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Looking for Diamond Pacific "Genie"


#1

Hi Folks,

By any chance does anyone have a used Diamond Pacific Genie grinder
they are interested in parting with? I know it’s a long-shot, but
thought I’d check before considering buying a new one. Any leads would
be greatly appreciated! I’ve been asked to do a gem cutting demo, but
my 8 inch expanding drum setup is not portable. The Genie would also
be more efficient when cutting a single stone, rather than having to
change belts all the time. The expanding drum setup is great for
production-style cutting, which I haven’t had time for in ages.

Thanks in advance,

Dave
Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)
dave@sebaste.com


#2

David: Try http://www.rockhounds.com

Classifieds Equipment section, I think there were 2 in there, not
sure if they are still available.

Albert Zabinski
http://www.facetersco-op.com/
zabinski@facetersco-op.com
USA Club Listing
http://www.facetersco-op.com/zabinski/


#3

Dave, if you want a portable machine, why not go with the pixie.
Same machine as the Genie but smaller and cheaper, and a lot easier
to carry. The Genie is heavy… I have been using the Genie for
about eight years now. Couldn’t do without it. As I do a lot of opal
cutting, I have been thinking of replacing a couple of the wheels
with spacer to give me a little more “around the edge” clearance as I
don’t use the very corse and the 14K wheels.

Don


#4
Try http://www.rockhounds.com 

I already thanked Albert for this offline… but wanted to let
everyone know this is a great link! I found the classified ads under
(well under) Bob’s Rock Shop, but it was a gold mine, so to speak. The
one Genie listed there has been sold, but I’m going to put a "Wanted"
ad up.

Thanks again, Albert!

Dave

Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)
dave@sebaste.com mailto:dave@sebaste.com
http://www.CarolinaArtisans.com http://www.CarolinaArtisans.com


#5

Hi Don,

Thanks for the suggestion of the Pixie (4" wheels) vs. Genie (6"
wheels). I may step down to that if I can’t find a Genie. Or maybe
step up to a new Genie. I had considered the Pixie, but portability is
not going to be a frequent requirement. It’s more the catalyst to
prompt me to seek a Genie again. I searched for a used unit a few
years ago, and barely missed out on the sale of two of them!

I’m leaning toward the Genie over the Pixie because I prefer heavy
duty capacity and the “flatter” face presented by a larger wheel. The
more compact Pixie does have its advantages in my cramped studio,
though!

The search continues…

Dave

Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)
dave@sebaste.com mailto:dave@sebaste.com
http://www.CarolinaArtisans.com http://www.CarolinaArtisans.com