTURN Sharpening Centre is introduced.
Opens up the world of ornamental turning.
Teknatool launches a larger geared version of its original NOVA chuck, the SuperNOVA chuck
Lathe handbreak handwheel with combined vacuum coupler function introduced. launched – live centre with interchangeable heads. NOVA Mercury 1/4HP lathe introduced. A highly successful mini lathe which could expand in bed length and had outboard facility. Teknatool expands and builds an addition to its existing factory space.
released on the DVR 3000 Lathe, is introduced in the New Zealand & Australian markets. Many claim this is the biggest advancement in lathes since they were first motorized. It will take a few years for the full advantages of the DVR Drive to be fully developed, but even in its initial release it revolutionized woodturners’ turning experiences.
Teknatool wins the Unitec R & D award for outstanding achievement in systematic in线上赌场 tion development for it’s work on the groundbreaking DVR technology
Teknatool launches the , an updated version of the popular SuperNova Chuck. Includes in线上赌场 tive design features such as glass strand infused indexing backing plate, copper infused jaw slides for lubrication and durability and a unique TuffLock Gear profile. Teknatool launches an updated version of the original NOVA chuck, the
, the next generation DVR wood lathe is introduced. is released.
NOVA 1624-44 lathe is launched. Teknatool purchases New Zealand owned factory in Qingdao, China. is released. Teknatool launches the .
lathe and the win Best Value award by Fine Woodworking Magazine. NOVA Soft Jaws, an accessory jaw set for NOVA chucks, is launched. Teknatool introduces an improved design of the NOVA Ornamental Turner.
Teknatool launches the and the NOVA Swing Away Bed
Teknatool wINS the New Zealand China Trade Association/Investor Award and the Supreme Award for Best New Zealand Business in China. NOVA is named by WOOD Magazine, Top 5 of ‘the 25 Most In线上赌场 tive Products of Past 25 years’ for its invention of the four-jaw self centering chuck
Teknatool International starts Teknatool USA Inc, based in St Petersburg, Florida. NOVA launches the Tailstock Chuck Adaptor.
DVR motor is released for applications outside of NOVA. The DVR is the core element in the new Shopsmith PowerPro Machine, giving the Shopsmith an intelligent and powerful core motor technology. is released. At the time of release, it was NOVA’s largest capacity machine with the smart DVR motor. Teknatool receives ‘Best Investor’ award at the New Zealand China Trade Association national awards.
NOVA launches the with revolutionary Versaturn Accessories. Converts the lathe into a complete woodworking workstation. Teknatool USA Inc moves to larger facilities in order to make space for service support specialists and an R&D center.
NOVA launches , enabling complete jaw change outs in under 30 seconds.
was created to develop the DVR Smart Motor Technology for new products and for applications outside of woodworking.
NOVA wins the ‘Pro Tool Industry In线上赌场 tion” award for the Voyager DVR 18″ Drill Press . NOVA launches 23 new accessory products including , , , and more. Teknatool launches dedicated, stand alone R&D offices in Qingdao, China.
and are launched. Voyager represents NOVA’s first move into general workshop machinery. The NOVA Additional Accessory Jaws, NOVA DVR , and the NOVA is also released.
Celebrating 30 Years of NOVA in the USA. , , n, e, NOVA Saturn DVR Lathe, and are released. NOVA Voyager Firmware Updates go live. Additional NOVA Modular Toolrest pieces added to the catalog.