Hi just to add my 2 cents worth…I have an Ameritool 4 inch saw -
it is wonderful. (I also use the Ameritool Flat Lap - the two
together make a great shop.) Additionally I use an All U Need Flat
Lap, which has been used for over 25 years. Just replace the Laps -
it’s like the Battery Bunny!!!
I also have a 4 inch Raytech GemSaw, which I have been using for 25
years - equally as good, both are easy to move around from area to
area. Will trim small slabs and nuggets without any problem.
Mounted on the bench in the Garage Studio is a 6 inch Lortone, which
has a feeder and vice and will take a reasonably sized chunk. By now,
after 34 years of playing, I prefer to buy slabs and see what is
I teach Lapidary Inlay classes and use the All U Need 4 inch Trim
Saw, very sturdy old saw and been used heavily; and have an 8 inch
Ameritool Flat Lap. My classes are now about 5 students at most and
two can work on small cut rocks at the same time. No complaints on
any of the machines.
Rose Marie Christison