Upgrade your lapidary cabbing machine with Diamond Pacific Nova resin-bond diamond lap discs to quickly add sanding steps to your cabbing process. With this soft padded screw-back lap coated with Nova resin-bond diamond, lapidary artists can sand and polish quickly and without the mess of compounds or pastes can quickly and conveniently spin-on to the end of their cabbing machine to add additional grits for sanding and polishing cabochons without changing wheels.
Basically a semi-flattened Nova wheel, Nova diamond laps by Diamond Pacific have a soft foam rubber backing and have a slightly convex dome so that under pressure of your stone they provide an even polishing surface in the middle area often missed with other laps. The rubber is coated with a thick layer of Diamond Pacific's special Nova resin-bond diamond formula for fast action and long lap life and mounted to a plastic screw-back plate for quick installation on your cabbing machine. Diamond Pacific provides a highly concentrated layer of diamond in the resin Nova layer to give a lasting and fast-cutting lap for professional jewelers and cabbers creating calibrated or freeform cabochons or intarsia where time and predictable materials removal is critical. The standard 1/4 inch-20 thread bolt is molded into the back-up plate to fit Diamond Pacific's Gem-Makers and most other machines accepting that size bolt like the Genie, Pixie, Titan, or CabKing.
Selection and Compatibility
Quickly mount and swap between different grits Diamond Pacific Nova resin-bond laps on your lapidary cabbing machine to work out the scratches left by grinding with magnetic plated diamond discs or spin-on plated laps. Using a proven general purpose grit sequence common to Diamond Pacific's machines for sanding most lapidary materials with 280-600-1200-3000 grit Nova diamond laps followed by a cerium oxide Nova Lap or your preferred lapidary polish on a canvas polishing pad to put an excellent polish on most stones, while some stubborn stones may require more sanding steps such as additional grit Nova laps or lapidary polish compounds like diamond paste, tin oxide polish powder, or cerium oxide polish.
For flats use Diamond Pacific's unpadded Diamond Pacific Magnetic Nova Laps which do not have a convex surface to quickly sand and polish flats with the convenience and cost effectiveness of a magnetic swap.
Available Nova Lap Diameters for Cabbing Machines
Available Diamond Pacific Nova Disc Grits and Colors
- 280 grit diamond - Black
- 600 grit diamond - Brown
- 1200 grit diamond - Grey
- 3000 grit diamond - Rose
- 8000 grit diamond - Tan
- 14000 grit diamond - Cream
- 50000 grit diamond - Light Blue
Instructions, Manuals, and Usage Tips
- Diamond Pacific Nova laps MUST be used with water.
- It is recommended to use Diamond Pacific Nova Laps in sets rather than in combination with other brands or styles of lapidary sanding laps to allow for predictable sanding progress between grits.