I have a Diamond Laser 3000, and it works beautifully cutting
preforms from stone slabs. Really reduces waste and increases yield.
In fact, slabs are about all I buy anymore, further reducing waste, as
well as the time, money and space spent on larger saws. And when
buying slabs, you know exactly what you are getting. I do also have a
10" trim saw, but it’s not functional at this time, and I don’t feel
especially compelled to make it so.
As a side note, I seem to recall this saw cost between $400-500, new,
a few years ago.
You didn’t specify in your mail that you are cutting your pendants
from stone. If you’re talking about metal, I don’t know how well this
would work, especially on thinner gauges of metal. Something along the
lines of a jigsaw using a jeweler’s blade would probably be better for
that. I don’t know of one, but I’d be one exists out there somewhere!
Hope this helps,
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)