Diamond Pacific Galaxy Diamond Grinding Wheels offer a smooth, true-running diamond surface that never needs dressing. Use these lapidary diamond wheels to grind preforms for cabochons, custom body jewelry, mineral specimens, or any other stone that needs some encouragement to take on a new shape. Due to Diamond Pacific Galaxy wheels' construction they are clean to use. Because the wheels themselves don't breakdown and wear away with use as silicon carbide wheels do, you don't end up with all the mess of concrete-forming slurry in your Genie pans.
These wheels offer an industry-standard durability between ultra-long life Inland Sintered and economical CabKing grinding wheels. You can extend the life of your diamond wheels with the optional use of 412 Slick Lube diamond tool lubricant.
Diamond Pacific Galaxy wheels offer top-shelf durability and lifespan due to their quality decades-proven construction. Precisely graded industrial diamonds are fused to a heavy steel ring by an extremely hard nickel alloy plating and mounted to a tough glass-filled polyester core. Precision construction offers a smooth, quiet running wheel for nearly any brand lapidary arbor. Galaxy wheels MUST be used with water, but you only need a small amount to keep the wheels and stone wet, cool, and to minimize the rock dust.
Selection and Compatibility
The recommended wheel sequence for many commercial lapidary materials is the 80 grit Galaxy wheel followed by the 220 grit wheel. This combination will prepare most stones for follow-up with soft Diamond Pacific Nova Diamond Wheels to remove scratches left by these Galaxy Wheels. Some hard-to-work material may benefit from more steps such as additional grit plated wheels or hex surfaces for high-volume or high-speed rough cutting of hard materials where efficient washing away of debris is important. A versatile choice of grit and wheel sizes are available to fit your needs and equipment. The diamond shaped, interrupted pattern of the Diamond Pacific Galaxy Hex version wheels in 80, 60, and 30 grit sizes are the coarsest, fastest grinding wheels available. Inland Sintered Diamond Wheels are also available for high-volume commercial lapidaries needing the longest life possible from their diamond wheels.
Galaxy Wheels have a 1" arbor hole, wheel bushings are NOT included and will be necessary to install on arbors having smaller than 1 inch shaft sizes. These Galaxy wheels can be installed on the Diamond Pacific Bigfoot (2"), Diamond Pacific Pixie Gem-Maker (4"), Diamond Pacific Genie G2 Gem Maker (6"), Diamond Pacific Titan Gem Maker, (8") and CabKing 6 inch or CabKing 8 inch depending on your machine. Spacing between wheels may need adusted for CabKing or other machines if you are upgrading from another brand wheel to ensure your water supply continues to route correctly to the wheel as intended. You can equip your Diamond Pacific Cabbing Machine or CabKing with a spare shaft to quickly change out your choice of additional wheels without having to disassemble your cabber's mounting nut! Precut shaft spacers are available when needed.
Available Galaxy Wheel Diameters
- 2 inch Galaxy Wheels measure 2-3/8 x 1-1/8 inch and fit Diamond Pacific Bigfoot or larger cabbing machines
- 4 inch Galaxy Wheels measure 4 x 1-1/4 inch and fit Diamond Pacific Pixie Gem-Maker or larger
- 6 inch Galaxy Wheels measure 6 x 1-1/2 inch and fit Genie, CabKing 6 inch, or larger
- 8 inch Galaxy Wheels measure 7 -5/8 x 2 inch for Titan, CabKing 8 inch, or other 8" lapidary arbors
Available Galaxy Grinding Wheel Grits
- 60 grit Galaxy Wheel
- 80 grit Galaxy Wheel
- 100 grit Galaxy Wheel
- 120 grit Galaxy Wheel
- 180 grit Galaxy Wheel
- 220 grit Galaxy Wheel
- ⚠️ 360 & 600 grit Galaxy Wheels have been discontinued by Diamond Pacific. See 360 & 600 grit CabKing grinding wheels as an alternative once our stock runs out.
- Hex Galaxy wheels are also available.