I have a MDR faceting machine that my older brother had and he gave
it to me before he died. It set in my garage for 10 years and finally
last year I got it out and set it up I got a electric motor that can
be centroled by a Rheostat which regulates the speed.
The Pedistol was not milled Square on the end that sets on the
sliding base. I got some stainless steel .0001 shims and shimed it so
now it will cut a rectangle cut and when the last facet cuts it comes
out good. There is a company in Texas that bought out the MDR
company.If you click onto Faceting machines this company add will
The machine I have has 8" laps. one 180, 400, 600, 800, 1200 & 8000.
They are copper laps charged with diamond. I am learning the process
of faceting stones and it is exciting. I have cut some Aust. Coper
Pedy opal and some turquoise and I cut three synt. round Saphites
which looked good The machine wasn’t set up good when My brother
If your pedistol is not true both lenght and width it wont cut a
asuare cut. The facet wont come out good.
If you need parts I think the Texas co. can help you.
Billy S. Bates