I bought a HiTech 5" trim saw at one of the InterGem shows. He had
used it as his demo all weekend, so I got it at a discount,,.
I made the slot the saw is in about an inch bigger and use a 6"
blade in it. (Do so at your own risk.....) Lots of power from the
It is super easy to clean, real quite, multi speed, easy to change
the blades, and you can also get a guide for the right hand side to
automatically feed long pieces.
I use ultra thin blades for cutting semi precious stones, and also
use a heavy duty sintered blade for fast cutting of agate and quartz.
I absolutely love it. I use water in it, and use a Kitchen Basting
Syringe (with a bulb on top) to remove the water after cutting so the
blade wont rust.
Its got a 'pocket' on top to store stones that have been cut or that
I found that Kingsley North sells them on their web site. Good
company, I've bought from them for years. If they don't have the
guide and you need one, they go to the manufacturer for you. I don't
know who else carries them, but you might be able to find another
dealer if you look.
Love and God Bless