I’m overwhelmed and so thankful to all of the kind members who
responded to my questions concerning lapidary equipment.
Honestly, I never dreamed that there were so many options.
Here’s what I finally chose to do.
I came into some money unexpectedly; enough to afford a good, albeit
expensive, machine. I chose to buy a Diamond Pacific Genie with the
14,000 grit wheel.
I have an old 10" slab saw and bought a new blade and some cutting
oil for it.
I purchased a 7" tile saw from Lowes for $88. Thanks to all who
recommended a tile saw. It has a 3/4 hp motor and a 1/2" motor
shaft. I bought a replacement 6" lapidary blade for this saw. I
figured if this doesn’t work I’m not out too much.
By the way I got the Genie from Rockpeddler.com for $1,650. Pretty
good for that machine. Jeanne Ridolfi at Rockpeddler was quite nice
Right now I’m sitting at home shivering in the cold and anxiously
awaiting the arrival of my new toys.
You guys are great and I’m proud to be a part of this group.