I'm ready to buy a 6-inch lapidary trim saw and would like
opinions. Inland? Polaris? Wizard?
If possible I would try to find a used trim saw made in the 1970’s.
Highland Park is one brand from back then. Solid as a rock. Check
Craig’s List and eBay to find used trim saws.
I wouldn’t waste my money on Inland. Everyone I heard that owned one
wasn’t happy. They are under powered among other problems. I haven’t
heard of Polaris or Wizard.
When buying a trim saw look for one with a solid aluminum table and
body. You will probably be using water for cutting and aluminum will
If you are on a budget, tile saws sold at big box home improvement
stores are your best bet. I hear people raving all the time on the
Rock Tumbling Hobby Board about the Workforce sold by Home Depot. You
will need to replace the blade that comes with it soon with a regular
lapidary blade because the one that comes with the saw wears quickly.
Just some thoughts…