I studied Jewelry Design and Construction years ago and now plan to
pick-up where I left off. I have also accumulated some used
Lapidary equipment after living in New Mexico for several years and
am in the process of refurbishing that gear.
I have a Loritone 12" slab saw that needs a new blade, but I can’t
seem to find much comparing the variety of replacement
blades available. Seems like the factory blades run about $130
through a local Lapidary supply, but I have also seen blades
advertised for about half that price on the net. Much of what I
plan to cut is hard - agate, petrified wood, rhyolite, and some
I’m also curious how I can effectively slab an entire specimen in
the Loritone by extending the specimen outside the vice - any easy
methods besides gluing the rock to a piece of lumber?