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.
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.
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 Hex Wheels 80, 60, and 30 grit sizes makes them 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 may need adjusting for CabKing or other machines to make sure the water supply continues to route successfully to the wheel.
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 Wheel Grits and Colors
- 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 grit Galaxy Wheel
- 600 grit Galaxy Wheel
- 30 grit HEX Galaxy Wheel *made-to-order
- 60 grit HEX Galaxy Wheel *made-to-order
- 80 grit HEX Galaxy Wheel *made-to-order
Standard grit sequence of Diamond Pacific Galaxy Wheels 80-220 usually ship within 24 business hours from SUVA in common quantities along with other grit wheels in more limited numbers. Quantities exceeding our inventory may drop-ship from Diamond Pacific and require additional time for tracking numbers, please contact us if any questions or deadlines.
Instructions, Manuals, and Usage Tips
- Diamond Pacific Galaxy Grinding Wheels Instructions download
- 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.